George Klidonas

George Klidonas

Latham & Watkins LLP, Partner

New York City, New York

George Klidonas assists privately and publicly held companies, creditors, distressed investors, and public and private equity holders in navigating complex issues in the context of financially troubled situations, with a particular focus on corporate restructurings, liquidity and liability management, recapitalizations, in- and out-of-court restructurings, and special situations. He also advises boards of directors, board committees, and senior management of financially-troubled companies on a range of issues, including fiduciary duties and corporate governance. Mr. Klidonas brings broad industry experience spanning the aerospace, automotive, commodities, e-commerce, energy, power, healthcare, hospitality, media, real estate, retail, oil and gas, securities, shipping, technology, and telecommunications sectors. He also regularly represents clients in multijurisdictional and cross-border matters. He also dedicates his time to pro bono projects such as the Consumer Bankruptcy Project, an organization that provides New York City individuals struggling with consumer debt with assistance in filing for bankruptcy relief. He also works with the New York City Department of Small Business Solutions to assist motivated, lower-income entrepreneurs to help them address some of the typical legal issues that they may face in starting, operating, and expanding their businesses. Mr. Klidonas previously worked on secondment at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in the Special Situations Group. In this role, he advised the investment team on existing portfolio investments as well as new investments. He also supported the KKR team with distressed investments / transactions and new investment opportunities, including rescue financing, debtor-in-possession and exit financing, recapitalizations, equity investments, distressed trades, and other opportunistic investments. Earlier in his career, Mr. Klidonas served as a judicial intern to Judge Allan L. Gropper (Ret.), United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Accolades Mr. Klidonas’ company representations have included: Mr. Klidonas also handles transactions and restructurings on behalf of sponsors and investors, including: *Matter handled prior to joining Latham Speaking Engagements Mr. Klidonas regularly speaks on legal and financial topics for leading organizations, including CNBC, the Turnaround Management Association, Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Conference, and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He also regularly speaks at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. George Klidonas was selected as a “rising star” in restructuring and insolvency from hundreds of international nominees. George Klidonas was selected as a “rising star” in restructuring and insolvency from hundreds of international nominees. Firm named by Turnarounds & Workouts on 13 matters selected among the most notable work of 2021.

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