LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2013)Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Sara L. Chenetz has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a Partner in the Financial Transactions & Restructuring group.  Chenetz, who represents clients in restructuring, bankruptcy, workouts, litigation and related matters, was most recently a partner at Blank Rome LLP.

“Sara is a great addition to both our Los Angeles office and to our national bankruptcy practice,” said Ron McIntire, Office Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Los Angeles office.  “Several of our partners have worked with Sara in the past and are very impressed with her business acumen and the high quality of her work.  Our CMBS special servicer and business clients routinely need sophisticated bankruptcy advice and Sara will play an important role in helping those clients successfully manage those complexities.”

Chenetz earned her J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law (where she was Articles Editor ASILS International Law Journal) and her BA, magna cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She has been ranked by Chambers USA and received an AV preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  In addition, Chenetz has been a member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum and the Southern California Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association.

Perkins Coie’s Financial Transactions & Restructuring group is part of the firm’s national Business practice.  Our attorneys represent lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees, trustees, debtors, investors, and other parties on matters involving commercial finance transactions, public debt offerings, project finance, loan documentation, restructurings, workouts, bankruptcy, and the enforcement of creditors’ rights and remedies.  Our clients come from a variety of industries including retail, banking, hotels & resorts, healthcare, life sciences, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, municipalities, education, media, entertainment and aviation.

About Perkins Coie:  Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie has more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.  We provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.  For more information, please visit www.perkinscoie.com.