Kent C. Kolbig

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Kent is a partner in Moses & Singer's Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Corporate Trust and Agency groups. He regularly represents financial institutions in Chapter 11 cases and related proceedings. Kent has particular experience representing indenture trustees, administrative gents and collateral agents in stressed and default situations and in complex domestic and international insolvency proceedings, including unwinding defaulted structured finance products. In addition to representing debtors, Kent represents creditors’ committees, senior and junior secured lenders in connection with subordination, and intercreditor agreements and landlords in all phases of Chapter 11 cases. He also counsels clients on minimizing their risk when conducting business with distressed entities and maximizing their recoveries from debtors. Kent routinely represents clients in fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation.

While pursuing his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law, Kent served as counsel for the Amici Curiae Professors in cases before the United States Supreme Court and Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits and completed a clerkship for the Connecticut Superior Court.

Publications
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation 2016 Edition: Chapter 18 Intercreditor Agreements, January 2016
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation 2013 Edition: Chapter 18 Intercreditor Agreements, January 2013
  • Enforcing Intercreditor Agreements: 'Silenced' Juniors Aren't Always Quiet, June 2012
  • "Sections 1113 And 1114—Recent Developments In The Law Regarding The Rejection Of Collective Bargaining Agreements And The Modification Of Retiree Benefits," Norton’s Ann. Surv. Bankr. L., at 1235-1245 (2011)
Presentations
  • "Vendor Payments in Bankruptcy Proceedings," Moses & Singer CLE Program, November 2010
  • "Bankruptcy - Anticipating and Negotiating the Filing," Third Corporate Counsel Institute, November 2009

Representative Matters

  • Capmark
  • Odebrecht
  • OGX
  • Petroplus
  • Weatherford
  • Pacific Drilling
  • Kaupthing
  • Landsbanki
  • Glitnir
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Altelgrity
  • Whitehall Jewelers
  • Abengoa
  • Friedmans Jewelers
  • Constellation
  • Cambrian Coal
  • Breitburn
  • Mexico City Airport
  • Madoff
  • Excel Maritime
  • Qimanda

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Biography

Kent is a partner in Moses & Singer's Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights and Corporate Trust and Agency groups. He regularly represents financial institutions in Chapter 11 cases and related proceedings. Kent has particular experience representing indenture trustees, administrative gents and collateral agents in stressed and default situations and in complex domestic and international insolvency proceedings, including unwinding defaulted structured finance products. In addition to representing debtors, Kent represents creditors’ committees, senior and junior secured lenders in connection with subordination, and intercreditor agreements and landlords in all phases of Chapter 11 cases. He also counsels clients on minimizing their risk when conducting business with distressed entities and maximizing their recoveries from debtors. Kent routinely represents clients in fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation.

While pursuing his LL.M. in Bankruptcy from St. John’s University School of Law, Kent served as counsel for the Amici Curiae Professors in cases before the United States Supreme Court and Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits and completed a clerkship for the Connecticut Superior Court.

Publications
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation 2016 Edition: Chapter 18 Intercreditor Agreements, January 2016
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation 2013 Edition: Chapter 18 Intercreditor Agreements, January 2013
  • Enforcing Intercreditor Agreements: 'Silenced' Juniors Aren't Always Quiet, June 2012
  • "Sections 1113 And 1114—Recent Developments In The Law Regarding The Rejection Of Collective Bargaining Agreements And The Modification Of Retiree Benefits," Norton’s Ann. Surv. Bankr. L., at 1235-1245 (2011)
Presentations
  • "Vendor Payments in Bankruptcy Proceedings," Moses & Singer CLE Program, November 2010
  • "Bankruptcy - Anticipating and Negotiating the Filing," Third Corporate Counsel Institute, November 2009
Education
  • University of Connecticut, School of Business (M.B.A.) (currently pursuing)
  • St. John's University School of Law (LL.M. in Bankruptcy)
  • Hofstra University School of Law (J.D., Dean's List)
  • University of Connecticut, School of Business (B.S. Marketing)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • Connecticut
Representative Matters
  • Capmark
  • Odebrecht
  • OGX
  • Petroplus
  • Weatherford
  • Pacific Drilling
  • Kaupthing
  • Landsbanki
  • Glitnir
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Altelgrity
  • Whitehall Jewelers
  • Abengoa
  • Friedmans Jewelers
  • Constellation
  • Cambrian Coal
  • Breitburn
  • Mexico City Airport
  • Madoff
  • Excel Maritime
  • Qimanda