ABI Nuts and Bolts Program Teaches Foundations of Bankruptcy Law

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Norman Kinel serves as a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, where he is resident in the firm’s New York City office and a member of the law firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group, representing clients in complex bankruptcy cases. A legal professional with more than three decades of experience in bankruptcy cases, Norman Kinel belongs to the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).

ABI organizes a range of professional development events and fosters the education of new legal practitioners through its Bankruptcy 101: Nuts and Bolts program. Nuts and Bolts teaches the fundamentals of bankruptcy law and covers all bankruptcy essentials, including terminology, bankruptcy code structure, and client options. The instructors are bankruptcy authorities who deliver practical tips and go over important concepts for dealing with insolvency.

The base program encompasses 3.5 hours of instruction. Participants may also choose to enroll in two add-on sessions, one that addresses business bankruptcy fundamentals and one that addresses consumer bankruptcy fundamentals.

ACG New York Champion’s Awards Honor Middle-Market Growth Leadership

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Norman Kinel brings more than three decades of experience to his position as a partner at the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs. Norman Kinel led the representation of the unsecured creditors’ committee in the KidsPeace reorganization, which earned the “ACG New York Champion’s Award for Healthcare Deal of the Year” in 2014.

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) presents Champion’s Awards to firms, dealmakers, and middle-market transactions that demonstrate leadership and influence deal flow. Recipients represent community leaders who distinguish themselves from the rest and drive middle-market growth in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) industry of Greater New York.

Judges present awards in five major categories, including Deal of the Year, Firm of the Year, M&A Dealmaker of the Year, Deal Type, and Sector. ACG presents the awards during its annual gala in New York City, where award finalists, ACG members, industry leaders, and invited guests network and enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner.

Highlights of the American Bar Association 2018 Annual Meeting


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An attorney licensed in New York and New Jersey, Norman Kinel has practiced corporate bankruptcy law for more than 30 years, first as an associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and later as a partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, Sidley Austin, and Lowenstein Sandler. Now a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, Norman Kinel is a member of the American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee.

This year, the American Bar Association will hold its annual meeting August 1-7 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The meeting will bring together attorneys from across the country to learn, network, and share ideas. Highlights of the meeting will include:

CLE in the City Series. Building on the success of last year’s program, Chicago area law firms will open their doors to CLE. Local attorneys will be able to earn three CLE credits from 16 sessions covering eight specialty tracks, including ethics, cybersecurity law, family law, gaming law, and mergers and acquisitions.

CLE Showcase Programs. Attorneys will have the opportunity to attend presentations on legal issues such as government transparency, government searches in the digital age, freedom of speech in sports, sexual harassment in the workplace, and racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.