The Boston office of global law firm K&L Gates has added James A Wright III (pictured), as a partner in the restructuring and insolvency practice. Wright previously practiced with Ropes & Gray.
Wright represents corporations, bondholders, private equity funds, hedge funds, institutional investors, and other parties in corporate restructuring matters including reorganisations, asset sales, liquidations, claim allowance adversary proceedings, setoff rights, and restructurings of portfolio companies. With an emphasis on large Chapter 11 cases, Wright has advised companies in the energy, oil and gas, financial services, health care, automotive, pharmaceutical, technology, and manufacturing industries in debtor-in-possession and committee representations. He has substantial experience in bankruptcy litigation proceedings and counsels various corporations, private equity funds, and hedge funds in connection with stalking horse and competing bids in Section 363 sales of assets and businesses.
“We are delighted to welcome James to our firm,” says Mark Haddad, administrative partner of K&L Gates’ Boston office. “James brings a wealth of experience in dealing with highly sophisticated restructuring and insolvency issues in important business channels, which will be an instant benefit to clients in Boston and across our global platform.”
Wright’s arrival follows the addition of former SEC senior counsel Neil Smith to the Boston office in late July.
Combining the firm’s bankruptcy experience with its proficiency in related areas such as mergers and acquisitions, asset-based lending, secured transactions, distressed real estate, and intellectual property, K&L Gates’ restructuring and insolvency practice offers a broad range of clients such as lenders, borrowers, debtors, creditors, equity holders, committees, trustees, credit providers, asset purchasers, vendors, landlords, and receivers creative legal solutions in areas including transactions, planning, counselling, and litigation. The practice’s clients include companies in nearly every industry, from manufacturing and financial services to health care, publishing, entertainment, and real estate.