Kelley Drye Represents Creditors In Kid Brands Bankruptcy Matter; Attorneys Named In Best Lawyers 2015; Partner Selected As "New Leader" By Connecticut Law Tribune

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 15:12

Kelley Drye has been retained as counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Kid Brands. Kid Brands filed for bankruptcy on June 18, 2014, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. On July 2, 2014, the Committee selected Kelley Drye as its bankruptcy counsel.

Formed in 1963 and headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Kid Brands and its four wholly owned subsidiaries design, develop and distribute infant and juvenile products. These products are distributed through mass market, baby super stores, specialty, food, drug, independent, and e-commerce retailers worldwide. The Kelley Drye team is led by partner Eric Wilson and includes special counsel Kristin Elliott and associate Timothy Martin.

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Thirty-eight Kelley Drye attorneys, in 24 practice areas, have been listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers. This highly respected referral guide is based on annual peer-review surveys. The attorneys chosen for their outstanding reputations and excellence in legal work are the following: Robert D. Bickford, Jr. – Real Estate Law; Kathleen W. Cannon – International Trade and Finance Law;  James S. Carr – Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy; Carolyn R. Caufield – Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Michael J. Coursey – International Trade and Finance Law;  Robert E. Crotty – Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Christine A. Dudzik – Patent Law; David E. Frulla – Government Relations Practice; Paul R. Garcia - Trademark Litigation; William R. Golden, Jr. - Patent, Litigation; David A. Hartquist – International Trade and Finance Law; William C. Heck – Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Douglass C. Hochstetler – Patent Law;  Michael S. Insel – Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts & Estates; Beth D. Jacob – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action; Paul A. Keenan - Real Estate Law; Henry T. Kelly - Communications Law; Laurence J. Lasoff - International Trade and Finance Law; Nancy H. Lutz – Copyright Law, Trademark Law; William C. MacLeod – Advertising Law, Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust; George J. Marchese – Economic Development Law; Christina M. Mason - Trusts and Estates; Gonzalo E. Mon - Advertising Law; Brad E. Mutschelknaus – Communications Law; Michael J. O'Connor - Commercial Litigation; Mark R. Robeck – Energy Law; Sarah Roller - FDA Law; Lewis Rose* – Advertising Law, Information Technology Law; Dana B. Rosenfeld - Advertising Law; Paul C. Rosenthal - International Trade and Finance Law; Frederic A. Rubinstein** – Corporate Law; Julian Solotorovsky – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Product Liability Litigation; Christie Grymes Thompson - Advertising Law; John E. Villafranco – Advertising Law; Allan J. Weiner – Real Estate Law; John L. Wittenborn – Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental; David R. Yohannan - Litigation – IP; Harvey F. Zimand** – Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts & Estates.

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Partner Victoria H. Zerjav was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune as a 2014 “New Leader in the Law” from amongst the best and brightest attorneys within the Connecticut bar. Ms. Zerjav was chosen from a pool of nearly 300 applicants who have excelled in various areas of the law. Ms. Zerjav will be included in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leaders in the Law 2014 yearbook and honored at the New Leaders in the Law awards dinner.

Ms. Zerjav’s practice focuses on employee benefits and executive compensation. She advises clients on executive compensation matters, including deferred compensation, supplemental executive retirement plans, incentive plans and equity-based compensation (including securities laws issues) and employment and severance agreements. She also advises clients on employee relations and benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Ms. Zerjav counsels clients on employee benefit plan compliance with the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, HIPAA and state benefits laws.