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Allen G. Kadish
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Allen G. Kadish practices in the areas of business law, corporate crisis management, complex transactions, Chapter 11 restructurings, workouts, creditors' rights and business litigation. His clients have included distressed and non-distressed businesses in transition, corporate borrowers in debt transactions, debtors, creditors, lenders, vendors, fiduciaries, purchasers, investors, committees and others in- and out-of-court. Allen has represented parties involved with reorganization and restructuring issues in a wide range of industries, including airline, arts and entertainment, automotive, construction, e-commerce, electronics, energy, environmental, financial services, gaming, healthcare, investment capital, jewelry, manufacturing, media, oil and gas services, real estate, retail, sports, technology and transportation.

Allen is a member of the global Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association and was 2016 Chairman and 2015 President of the TMA - New York Chapter. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is a member and Board Member Emeritus of WorkOUT Professionals. Allen received his B.A. in 1983 from Rutgers College and his J.D. in 1986 from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Allen is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Allen served as law clerk to the Hon. Manuel D. Leal, Jr., of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas at Houston (1986-88). After serving as an associate at Levin & Weintraub, Crames & Edelman and (by merger) Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler (1988-94), and Gainsburg & Hirsch (1994-2001), he was a partner with Harris Beach (2001-02), counsel with Fulbright & Jaworski (2002-03) and counsel (2003) then shareholder (2004-13) in Greenberg Traurig's Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring Group in New York.

Allen represents or has represented, among others (at DTK or at prior firms), several troubled privately held businesses in various industries; the lead transaction party and secured creditor in an oil and gas production restructuring; a not- for-profit New York office building in Chapter 11; an international high-end jewelry business in distress; a not-for-profit global charity in acquisition of distressed assets out of Chapter 11; a lessor of cell towers in a national restructuring; a distressed monthly subscription-box business in an out-of-court private sale; a high net worth individual in Chapter 11; a mechanic's lien-holder in a Chapter 11 case; the official committee of unsecured creditors of New York City taxi medallion owners in Chapter 11; purchasers of New York City real estate out of Chapter 11; a not-for-profit healthcare organization in an acquisition of a community healthcare facility; lenders to a medical device manufacturer; the official committee of unsecured creditors of an environmental not-for-profit; a real estate consultant to a bankruptcy trustee; the official committee of unsecured creditors in a New York real estate reorganization; a large, wholesale travel agency in a claim dispute in the American Airlines bankruptcy; a group of former partners of a distressed law firm; the acquirer of rural New York real estate in a Delaware bankruptcy; a financial services firm in financing transactions; a jewelry retailer in business expansion; a healthcare consulting practice in financial distress; a Florida bank in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy with a multi-million dollar swap investment; the receiver of distressed real estate in bankruptcy cases; a Florida Jai Alai enterprise in New York litigation with lenders; a commercial landlord in the Chapter 11 case of its restaurant tenant; the CEO of a multi-billion-dollar education publisher in the publisher's Chapter 11 reorganization; the mortgage holder in the acquisition through Chapter 11 of New York commercial real estate; a national passport expediting business in obtaining reversal of the suspension by the U.S. State Department of authority to operate; institutional investors with respect to bankruptcy issues implicated in a wind-farm acquisition; an international media conglomerate in respect of the financial distress of a domestic cable television subsidiary; a tech business on restructuring issues in bet-the-company litigation; the BVI liquidator of an international chemical manufacturer through a Section 363 sale and plan in Chapter 11; a national retailer as purchaser of apparel brands and mall leases out of Chapter 11; an international performing arts organization in structuring financing transactions; a financial services business in receivership and Chapter 11; the secured lender in a contested, involuntary, single-asset real estate case; an umbrella, not-for-profit arts organization in creating bankruptcy materials for members; a Florida medical group in bet-the-practice litigation with former partners; a New York City taxi industry contractor in the bankruptcy of a direct competitor; a New York restaurant group as defendant in complex avoidance actions; a post-confirmation plan fiduciary in claim and other post-effective date litigation; and standing and specially appointed trustees and examiners in scores, and a wide variety, of cases.

Allen is also a qualified mediator having been certified by the American Bankruptcy Institute 40-hour bankruptcy mediation program at St. John's University School of Law and is an approved mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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DiConza Traurig Kadish LLP
630 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.682.4940
Fax: 212.682.4942