Chambers USA Ranked Chapter Legal professional Robbin Itkin Strikes from DLA Piper to Sklar Kirsh


LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sklar Kirsh LLP today added to its Bankruptcy practice Partner Robbin Itkin, a Chambers USA-ranked, West Coast bankruptcy and restructuring specialist who has successfully restructured billions of dollars of debt in out-of-court restructurings and in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

“Robbin is a welcome addition to our bankruptcy practice at a time when so many businesses can benefit from her expertise,” said Sklar Kirsh Co-Founding Partner Jeff Sklar. “Robbin is an asset to both healthy companies and those in financial distress. She draws on years of experience representing prominent individuals, startups and established entities to provide creative strategies and sound advice.”

A prolific speaker and mediator, Itkin said she is thrilled to join a team that shares her client-first philosophy. “Sklar Kirsh attorneys are smart, client-friendly professionals who hail from the largest law firms. The firm delivers significant value to its clients by combining sophistication with very competitive rates, which is particularly important in these challenging times,” said Itkin.

“We’re elated to expand our bankruptcy and restructuring team with the quality and depth of experience—and stellar reputation—that Robbin brings to the table,” said Sklar Kirsh Partner Justin Goldstein, who chairs the firm’s Litigation Group. “Combining Robbin’s practice with our existing bankruptcy team of Ian Landsberg and Kelly Frazier positions our firm to undertake even larger and more sophisticated bankruptcy and insolvency matters.”

Itkin represents debtors, creditors’, equity and bondholders’ committees, purchasers and trustees in corporate restructurings and bankruptcies in many industries, including real estate, entertainment, sports, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and hospitality, and advises high-profile individuals and entities in out-of-court workouts and financial transactions. She addresses clients’ needs at all stages of a business’s lifecycle. She has been involved in notable bankruptcy cases, including Chrysler LLC, Lehman Brothers, the landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Additionally, she has represented leading talent in the Relativity Media and AOG Entertainment cases, among other matters.

Los Angeles Magazine consistently has recognized Itkin as one of Southern California’s top 50 women attorneys and top 100 lawyers, she has received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Status and is the recipient of prestigious professional honors for her legal and mediation skills.

During the previous recession in 2008, Itkin was featured in the The New York Times and quoted for emphasizing that her work as a debt-restructuring specialist requires empathy. More recently, the Wall Street Journal profiled her in her role as the chapter 11 trustee in the bankruptcy cases of entities formerly controlled by yoga guru Bikram Choudhury.

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