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Sunwest Management Bankruptcy Case is Topic of Forum Discussion

March 19, 2012
Tonkon Torp bankruptcy attorney Albert N. Kennedy shared his experience and perspective about one of Oregon's biggest and most complex bankruptcy cases at a March 16, 2012 event hosted by Lewis & Clark Law School.

The Keller Entrepreneurship Scholars Forum provides law students with the opportunity to discuss a prominent case with professionals in the legal and business community. The event featured Kennedy and other key individuals who were involved in resolving the Sunwest Management bankruptcy and subsequent $1.2 billion sale to Blackstone Real Estate Advisors in 2010.

A member of Tonkon Torp's Bankruptcy Practice Group, Kennedy's practice focuses on bankruptcy, commercial law and creditor's right. He has been instrumental in the resolution of many high profile bankruptcy cases, including Sunwest. Best Lawyers® named Kennedy the Portland, Oregon Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year for both 2011 and 2012. He also was named to the 2011 Super Lawyers list for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights. For their work on the Sunwest matter, Kennedy and Tonkon Torp colleague Kenneth D. Stephens were recognized with the Transaction of the Year, Large Company Turnaround award, by the Turnaround Management Association in 2011.

Tonkon Torp's bankruptcy and corporate reorganization practice is recognized nationally as strategic and results-oriented for debtor and creditor clients of all sizes in all types of commercial and business insolvency matters.