Katten hired bankruptcy attorney Peter Knight for its insolvency and restructuring practice in Chicago. 

Knight has more than two decades of experience, serving as chair of the Chicago finance department and global co-chair of the restructuring and special situations practice at his previous firm. He advises clients in a range of out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and other special situations at all levels of the capital structure, with a focus on representing senior secured lenders. He has particular experience in developing and implementing out-of-court restructuring strategies, including UCC foreclosure transactions, assignments for the benefit of creditors, rescue financing structures, receivership proceedings, exchange offers and rights offerings.

“There is no doubt that we have gained a top-of-class restructuring professional whose skills and experience will broaden our practice,” John Sieger, national head of Katten’s insolvency and restructuring practice, said. “We have heard high praise for Pete directly from our clients who have worked with him. They know like we do that he is an outstanding attorney whose unique skill set and practical experience will help achieve their business goals.”

“Peter is a highly respected and accomplished participant in our industry and has been for years,” Michael Jacobson, practice chair of Katten Private Credit, said. “Having him on our team further expands our ability to counsel our clients through all potential life cycles of a given transaction.” 

In addition to his restructuring practice, Knight devotes time to pro bono initiatives, including helping military veterans obtain disability benefits and representing victims of domestic violence through the Cook County Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, among other programs.

Katten is a full-service law firm with nearly 700 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.