NEW YORK, May 17, 2023―Jessica Kenney Bonteque has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group in its New York office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Bonteque was a partner at Moses & Singer LLP.
“Our growth momentum continues across our platform and it is exciting to add talent able to assist clients as they navigate challenging, even turbulent times in business,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “Duane Morris has a very active business reorganization and financial restructuring practice and we will continue to cultivate and expand our team.”
“With her broad experience in developing innovative solutions for both debtors and creditors, Jessica enhances our service offerings,” said Meagen E. Leary, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.
“We are pleased to expand our litigation team. Jessica brings a unique understanding of this space, having spent time representing every major constituency in a case,” added Wendy M. Simkulak, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group.
“Jessica adds an expanded capability to our New York office,” said Michael D. Grohman, co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office. “Jessica is great fit for the group and a great addition to Duane Morris,” added James J. Coster, co-managing partner of the firm’s New York office.
Bonteque is experienced in representing secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, equity holders, purchasers of distressed assets and other parties in interest in a wide range of restructuring matters, including cases under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, out-of-court restructurings and cross-border insolvency proceedings. She has represented creditors and debtors faced with insolvency situations in a variety of industries including healthcare, transportation, shipping, retail, gaming, oil and gas, storage, farming and dairy, and food and beverage. Bonteque has also participated in a wide variety of litigation in federal and state courts involving fraudulent conveyance actions, breaches of fiduciary duty, secured and unsecured financings, letters of credit, foreclosures and the enforcement of guaranties. She is a recipient of the 2017 Turnaround of the Year Award: Mid-Size Company from Turnaround Management Association and the 2017 Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year award from M&A Advisor.
“Beyond the strength of the firm’s business reorganization and financial restructuring team, I am excited to utilize the firm’s large platform to expand my practice,” said Bonteque.
Bonteque is a graduate of the Arizona State University (J.D., with honors, 2008), where she was a Pedrick Scholar, and Northern Arizona University (B.A., cum laude, 2005).
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