WILMINGTON, DE—Duane Morris LLP has appointed Christopher M. Winter managing partner of the firm’s Wilmington office. Winter succeeds Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group partner Michael R. Lastowski, who led the office since 2010. Lastowski will be moving into an of counsel role with the firm.
Winter is co-chair of the Finance and Restructuring Transactions division of Duane Morris’ Business Reorganization and Financial Restructuring Practice Group and serves as a team lead for the Duane Morris Banking and Finance Industry Group.
Winter focuses his practice on commercial finance and Chapter 11 bankruptcy law and proceedings. He represents agents, lenders, borrowers and other parties in secured lending transactions, including debtor-in-possession and exit facility loans, and in workouts, restructurings and enforcement actions. He regularly advises clients on federal bankruptcy matters and represents their interests in proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, including in the District of Delaware.