CHICAGO — Barnes & Thornburg is pleased to welcome Ken Kansa to the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. Kansa joins the group shortly after the firm added fellow Chicago restructuring partner Aaron Gavant in June, as well as New York restructuring partner Gregory Plotko in February.
Kansa’s practice encompasses a wide variety of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters, with particular experience representing corporate clients in financial and operational restructuring proceedings and cross-border insolvency matters. He represents public and non-public companies in Chapter 11 plans of reorganization, out-of-court debt resolutions, and strategic transactions, among other bankruptcy-related real estate, tax and corporate issues.
“With over 20 years practicing in Chicago, Ken has become a pillar in the city’s legal and bankruptcy communities,” said Michael Carrillo, managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. “He’s a strong asset to our team and will bolster our capabilities both in Chicago and nationally.”
Kansa is a frequent speaker to professional organizations and for continuing legal education on restructuring and insolvency.
“I’m excited to welcome Ken to our growing team of restructuring attorneys,” said Mark Owens, chair of the firm’s Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. “This has already been a busy year and I’m confident that Ken will further this momentum as new complexities continue to confront the structured finance space.”
Kansa earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from George Washington University. He also holds an M.A. from Cleveland State University, where he sits on the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Advisory Board.
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