Ms. Kutner is an associate in the Restructuring Department of Weil’s New York office. Ms. Kutner’s practice includes corporate restructuring, distressed financing, and distressed M&A.
Prior to joining Weil, Ms. Kutner served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Melvin S. Hoffman, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Ms. Kutner received her J.D., cum laude, from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she served as Chief Primary Editor of the Jurisprudence Review. Ms. Kutner received her B.A. in International Relations and History from Tufts University.
Ms. Kutner has been a member of teams representing debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders in a number of in-court restructurings and other matters, including:
- 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide Inc. and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases involving approximately $1.4 billion of funded debt. 24 Hour Fitness is a leading fitness club operator with locations across the United States and more than 3 million members
- Exide Holdings, Inc. and its debtor-affiliates, a multinational lead-acid battery manufacturing company, in their chapter 11 cases.
- Fairway Group Holdings Corporation and its debtor-affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Fairway is an iconic food retailer which operates locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and employees over 3,000 employees. Fairway commenced its chapter 11 cases to implement a stalking horse bid and strategic sale process designed to facilitate a global auction to secure buyers for all of Fairway’s stores. The chapter 11 cases were supported with a restructuring support agreement signed by approximately 91% of Fairway’s prepetition lenders, who also provided debtor-in-possession financing to the company.
- Insys Therapeutics, Inc. and its six subsidiaries, a specialty pharmaceutical company, in their chapter 11 cases in the face of hundreds of lawsuits related to the opioid crisis (Insys was the first opioid manufacturer to file for chapter 11).
- SunEdison, Inc., in connection with the representation of the SunEdison Litigation Trust, in the chapter 11 cases of leading solar power company SunEdison, Inc. Sable Permian Resources, LLC, in connection with the representation of an ad hoc group of secured noteholders, in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of independent oil and natural gas company Sable Permian Resources, LLC.