Baker McKenzie added Mark Bloom, Paul Keenan and John Dodd to its global restructuring and insolvency practice. All three joined from Greenberg Traurig where Bloom led the firm’s global restructuring and bankruptcy practice.
“We have been steadily building up our R&I practice globally, and have been looking to further strengthen our group in the U.S. for some time,” Debra Dandeneau, chair of Baker McKenzie’s global restructuring and insolvency group, said. “Mark is a colleague with whom I’ve worked for years. His outstanding reputation and technical knowledge, along with the additional expertise of Paul and John, will be a tremendous asset for our clients.”
Bloom is a bankruptcy lawyer and serves as chair of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has more than 35 years of experience in the areas of U.S. and cross-border financial restructuring, reorganization and bankruptcy. He represents debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court. He has been recognized by Chambers Global and USA since 2003, and the Legal 500 since 2009. He is a member of the International Insolvency Institute.
Keenan is a debt restructuring lawyer for companies operating around the world. His practice includes the representation of corporate debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, loan workouts, asset sales, wind downs and UCC foreclosures. He represents clients in courts across Florida and nationwide, including experience before the bankruptcy courts in Delaware. He also has experience representing clients in Latin America and the Caribbean. Keenan also provides insolvency-related structuring advice and legal opinions in connection with complex financial transactions. He has been recognized by Chambers USA yearly since 2014.
Dodd is a past winner of the “Most Effective Lawyers” award given by the Daily Business Review. He also has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine and Florida Super Lawyers. He is experienced in handling transactions and litigation that arise in business reorganizations, liquidations, distressed asset acquisitions and sales, financial restructurings, and loan workouts. He represents debtors, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, and official committees and purchasers of troubled companies and their assets, both in and out of bankruptcy court.
“Bringing this preeminent restructuring team on board is just another example of the fantastic momentum we are building in the Miami market. Mark, Paul and John are leaders in complex cross-border restructurings of multinational corporations, especially in Latin America,” Scott Brandman, managing partner of Baker McKenzie’s New York and Miami offices, said. “Their practice will perfectly complement our existing capabilities for companies doing business across the Americas and around the world.”
Baker McKenzie’s R&I practice, recognized by Chambers Global, has advised on multijurisdictional restructurings, recoveries and insolvencies for many years.
“As we navigate the next economic downturn, being ready with a strong R&I practice is crucial for us to support our clients,” Colin Murray, North America CEO for Baker McKenzie, said. “With Mark, Paul and John, we are well positioned to guide clients through the uncharted territory we are now in.”