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Bill Finkelstein Joins Dykema in Dallas

June 6, 2012

DALLAS—Dykema today announced the addition of Bill Finkelstein to its Corporate Finance Practice Group as a member in the Firm’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Dykema, Finkelstein was a partner with K&L Gates LLP, having practiced for 33 years with Hughes & Luce LLP before its merger with K&L Gates in 2008.

In addition to providing general business advice, Finkelstein focuses his practice on counseling clients on commercial transactions, acquisitions and minimizing insolvency risks in structuring business transactions, representing clients in acquisitions of businesses and assets from troubled companies, and representing official committees in bankruptcy cases. His clients span a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, metals recycling, jewelry, retail, medical-dental equipment, and real estate.

“Bill is a highly regarded attorney who brings to Dykema nearly four decades of experience in advising clients on many different aspects of business and financial transactions, especially bankruptcy and restructuring,” said Darrell E. Jordan, Managing Member of Dykema’s Dallas office. “His arrival to Dykema, combined with the recent addition of David Schenck, former Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel to the Texas Attorney General, reinforces the Firm’s commitment to growing the Dallas office with high-caliber attorneys across a number of key practice groups.”

“Bill’s vast experience, particularly working with middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Texas, will strengthen our already leading corporate finance capabilities not only in the Southwest, but also nationally,” said Brendan J. Cahill, Leader of Dykema’s Corporate Finance Practice Group. “We’re pleased to welcome him to the Firm.”

Finkelstein has substantial experience representing businesses, investors and financial institutions in workout transactions, restructurings, bankruptcies and litigation. He has represented lenders, exporters and importers and technology-based firms in a wide variety of commercial litigation and insolvency matters.

Previously, Finkelstein served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Reavley, then Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Finkelstein is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys. He is a member of the Dallas Board of Israel Bonds and the Jewish Federation Greater Dallas. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the University of North Texas Jewish Studies Program.

He received a J.D., cum laude, graduating second in his class, from Baylor Law School and a B.A. from The University of Texas.

Dykema's Corporate Finance Practice Group features over 40 attorneys experienced in providing general business advice and corporate legal services to both domestic and foreign entities that are privately and publicly owned. The range and depth of services include Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Public Finance, Securities and Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights. The Firm’s Bankruptcy practice advises lenders, middle-market businesses and creditors’ committees on the full spectrum of insolvency-related matters.