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Geoffrey M. King is a partner in King & Spalding's Private Credit and Special Situations group. Mr. King represents lenders, large and mid-size corporate debtors, equity sponsors, independent directors, distressed asset purchasers, and other parties on complex restructurings, special situation matters, and distressed transactions.

Throughout his career, Mr. King has advised clients in connection with a wide array of restructuring-related matters, with a primary focus on:

  • in- and out-of-court restructurings and workouts, including debt for equity conversions and distressed sales,
  • debtor-in-possession financing,
  • distressed acquisitions, including section 363 sales in chapter 11 proceedings,
  • corporate governance matters, including counseling equity sponsors and existing board members in connection with consensual and non-consensual restructuring scenarios,
  • independent investigations on behalf of board special committees,
  • liability management matters,
  • cross-border restructurings, and
  • chapter 11 proceedings.

Mr. King has helped clients navigate complex situations in both in-court and out-of-court scenarios in a variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, pharmaceutical, shipping, and publishing.

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Credentials

J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Miami University-Oxford, summa cum laude

Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Recommended Attorney


The Legal 500, 2022

Restructuring Deal of the Year (between $1B and $5B)


Turnaround Awards, 2021

Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement


2016

Turnaround of the Year—Large Company


Chicago Turnaround Management Association, 2017

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Recognition

Recommended Attorney


The Legal 500, 2022

Restructuring Deal of the Year (between $1B and $5B)


Turnaround Awards, 2021

Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement


2016

Turnaround of the Year—Large Company


Chicago Turnaround Management Association, 2017

News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Law, The Daily Docket, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal and The National Law Journal

February 13, 2023
Restructuring partner Geoffrey King joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

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News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Law, The Daily Docket, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal and The National Law Journal

February 13, 2023
Restructuring partner Geoffrey King joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

View all

News

In the News · Source: Bloomberg Law, The Daily Docket, Global Restructuring Review, The Deal and The National Law Journal

February 13, 2023
Restructuring partner Geoffrey King joins the firm’s Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Chicago

View all

Credentials

J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, cum laude

B.A., Miami University-Oxford, summa cum laude

Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Recommended Attorney


The Legal 500, 2022

Restructuring Deal of the Year (between $1B and $5B)


Turnaround Awards, 2021

Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement


2016

Turnaround of the Year—Large Company


Chicago Turnaround Management Association, 2017

Close

Recognition

Recommended Attorney


The Legal 500, 2022

Restructuring Deal of the Year (between $1B and $5B)


Turnaround Awards, 2021

Thomas H. Morsch Award for Pro Bono Achievement


2016

Turnaround of the Year—Large Company


Chicago Turnaround Management Association, 2017