Daily News: May 15, 2014

Peitzman Restructuring/Bankruptcy Team Joins Robins, Kaplan

Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi announced that Peitzman Weg LLP, a nationally known and leading corporate restructuring and bankruptcy boutique, will join the firm with four partners who will reside in the Los Angeles office of the firm.

Peitzman Weg LLP, a boutique firm, has been recognized in Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report as among the top-ranked national firms for business restructuring and bankruptcy. Partners Howard J. Weg, Scott F. Gautier, James P. Menton, Jr., and David B. Shemano have a collective experience that spans decades of practice in high-profile corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in California and nationwide. Several associates are also expected to join.

Howard Weg’s experience includes prominent and complex restructurings, both in and out of Chapter 11 cases, such as for the owners of the “Terminator” and other motion picture franchises and movie rights, restaurant franchises, the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel and other hotels and casinos, office buildings, industrial properties, hospitals and power companies. He serves on the board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy.

Scott Gautier represents constituents in all facets of corporate insolvency, both in and out of court proceedings. His noteworthy debtor representations include such nationally recognized names as Bugle Boy, Sexy Hair, Closet World, one of the largest KFC franchisees and the Terminator movie franchise. He has had significant roles in bankruptcy cases of national prominence and also represents mid-market companies and official committees in corporate Chapter 11 cases.

James Menton, Jr. is primarily focused on business litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights. He draws upon his extensive professional network to provide clients with strategic resources and solutions in their cases. His experience includes matters involving commercial and contract disputes, bankruptcy related litigation, creditor and shareholder rights, director and officer liability, fraud and fraudulent transfers, lender liability and real estate.

David Shemano represents Chapter 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, secured creditors and general unsecured creditors in all aspects of corporate bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. He has in-depth experience handling bankruptcy, restructuring and bankruptcy litigation matters related to real estate, entertainment, franchising and manufacturing.