George Klidonas is a partner in Latham & Watkins LLP’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice. He provides advice to privately and publicly held companies, creditors, distressed investors, equity owners/sponsors, committees and senior management on in-court and out-of-court restructurings, chapter 11 cases and other financially troubled situations.
He previously held a secondment at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ Special Situations Group. In this role, he assisted KKRaEUR(tm)s investment team with current portfolio investments as well as new investment opportunities such as rescue financing, debtor-in-possession/exit financings, recapitalizations/equity investments and distressed trades.
Early Life and Education
George is a partner in Latham & Watkins LLP’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, where he provides advice on corporate and commercial restructurings. Additionally, he represents boards of directors, board committees and senior management on matters pertaining to fiduciary duty, corporate governance and other legal concerns. Furthermore, George works alongside top investment banking professionals on debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings. Aside from his legal skillset, George is an devoted family man as a father to three children.
George Klidonas is a partner in Latham & Watkins LLP’s Restructuring & Special Situations Group, specializing in corporate restructurings. He represents companies, equity owners and sponsors, committees and distressed investors through acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases; additionally, he advises boards of directors, board committees and senior management on financial troubled situations. With expertise across numerous industries such as aerospace, automotive, commodities, e-commerce, energy & power healthcare hospitality media real estate retail oil&gas securities shipping technology
He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council for the Turnaround Management Association and sits on the Steering Committee for the Wharton Restructuring and Distressed Investing Conference. Recently, Super Lawyers named him one of New York’s top attorneys.
Achievements and Honors
George is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Restructuring & Special Situations Practice, with expertise ranging from corporate restructurings and liability management to recapitalizations. Additionally, he advises boards of directors, board committees, and senior management on crucial financial matters facing financially troubled companies in both public and private sectors. Previously, George served as secondment to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.’s Special Situations Group where he assisted their team with some of their most notable distressed investments and transactions.
George has earned an excellent reputation, being named to Super Lawyers from 2013-2016 and Chambers USA’s list of the nation’s top bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys. Additionally, he was a featured speaker at both the Wharton Restructuring & Distressed Investing Conference as well as guest lecturing for Fordham University Law School’s Executive MBA program.
George Klidonas is a Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and specializes in corporate restructurings, liability management, transactions, recapitalizations and other special situations. He has extensive experience representing companies, equity owners and sponsors, committees and distressed investors throughout acquisitions, out-of-court restructurings and chapter 11 cases.
He also provides advice to boards of directors, board committees and senior management of financially distressed companies on a range of matters such as fiduciary duties and corporate governance. He has represented clients in a range of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, commodities, e-commerce, energy, financial services, healthcare services, hospitality services, media/retail/shipping & technology. He recently returned from four years on secondment at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P in the Special Situations Group, where he provided advice on current portfolio investments and assisted the KKR team with new investment opportunities such as rescue financings, debtor-in-possession or exit financings, recapitalizations, distressed trades and other opportunistic investments.