Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring

Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. Promotes Business Bankruptcy Attorney Kelly D. Curtin to Principal

7/1/2019 | News

The law firm of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C. (Porzio) is pleased to announce that Kelly D. Curtin has been named Principal of the firm. Kelly is a corporate and commercial attorney and is part of the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring team in Porzio’s Morristown office. She represents various corporate entities and interests in litigation and out of court negotiations, including debtors, committees of unsecured creditors, and post-confirmation trusts.

Serving as special counsel to a chapter 7 trustee in prosecuting two complex and contentious adversary proceedings, Kelly obtained a complete victory for the trustee and the estate with a verdict in the principal amount of over $1.15 million. She subsequently settled the action against the principal and related insiders favorably. Both actions involved extensive litigation by adversaries with immense resources and a refusal to account for their actions.

"Kelly is an integral part of our firm’s bankruptcy practice. Her legal acumen and client-focused attitude made the firm's decision to elevate her to principal an easy one," said Porzio Managing Principal Vito A. Gagliardi, Jr.

In reflecting on her many achievements, John S. Mairo, Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group Co-Chair, shared, "I have seen firsthand how Kelly’s intelligence, determination, and dedication have served Porzio’s clients and positioned them for success. I am happy and proud to witness her promotion to principal."

Porzio’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring practice was highly ranked in the Chambers USA 2019 legal guide and the 2019 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” directory, and the team’s principals were named to this year’s The Best Lawyers in America. The department was also honored with the New Jersey Law Journal’s 2019 Dealmakers of the Year Award in recognition of their work assisting restructuring companies in financial distress, clients in multi-national insolvency litigation, and creditors in bankruptcy matters.

Kelly earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from Rutgers University - Rutgers College. She is admitted to the Bars of New York and New Jersey. She has been recognized on the New Jersey Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List and the Bankruptcy: Business List (2015 – 2019). Active in many legal organizations, Kelly is a Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, a Barrister of the Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Director of Membership of the New Jersey Chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, NextGen Committee Member of the Turnover Management Association, and Member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association. Kelly also volunteers her time working with high school students participating in the Vincent J. Apruzzese High School Mock Trial Competition and serving dinner at Homeless Solutions, Inc., a shelter in Morris Plains, NJ.

About Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.
At Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C., a dynamic approach to problem solving and client service creates the energy and passion that form the foundation of the firm. Porzio meets clients' rapidly changing needs by realigning our considerable resources to address demanding matters. Porzio is a business-oriented multidisciplinary law practice where attorneys collaborate with each other and with clients to find solutions to challenges and problems.

We strive to incorporate diversity and inclusion in our daily practices. By sharing the unique perspectives and capabilities of our people, we enrich our workplace and expand our potential, to the ultimate benefit of our clients. For additional information, please visit www.pbnlaw.com.