Kaye Scholer Expands Leadership Team With Executive Committee Appointments

February 12, 2010

New York – Kaye Scholer LLP announced today that Stephen Gliatta, Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department, Michael B. Solow, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights practice group, and Barry Willner will serve as Co-Chairs of the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition to being named Co-Chair of Kaye Scholer’s Executive Committee, Solow has been appointed Co-Managing Partner of the firm. Solow will share this role with Willner, who has been the firm’s Managing Partner and Chair, and has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 1996. The three have worked together as members of the firm’s 10-member Executive Committee for many years, and have driven the development and implementation of Kaye Scholer’s strategic business plan.

“The firm has just completed yet another very successful year for both our clients, as measured by results and client satisfaction, and for our partners, as we have just completed another year of increased partner profitability. Mike and Steve represent the best of what we are about. I look forward to working with Steve and Mike over the next several years in achieving a seamless transition to a new generation of leaders,” said Willner.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve with Barry and Steve as Co-Chairs of the Executive Committee and to join Barry as Co-Managing Partner. I look forward to assuming these new responsibilities and working with my colleagues to further our clients’ success and the firm’s strategic goals,” said Solow.

“Barry, Mike and I have had a close relationship working on the Executive Committee for a number of years,” said Gliatta. “I am honored to be given this opportunity and look forward to our continued work together as a team.”

Additional Information

Stephen Gliatta focuses his practice on representing banks, investment banks and other institutional lenders, and private equity funds and institutional investors, in all aspects of real estate finance and investment. He holds a B.S. from Fordham University College of Business Administration and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Michael B. Solow represents creditors, trustees, governmental agencies and other parties in the bankruptcy and insolvency area in cases throughout the United States. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Barry Willner has been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 1996, and has served in various leadership roles, including Vice-Chair, Chair and Managing Partner. He concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Lafayette College where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Georgetown University, where he served as editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.


Barry Willner
Special Counsel/Managing Partner Emeritus

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