RICHMOND, Va.  – August 4, 2014 – Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that a group of four partners with substantial experience in commercial bankruptcy and litigation, restructuring and creditors’ rights has joined the firm in its New York office. Hugh McDonald, Jonathan Forstot, Patrick Fitzmaurice and Louis Curcio are joining Troutman Sanders from Dentons in New York. 

The group, which has been practicing together for a number of years, has extensive experience in representing lenders, distressed debt purchasers, servicers, trustees, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of commercial matters.

The group joins Troutman Sanders at a time of significant expansion. With today’s announcement, the firm has added 11 new partners to the New York office in the past 12 months. The firm also recently announced that it has signed a 15-year lease for new office space at 875 Third Avenue in Midtown.

“This is a great addition for us in New York on a number of levels,” said David Dantzler, managing partner of the firm’s New York office. “We are not only continuing to grow our New York office, which is a focal point of the firm’s strategic plan, but also strengthening our ability to represent our financial institution clients in New York and across the country.”

“The strengths that Hugh, Jon, Patrick and Louis bring to our firm align perfectly with the direction we want to take with our firm-wide bankruptcy practice,” said Bill Withrow, chair of the firm’s Litigation department. “In particular, they help increase the litigation capabilities we can offer to our clients. We are thrilled to welcome them, here.” 

“Given Troutman Sanders’ platform and reputation, we felt that this was a great opportunity to grow our practice and expand the services we offer to clients,” said McDonald.  “We believe that our practice fits very well with the firm’s focus on complex commercial matters and we are extremely happy to be here.”

McDonald is a graduate of New York Law School; Forstot received his law degree from Boston University School of Law; Fitzmaurice is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School; and, Curcio is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. 

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