Seth Kleinman represents clients in all areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency-related matters. He regularly assists corporate debtors, creditors, investors, financial counterparties and other interested parties in bankruptcy-related transactions and out-of-court workouts. Mr. Kleinman also represents purchasers of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as landlords, suppliers and other unsecured creditors in a variety of transactional and litigation-related aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship.


  • Investment advisor specializing in complex credit-based alternative investment strategies in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Equity sponsor with respect to potential debtor-in-possession financing and a new value plan of reorganization in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a publisher of business and trade publications.
  • Global financial institution in the purchase of assets from an investment bank in the investment bank's Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Transnational mining corporation in its pre-negotiated restructuring and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Mortgage certificate holder and mezzanine lender in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a national hotel chain.
  • Multiple clients, including a global technology company, a worldwide advertising agency and certain tier-one auto parts suppliers, in two automotive companies' Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Official creditors' committee in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a leading, London-based marine container leasing company.
  • Numerous clients regarding potential distressed asset and stock purchases, including both in and out-of-court purchases.


  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 2006, cum laude, Dean's List
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001, summa cum laude, Dean's List
  • Illinois
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

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