John S. Kinzey

Retired Senior Counsel

New York
Business Phone: 212.704.6000
Business Fax: 212.704.6288


John Kinzey has extensive experience in representing debtors, trustees, secured lenders, and other parties-in-interest in both Chapter 11 proceedings. He has been involved in significant bankruptcies and reorganizations in the retail, healthcare, real estate, apparel, telecommunications and entertainment industries.

John has over 20 years of experience representing trustees appointed by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation to liquidate failed broker-dealers. Many of these cases involved securities fraud on the part of the broker-dealers' principals, and the prosecution of asset recovery actions to recover customer funds wrongfully diverted to the principals

John represented, as a Chapter 11 debtor, the United States subsidiary of RSL Communications, an international telecommunications carrier whose ultimate parent was in joint administration in Bermuda, and whose principal overseas affiliate was in joint administration in the United Kingdom. From that and other cases, John is experienced in dealing with joint administrators and liquidators of foreign affiliates.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Professional Experience

  • Senior Counsel, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2010-present



  • Harvard University, J.D., 1974
  • University of Virginia, B.S., 1971

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States