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King & Spalding

May 16, 2016 11:15 ET

King & Spalding Adds Bankruptcy Partner With Focus on Financially Distressed Municipalities to Atlanta and DC Offices

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - King & Spalding announced today that bankruptcy attorney Mark Kaufman has joined the firm as a partner in its Atlanta and Washington DC offices. He joins the firm from Dentons, where he was a partner.

Kaufman's practice focuses on advising financially distressed municipalities, special purpose districts and related governmental entities, as well as bondholders, bond insurers and other investors, regarding emerging legal issues and appropriate strategies for fiscally challenged credits. Kaufman served as lead counsel to the governor-appointed Receiver to the City of Harrisburg, Penn., when Harrisburg was able to successfully complete its financial restructuring without resorting to Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. He was honored as the Mid-Market Restructuring Lawyer of the Year by the Global M&A Network for his work on the Harrisburg matter and more generally in the municipal distress space.

"Mark is a well-known and highly regarded restructuring attorney with a combination of intellectual perspective and practical experience that is unusual in our field," said Paul Ferdinands, head of King & Spalding's Financial Restructuring/Bankruptcy practice. "Having Mark at the firm will provide our clients and the firm with the benefit of his network as well as insights into the latest issues in the restructuring world right now. We are delighted to have him."

Kaufman is an author and frequent speaker at conferences and symposia on the legal and financial issues associated with fiscally challenged municipalities. He has served as president of the Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and is an emeritus director of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute (SBLI). Kaufman served as president and chairman of SBLI in 2007 and 2008, respectively. He also chaired Georgia's Bankruptcy Bench and Bar Conference. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell, and his JD from Harvard.

"I am excited to continue working on cutting-edge municipal restructuring issues with a collaborative, smart team," said Kaufman. "This is a great opportunity."

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