Regina Stango Kelbon: Lawyer with Blank Rome LLP

Regina Stango Kelbon

Partner; Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group Leader
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.
Phone215.569.5507

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy
  • Finance
  • Mortgage Industry Services
  • Asia Practice
  • Public Companies
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Financial Services
 
University St. Joseph's University, B.A., summa cum laude
 
Law SchoolTemple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
 
Admitted1985, Pennsylvania; 1986, New Jersey; Delaware; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
BornPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, December 14, 1960
 
Biography

CO-CHAIR, FINANCE, RESTRUCTURING, AND BANKRUPTCY PRACTICE GROUP

Regina Stango Kelbon is the Chair of the Business Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group for Blank Rome. She represents creditors' committees, debtors, institutional lenders, lender groups, creditors, executory contract parties, equipment lessors, plan or reorganization proponents, and asset purchasers in areas including:

•Chapter 11 reorganizations

•out of court restructurings

•debtor-in-possession financing

•intercreditor relationships

•lender liability prevention and defense

Sources say she 'understands that bankruptcy is less a protracted legal exercise and more about getting the deal done.'
-Chambers USA

Chambers USAranks Ms. Kelbon as a leader in the fields of bankruptcy and restructuring in both Delaware and Pennsylvania.Chambersnotes that she is a very solid practitioner with a constructive approach to problem solving. Sources say sheunderstands that bankruptcy is less a protracted legal exercise and more about getting the deal done. Clients also say she is very well prepared and leaves no stone unturned. She's passionate about her work. She's conscientious of the work that she's doing and conscious about the cost that's incurred. In addition, Ms. Kelbon has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Kelbon is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association where she also chairs the Networking Organization of Women. Ms. Kelbon also serves as chair of the ABA's Business Bankruptcy Subcommittee on Corporate Governance. She serves as board member and executive committee member of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she is also the former president. In addition, Ms. Kelbon is the former vice chair of theABA's Business Bankruptcy Subcommittees on Bankruptcy Claims, Fraud, and Abuse of Bankruptcy Process, Mass-Torts and Environmental Law, and Unconventional Bankruptcy Problems.

Ms. Kelbon serves as a mediator for the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She frequently lectures and writes for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the American Bar Association on insolvency and restructuring issues.

Community Service & Affiliations

Ms. Kelbon served on the Strategic Planning Committee for the Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Events

DIP Lending and the Court's Equitable Powers[Event]
ABA Spring Meeting
Washington, DC
April 4, 2013
Regina Stango Kelbon

Today's Lending Environment & Views From the Bench[Event]
5th Annual Education & Networking Conference
Villanova, Pennsylvania
March 29, 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

What's Hot in Complex Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice[Event]
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course
Wanamaker Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 14, 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

Restructuring Opportunities in 2011: Industry and Market Segments to Watch[Event]
Philadelphia Turnaround Management Association Chapter
Westin Philadelphia
February 11, 2011
Regina Stango Kelbon

Publications

The Bankruptcy Claims Handbook[Book]
Business Bankruptcy Committee, American Bar Association-Business Law Section
2013
Regina Stango Kelbon, Josef W. Mintz and Gregory F. Vizza

Supreme Court Affirms a Secured Creditor's Right to Credit Bid under a Chapter 11 Sale Plan[Article]
Bankruptcy Law Watch
June 6, 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

9th Circuit BAP Decision Gives Debtors Greater Leverage in Single Asset Real Estate Cases[Article]
Bankruptcy Law Watch
June 5, 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

Secured Creditor's Right to Credit Bid in a Sale Conducted Under a Plan[Article]
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course
March 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

The Aftermath ofStern v. Marshall- the Bankruptcy Court's Power to Hear and Decide Fraudulent Transfer[Article]
Pennsylvania Bar Institute Course
March 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon and Alan M. Root

The Evolution of the Gifting Doctrine and Implications of Recent Case Law[Article]
Pennsylvania Business Institute Conference
October 27, 2011
Regina Stango Kelbon

Secured Creditor's Right to Credit Bid in a Sale Conducted Under a Plan[Article]
Pennsylvania Business Institute Conference
October 27, 2011
Regina Stango Kelbon

Supreme Court Adopts Amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 2019 to Force Debt Traders and Equity Traders to Disclose[Article]
Bankruptcy Law Watch
May 9, 2011
Regina Stango Kelbon

News

Blank Rome's Regina Stango Kelbon to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy[Press Release]
December 2, 2013
Regina Stango Kelbon

Regina Stango Kelbon Elected to TMA Philadelphia's Board of Directors[Press Release]
January 30, 2012
Regina Stango Kelbon

Recognition

Chambers USA2014 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 23, 2014
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Jerry D. Bernstein, Thomas E. Biron, Michael Z. Brownstein, Kevin J. Bruno, et al.

Chambers USA2013 Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
May 24, 2013
Leon R. Barson, Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Grant E. Buerstetta, Ernest W. Chung, et al.

Bankruptcy Practice Honored by M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards[Award]
March 2013
Regina Stango Kelbon, Lawrence F. Flick II, Michael C. Graziano, John E. Lucian, Josef W. Mintz and Joel Charles Shapiro

Blank Rome Transactions Recognized by M&A Advisor Summit[Award]
December 2012
Lawrence F. Flick II, Michael C. Graziano, Regina Stango Kelbon, Josef W. Mintz and Heather Sonnenberg

Chambers USA 2012Recognizes Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 7, 2012
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Michael D. DeBaecke, et al.

Chambers USA 2011Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 10, 2011
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Kevin J. Bruno, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, et al.

Chambers USA 2010Recognizes More Blank Rome Attorneys and Practices[Ranking]
June 11, 2010
Thomas H. Belknap, Jr., Thomas E. Biron, Ernest W. Chung, Scott F. Cooper, Steven Dubow, Bonnie Glantz Fatell, et al. (Also at Wilmington, Delaware Office)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; PFF Bancorp as counsel to the creditors' committee of bank holding company in its Chapter 11 case. Lower Bucks Hospital as counsel to the creditors' committee of local hospital system. Hussey Copper as counsel to Agent and Bank Group of largest US copper producer in its workout and then Chapter 11 filing and sale of substantially all of its assets. Adams Produce Company in the representation of senior secured lender in the Chapter 11 of major regional food distributor in Southeastern PA. Fiber Tower as counsel to a national wireless carrier in acquisition of assets. Mortgage Lenders Network as lead counsel to the creditors' committee in the Chapter 11 of a subprime mortgage loan origination and servicing business. New Century Financial in a leading role as co-counsel to the creditors' committee in the Chapter 11 of one of the largest subprime mortgage lenders in the U.S. BrooklynHospitalCenter and Caledonian Health Center Inc. in the representation of debtor-in-possession lender in hospital system Chapter 11. CrouseHealthHospitalas counsel to the creditors' committee in Chapter 11 case of hospital system. DelawareValleyMedicalCenteras special counsel to debtor to sell hospital and handle pension claims. Uniroyal Technologies as counsel to creditor of manufacturer of materials employing semi-conductor technologies and plastic vinyl coated fabrics. InaCom Corp as counsel to creditors' committee of billion dollar internet pipeline business in its Chapter 11. Today's Man as counsel to debtor in reorganization of men's superstore retail chain Chapter 11 case. AES Thames as counsel to creditors' committee in Chapter 11 of the operator of a Connecticut power plant. Thompson Publishing as counsel to the Agent in DIP lending facility and as stalking horse bidder in Chapter 11 case. Banner Aerospace/Fairchild Corporation as counsel to the institutional DIP lender in Chapter 11 case.
 
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Regina Stango Kelbon

18th & Cherry Streets
PhiladelphiaPA 19103-6998




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