Frost Brown Todd (FBT) welcomes back Kim Martin Lewis, who rejoins the firm after 26 years with Dinsmore & Shohl. Lewis, who began her Cincinnati legal career at FBT, worked on some of the most significant chapter 11 cases while at FBT — Federated Dept Stores, Macy’s, and Eagle Picher Industries. As a returning FBT member, she will continue to focus her practice on corporate reorganization, insolvency, financing, workouts, and bankruptcy law.
“We are excited to have Kim and her experience representing Fortune 500 companies in restructurings and bankruptcies across the country back at FBT,” says FBT’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group Leader Doug Lutz. “Her work as restructuring counsel for several large companies in the retail, manufacturing services and energy industries will be a benefit to our current and future clients.”
Lewis served as the counsel for the bankruptcy trustee in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in a decision in favor of her client in Central Community College, et al. v. Bernard Katz (Case No. 04-885). In its decision, the Supreme Court held that states could not invoke sovereign immunity to avoid being sued in bankruptcy proceedings.
Lewis is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was recently ranked as Band 1 in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Ohio by Chambers USA®. Her inclusion at the firm means FBT will have three active attorneys in the American College of Bankruptcy, the most of any law firm in the state, and three Ohio Band 1 bankruptcy attorneys.
“Rejoining FBT is like coming back home. I’m excited to be working with familiar faces like FBT Members Doug Lutz and Ron Gold and look forward to continuing to do what I love — helping clients navigate what might be a turbulent moment for their company,” said Lewis upon her return.
Lewis joins nearly twenty FBT attorneys who represent clients involved with insolvency matters across the United States. FBT’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring team helps clients pursue the best strategy for complex restructuring and insolvency scenarios and develops practical exit strategies that maximize value for stakeholders.