Blank Rome Welcomes Rick Antonoff to New York Office
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Summary: According to a press release, Blank Rome LLP has added Rick Antonoff to the firm’s office in New York City from Clifford Chance .

Rick Antonoff has joined the law firm of Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy group, according to a press release.


Antonoff comes to the firm with almost 25 years of experience in bankruptcy law involving cross-border issues and insolvency matters in securitization, structured finance and derivatives. He will work in the firm’s New York office.

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Alan J. Hoffman, the firm’s Chairman and Managing partner, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Rick to Blank Rome. With the economy continuing to recover from the financial crisis, we are seeing more leveraged and high-yield financings, more cross-border transactions, more distressed investing, and more risk-taking as lenders and investors look for new avenues for growth. Rick’s extensive experience advising top tier financial institution creditors and investors makes him an excellent fit for our Firm and our clients.”

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Antonoff comes to the firm from Clifford Chance, where he worked in the Financial Restructuring Group.

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He represents clients who are ad-hoc committees, unsecured creditors and investors in out-of-court restructuring, bankruptcy proceedings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation and financing.

Regina Stango Kelbon, the co-chair of the firm’s finance, restructuring and bankruptcy group said, “With companies chasing higher returns and increasing their focus on global expansion, Rick’s years of restructuring and cross-border experience will further strengthen the Firm’s resources in New York and provide enhanced capabilities in working with businesses in foreign countries.”

Antonoff earned his law degree from Cardozo Law School. He belongs to the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Committee of New York City Bar Association. He is also the chair of the Subcommittee on Intercreditor Issues.

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Antonoff said, “I’m excited to join a Firm that is known for its strength in financial services and has a deep and nationally recognized leading bankruptcy practice. Key areas that support my practice—banking and finance, commercial real estate, structured finance, litigation, and M&A, to name a few—are strong here, and complement the work I do for my clients.”

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