Kevin S. Anderson, a shareholder, leads the firm’s business/real estate practice, assisting clients in transactional matters as well as with general representation. He represents numerous clients in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States, including the liquidating trustee appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in the bankruptcy of Laventhol & Horwath (previously the 6 th largest accounting firm in the United States (“L&H”)) responsible for the administration of L&H’s 10-year liquidating plan of reorganization for the benefit of over 4,000 creditors.
An Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Law in the Legal Studies Department of Drexel University in Philadelphia, he teaches business organizations, business applications of Articles 2,3,4 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and fundamental contract law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Anderson was general counsel of L&H while it was a Debtor in Possession in its bankruptcy proceeding. He was co-architect of the Chapter 11 strategy which permitted individual partners and principals of L&H, facing personal liability for the firm’s bank, vendor and litigation obligations, to continue individual practices while safeguarding its assets.
Through implementation of this strategy, in excess of $35,000,000 was recovered while only 20 of 600 firm partners and principals felt compelled to file personal bankruptcies. Since joining the firm in 1992, Mr. Anderson has led the firm’s extensive and diverse business and real estate practice, including representing a major national health insurer on creditor committees formed in the chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations of a number of national health organizations. He has also represented the creditors committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of a regional nursing home chain and debtors in such diverse industries as baking, security services, insurance, women’s wear and real estate. His transactional practice includes representation of both sellers and buyers of minor league baseball teams, numerous medical professionals and franchisees. He has also served as regional counsel for a national wireless communications company.
Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania and received his Juris Doctorate cum laude in 1976 from the Villanova University School of Law where he was an editor of the Villanova Law Review and was elected to the school’s chapter of the Order of the Coif, the legal honor society. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in courts in the states of Massachusetts, Maryland , New York and New Jersey.