Bankruptcy and Restructuring Attorney Joins Opening of New York Office for Whiteford, Taylor & Preston

Date: March 27, 2018

New York -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that Kenneth M. Lewis, an experienced New York-based bankruptcy and restructuring attorney, has joined the firm as a partner and will reside in the firm's newly opened New York office.

“Ken Lewis is a longtime friend and colleague in our practice and he has decades of experience in the New York area,” said Paul Nussbaum, Chair of Whiteford's Business Reorganizations and Bankruptcy Litigation Group.  “He is a terrific addition to our national bankruptcy practice.”  Martin Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, added, “We have long been active in New York.  Opening offices there is a natural development for our firm and bankruptcy practice in particular, and also our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint.”

At Whiteford, Mr. Lewis joins a bankruptcy team that Chambers USA describes as “[o]ne of the go-tos for any bankruptcy."  With more than 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney, he has been involved in hundreds of bankruptcy cases, representing virtually all constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts.  He advises public corporations, as well as small businesses, lenders, asset purchasers, landlords, municipalities, officers and directors, trustees, and plan administrators.  He also serves as a mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Lewis currently serves as treasurer and executive board member of the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys.

“It is an absolute privilege to open the firm's first New York office,” said Mr. Lewis.  “I am joining a practice I already know well, anticipate a seamless transition for my clients, and am excited to be joining forces with some of the best bankruptcy lawyers in the business.”

In addition to Mr. Lewis, since 2015, the firm's Bankruptcy practice has added a dozen attorneys, including:  Michael J. Roeschenthaler and Dennis R. Very in Pittsburgh, PA; Nelson C. Cohen in Bethesda, MD; David R. Kuney in Washington, DC; and Christopher M. Samis and L. Katherine Good in Wilmington, DE.

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP:  The over 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provide a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes fifteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.