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Biography

Kim is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice group and focuses her practice on corporate reorganization, insolvency, financing, workout, and bankruptcy law. Over her career Kim has represented a range of companies including several Fortune 500 companies as creditor in many restructurings and bankruptcies nationwide, and served as restructuring counsel for several large companies in the retail, manufacturing, services and energy industries. Kim has also served as counsel for the bankruptcy trustee in a case that was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, which resulted in a decision in favor of her client.

Kim is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. She has been recognized in Chambers USA, Ohio Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for her work in bankruptcy and restructuring law.

What Clients Say About Kim

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business says, “Peers describe Kim Lewis as ‘the real deal,’ noting her wealth of experience in handling ‘huge cases’ and commending her ‘tough but fair’ approach. She has an impressive track record in representing corporate clients and trustees in both contentious and non-contentious bankruptcy matters, particularly in the retail and industrial sectors.”

Other Info About Kim

Education

Law School

Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1987

Undergraduate School

Ball State University, B.S., cum laude, 1984

Certificates

Certificate of Participation, Directors’ Consortium, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Oct. 2014

Bar Memberships

Kim is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio

Courts

Kim is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell

Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy

Chambers USA, Bankruptcy & Restructuring, 2004-2023

Certified by the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification in business bankruptcy

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business (2021)

Ohio Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Women by Law & Politics

The Best Lawyers in America®: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /  Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-2024

Best Lawyers® Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2022)

Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Cincy Magazine, Cincy Leading Lawyer

Cincy Magazine, Leading Lawyers Power 100 (2021)

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow

American Bankruptcy Institute

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Board Member, Exploring with Grace Foundation, 2021-present

Board Member, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, January 2010 – December 2021

Major Publications

Kim is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Recounting the History and Purpose of the Doctrine of Equitable Mootness and Exploring Its Evolving Persona,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, August 2020

“When Post-Petition Fees Are Pre-Petition Claims: The Allowance of Post-Petition Attorney Fee Claims in Bankruptcy,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Vol. 28, Number 3, June 1, 2019

“Factoring Post-Petition Plan Support Agreements: Present and Future Compliance,” Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Vol. 26, Issue 6, December 7, 2017

“Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Limits Assignees’ Ability to Recover from Insurance Company on Claims of Mismanagement,” July 5, 2017

“Is it a Real Property Interest? The Case That Could Change Bargaining Power,” March 14, 2016

“What A Difference A Day (O’Connor’) Makes,” DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Summer 2006

“The Bankruptcy Exception to Sovereign Immunity,” Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, May 2006

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