Daily News: December 18, 2013

Thompson Hine Elects New Restructuring/Bankruptcy Partner

Thompson Hine said it elected seven lawyers to the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2014. The new partners, located in the firm’s Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, New York and Washington, D.C. offices, represent a broad range of practice areas including Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy; Business Litigation; Corporate Transactions & Securities; International Trade & Customs; and Labor & Employment.

“Each of these lawyers has exceptional legal acumen and has demonstrated our firm’s commitment to client service excellence by continually delivering high value to clients. We welcome them to our partnership and look forward to their assistance, as future firm leaders, in shaping our initiatives for innovative service delivery,” said Deborah Z. Read, Thompson Hine’s managing partner.

Scott B. Lepene, a member of the Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy group in the Cleveland office, represents creditors, many of them secured, and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court workouts and business reorganization litigation.

He also represents businesses in a wide range of industries, including financial services, banking, manufacturing, automotive, restaurant and real estate. In addition, he has experience representing clients in connection with assignments for the benefit of creditors. He has been selected for repeated inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star, most recently in 2013. Lepene received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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