NEW YORK – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP is pleased to announce that Heidi J. Sorvino has joined the Firm as partner and co-chair of its New York Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Practice.

Prior to joining Katten, Ms. Sorvino was a partner in the Bankruptcy Practice Group in the New York office of Arent Fox LLP.

Ms. Sorvino concentrates her practice in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and reorganization matters.

She regularly represents secured creditors, including banks, financial institutions, hedge funds, distressed debt investors and indenture trustees, in restructurings, workouts and bankruptcies. In addition, Ms. Sorvino has extensive experience in the acquisition, financing and disposition of real estate in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. She has also served as counsel to creditors committees and debtors, and has handled various bankruptcy situations including cash collateral orders, debtor-in-possession financing, automatic stay relief, plan negotiations, sales of assets, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions, and trading-in claims.

Ms. Sorvino is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. She is also an active member of the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation and the Executive Women's Golf Association. She was previously a member of the board of directors of Ameritrans Capital Corporation, a public company traded on NASDAQ.

Ms. Sorvino received her B.A. from Hamilton College and her J.D. from St. John’s University. She also holds an M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from New York University.

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