Thompson & Knight Bolsters Financial Services Expertise in New York

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 11:05

Thompson & Knight LLP has announced the addition of Michael Blumenthal as a partner and Vivian Arias and Noam Greenberg as associates in the firm’s New York office, where they will serve clients in complex business transactions and restructuring and bankruptcy matters. 

In a 35-year legal career, Mr. Blumenthal has represented institutions, publicly traded companies, and individuals in a number of high-profile matters involving insolvency and creditors’ rights. He also brings extensive experience in commercial real estate, representing corporations and entrepreneurs in the financial restructuring, and reorganization and acquisitions of office buildings, shopping centers, and hospitality projects throughout the country. Mr. Blumenthal’s knowledge extends across a wide swath of other industries, including the telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and information and technology sectors. A member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association, Mr. Blumenthal is a regular author and speaker on bankruptcy and restructuring issues.

Ms. Arias represents financial institutions and special servicers in creditors’ rights litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as loan restructurings and workouts and other commercial disputes in federal and state courts. She is a member of the National Hispanic Bar Association, Association for the Bar of the City of New York, New York State Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Greenberg represents clients, including banks, private equity funds, REITs, and special servicers, in all aspects of commercial real estate and real estate finance, including acquisitions and dispositions, loan originations, commercial leasing, loan restructurings, and workouts. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

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Thompson & Knight has announced that 33 of the firm's attorneys will be included in the 2012 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA exclusively lists attorneys who are strongly recommended from in-depth interviews with peers and clients. Rankings in the U.S. directory are assessed on specific criteria, including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence and commitment. The attorneys listed below were selected for this honor in the following practices: 

Austin: James C. Morriss III – Environment.

Dallas: David M. Bennett – (Bankruptcy/Restructuring); L. James Berglund II – Antitrust; Andrew B. Derman - Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Stephen F. Fink –  Labor & Employment; Lawrence (Larry) A. Hall – Corporate/M&A; Herbert J. Hammond – Intellectual Property; James B. Harris – Environment; Martha Harris – Real Estate; Craig A. Haynes, Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources; M. Lawrence (Larry) Hicks, Jr. – Real Estate; Gregory S.C. Huffman – Antitrust; Andrew A. Ingrum – Real Estate; Wilson G. Jones – Healthcare; William M. Katz, Jr. – Antitrust; Timothy R. McCormick – Litigation: General Commercial; James W. McKellar – Banking & Finance; Mary A. McNulty – Tax: Litigation; Emily A. Parker – Tax: Litigation; John W. Rain – Banking & Finance, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional); Harry M. Roberts Jr. – Real Estate; A. Kay Roska – Environment; Elizabeth A. Schartz – Labor & Employment; Mark M. Sloan – Real Estate; Bruce S. Sostek – Intellectual Property; R. David Wheat – Tax; Jeffrey A. Zlotky – Corporate/M&A.

Houston: Roger D. Aksamit – Tax; Jeffrey B. Andrews – Outsourcing, Technology: Outsourcing; Rhett G. Campbell – Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Andrew P. Flint – Banking & Finance; Alfred M. Meyerson – Real Estate.

New York: Philip J. Kessler – Litigation: General Commercial.

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Thompson & Knight LLP has announce that 29 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 by Thomson Reuters. The list will be published in the April 2012 issue of Texas Monthly.

The following are the firm's attorneys listed in Texas Rising Stars® 2012 and the practice areas in which they were nominated:

Dallas: Jesse E. Betts – Business/Corporate; Gregory D. Binns – Business Litigation; Christopher L. Chauvin – General Litigation; Amy R. Curtis – Mergers & Acquisitions; Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund – General Litigation; Bryan D. Garner – Real Estate; Rick Haan – Real Estate; Jessica Hammons – Securities & Corporate Finance; Todd D. Keator – Tax; Deborah L. Lively – Intellectual Property; Andrew Melsheimer – International; Sam L. Merrill – Tax ; Brian E. Minyard – Banking; Neely P. Munnerlyn – Employee Benefits/ERISA; Richard B. Phillips, Jr. – Appellate; Micah R. Prude – Employment & Labor; David C. Schulte – Business Litigation; Michael W. Stockham – Business Litigation; Nicole L. Williams – Antitrust Litigation; Wesley P. Williams – Securities & Corporate Finance.

Fort Worth: Travis W. McNellie – Real Estate.

Houston: Thad H. Armstrong – Real Estate; Hunter M. Barrow – Business Litigation; Tye C. Hancock – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; C. Stoddard (Todd) Lowther – Tax; Sarah E. McLean – Mergers & Acquisitions; Matthew R. Reed – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Glenn A. Reitman – Banking; Marlen D. Whitley – Mergers & Acquisitions; Thad H. Armstrong – Real Estate; Hunter M. Barrow – Business Litigation; Tye C. Hancock – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; C. Stoddard (Todd) Lowther – Tax; Sarah E. McLean – Mergers & Acquisitions; Matthew R. Reed – Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Glenn A. Reitman – Banking; Marlen D. Whitley – Mergers & Acquisitions.