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Kyle J. Kimpler

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1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0253

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Kyle Kimpler is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring Department. He has broad experience advising clients in complex restructuring and bankruptcy cases, including secured creditors, ad hoc creditor committees, distressed investment funds, claim purchasers and equity sponsors. Kyle has particular expertise in bankruptcy-related litigation and insolvency issues involving structured finance and derivative transactions.


Kyle’s recent representative experience includes:

  • The IMAGINE Group, a leading provider of visual print communications and experiential marketing solutions, in its recapitalization transaction, which involved a $550 million deleveraging and a $100 million new money investment
  • An ad hoc group of holding company noteholders in the chapter 11 cases of Intelsat S.A. and its co-debtor affiliates, operator of the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure. Despite being creditors of Intelsat’s various holding companies, the ad hoc group negotiated a plan of reorganization that provided holding company creditors with approximately $400 million of value, in addition to other contingent value rights tied to Intelsat’s continued C-band spectrum clearing project
  • An ad hoc group of term loan lenders in the prearranged chapter 11 case of Covia Holdings Corporation, a leading provider of diversified mineral-based and material solutions for the global energy and industrial markets
  • An ad hoc group of first lien secured lenders in the chapter 11 cases of Frontier Communications Corporation, a leading telecommunications company with approximately $17.5 billion of funded debt obligations

Kyle’s bankruptcy-related litigation experience includes:

  • The County of Westchester in the chapter 11 case of Standard Amusements, the would-be operator of the Playland amusement park
  • General Motors LLC, the purchaser of substantially all of the assets of General Motors Corp (now known as Motors Liquidation Company) (“Old GM”), in litigation in the bankruptcy court related to a proposed settlement between a trust representing Old GM and plaintiffs asserting personal injury and economic loss claims arising from ignition switch and other alleged defects in vehicles manufactured by Old GM that were recalled in 2014
  • An ad hoc group led by The Baupost Group, L.L.C. in acquiring more than $7.5 billion in claims against Westinghouse Electric Company LLC and its affiliates and subsequently negotiating the Westinghouse plan that centered on a $4 billion asset sale. Pursuant to the Plan, the ad hoc group took ownership of W Wind Down Co., the entity responsible for resolving all claims in the Westinghouse chapter 11 cases
  • The ad hoc group of Puerto Rico General Obligation Bondholders in restructuring the $18 billion of Constitutional debt issued or guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • The second lien agent in the chapter 11 case and related fraudulent transfer litigation concerning Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company
  • Citigroup in prosecuting and defending claims arising from Lehman’s collapse
  • The Citco Group of Companies in bankruptcy-related litigation and cross border insolvencies arising out of the collapse of the Fletcher Funds

Kyle’s other restructuring matters include:

  • Expro Holdings, a leading provider of well flow management services to the oil and gas industry, in its prepackaged chapter 11 case
  • The ad hoc committee of first and second lien secured creditors in the prepackaged chapter 11 case of Allen Systems Group, Inc., a provider of information technology management software solutions
  • An informal committee of certain holders of secured and unsecured notes of Chassix and Chassix Holdings (now known as Aludyne), a metal parts supplier in the automotive industry, as well as certain lenders under Chassix’s postpetition and exit term loan credit facility, in Chassix’s restructuring through a prearranged chapter 11 case
  • Oak Hill Capital Partners in the restructuring and chapter 11 case of Southern Air Holdings, a leading air cargo carrier
  • Silver Point Capital, as prepetition and postpetition agent for lenders to Hostess Brands
  • An ad hoc group of trade creditors in the chapter 11 case of Spansion, a U.S. developer and manufacturer of semiconductor and chip solutions

In 2021, Kyle was named one of The American Bankruptcy Institutes’ “40 Under 40” winners. Kyle is also recognized Lawdragon’s “500 Leading US Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers,” by U.S. New – Best Lawyers and by The Legal 500 as a “Next Generation” lawyer in restructuring, and as a notable practitioner in structured finance: derivatives. He is also an active member of Practising Law Institute, most recently as a panelist for “Corporate Governance, and Sales of Assets” as part of the Bankruptcy & Reorganizations 2021: Current Developments program.

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