Paul J. Keenan, Jr.

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Paul J. Keenan, Jr.

Paul J. Keenan, Jr.

Partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Paul Keenan is a shareholder in the Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice. Paul’s practice includes the representation of corporate debtors and creditors in bankruptcy cases, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, loan workouts, asset sales, wind downs and UCC foreclosures. He represents clients in courts across Florida and nationwide, including wide-ranging experience before the bankruptcy courts in Delaware. Paul also provides insolvency-related structuring advice and legal opinions in connection with complex financial transactions. He is a past President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida.

Paul has substantial experience in cross-border bankruptcies and restructurings. He speaks Spanish and has extensive experience living and working in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is a Fellow of INSOL International for having completed an intensive course in cross-border restructurings. Among other accomplishments in this area, Paul was one of the lead restructuring lawyers for Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., whose restructuring of $420 million of debt was awarded the "Restructuring Deal of the Year Award" by Latin Lawyer magazine. Paul was also one of the lead attorneys in obtaining official recognition in Colombia of a U.S. chapter 11 bankruptcy case under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency for a company operating in both the United States and Colombia, which was the first time the courts of Colombia had granted such recognition.

Before attending law school, Paul served as an officer in the United States Navy on active duty for seven years.

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Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 2000

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

Master of Marine Affairs
Class of 1996

The University of Rhode Island (commonly referred to as URI) is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state of Rhode Island. Its main campus is located in the village of Kingston in southern Rhode Island. Additionally, smaller campuses include the Feinstein Campus in Providence, the Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett, and the W. Alton Jones Campus in West Greenwich.

BA
Class of 1990

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Attendee
Class of 1989

University of Salamanca is a service provider which involved in providing university education.

Foreign Student in Residence
Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Fellow
Current

INSOL International is a world-wide federation of national associations of accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. There are currently over 44 Member Associations with over 9,000 professionals participating as members of INSOL International. Individuals who are not members of a member association join as individual members. INSOL also has ancillary groups that represent the judiciary, regulators, lenders and academics. These groups play an invaluable role within INSOL and provide valuable forums for discussions of mutual problems. INSOL was formed in 1982 and has grown in stature to become the leading insolvency association in the world. It is a valuable source of professional knowledge, which is being put to use around the world on diverse projects to the benefit of the business and financial communities.

Editor and Contributing Author
Prior

Founded in 1947 as the Miami Law Quarterly, the University of Miami Law Review is a quarterly legal journal committed to publishing articles of interest to legal scholars and practitioners. Composed of four separate issues published in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer, the Law Review publishes one volume per year. One issue consists of pieces analyzing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (fittingly named the Eleventh Circuit Issue). The Law Review also hosts an annual live symposium at the University of Miami School of Law. Click here to read our bylaws.

Career History
Shareholder
Prior - 2020

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Greenberg Traurig is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S.

Officer
1990 - 1997

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is larger than the next 13 largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, one under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 317,054 personnel on active duty and 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft.

Partner
Current

Baker & McKenzie LLP is a US based law firm that provides legal services. It serves diverse clients from dozens of offices across the Americas and in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1949 and it is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
President, Board of Directors
2009 - 2010

Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida (BBASDFL), the largest voluntary association of bankruptcy professionals in the Southern District of Florida.With hundreds of members, BBASDFL organizes events to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and sponsors initiatives to improve the bankruptcy system for the public.

Member, Technical Committee
Current

INSOL International is a world-wide federation of national associations of accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency. There are currently over 44 Member Associations with over 9,000 professionals participating as members of INSOL International. Individuals who are not members of a member association join as individual members. INSOL also has ancillary groups that represent the judiciary, regulators, lenders and academics. These groups play an invaluable role within INSOL and provide valuable forums for discussions of mutual problems. INSOL was formed in 1982 and has grown in stature to become the leading insolvency association in the world. It is a valuable source of professional knowledge, which is being put to use around the world on diverse projects to the benefit of the business and financial communities.

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Awards & Honors
2011
The Legal 500 United States
2010
Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
2009
Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
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