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Andrew Kamensky Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Andrew Kamensky

Partner, Fort Lauderdale /

Andrew Kamensky is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office focusing his practice on Chapter 11 Bankruptcies, Creditors’ Rights and Complex Commercial Litigation.

He has more than two decades of experience practicing law with an extensive background in transactional and litigation matters.  Working as the lead attorney on matters large and small, his practice includes both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and the rehabilitation of financially distressed businesses.  Andrew has counseled corporate debtors, trustees, court-appointed receivers, committees, financial institutions, buyers and sellers of distressed businesses, parties seeking to invest in and/or acquire the assets of financially troubled companies, and secured and unsecured creditors.  He has represented public and private companies across diverse sectors including:  Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Transportation, Manufacturing and Entertainment. His areas of expertise include debt restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures, risk assessment and minimization, corporate turnaround and governance, litigation strategy and crisis management.  Andrew’s aggressive representation of clients has achieved very favorable results, whether through settlement or final court resolution.

Andrew is also a Florida Real Estate Broker.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he graduated with honors and served as the Associate Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review.

  • Lead restructuring counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida for second largest mattress retailer in State of Texas.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of O.W. Bunker Holding North America Inc. in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut.
  • Counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors for a large online retailer of mobile phones in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Restructuring counsel to a global insurance company in connection with its acquisition of toll roads and an international tunnel in prepackaged chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Restructuring counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York for Ciena Capital LLC and its affiliates, at one time the third largest SBA lender.
  • Restructuring counsel in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for a national distributor of gourmet coffees.
  • Restructuring counsel in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware for a U.S. and Canadian operator of dozens of hair care salons.
  • Restructuring and appellate counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in the Eastern District of Texas and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals resolving mass tort problem for manufacturer and supplier of polybutylene plumbing systems.
  • Represented an SEC appointed receiver in a federal district court action involving a $1.2 billion family of hedge funds.
  • Regularly represents asset purchasers in Chapter 11 bankruptcies of middle-market companies.
  • Represented major utility in litigation involving bankruptcy issues with RACER Trust resulting from complex commercial lease with General Motors.
  • Counsel to various parties in bankruptcy litigation matters including avoidance actions brought under chapter 5 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Provided insolvency-related transactional structuring advice for lease deals, leveraged buyouts and other complex transactions.
  • Fort Lauderdale Illustrated, “2020 Top Lawyer”, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, New Mexico

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Florida Atlantic University, B.A., 1994