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Member, American Bar Association
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- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Stephen H. Kinney, Jr. is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Kinney focuses his practice on secured and unsecured debt financing; mortgage and other indentures; structured finance; and mergers, acquisitions, divisions, and restructurings involving debt securities or indentures, primarily in the utility and energy industries. He has experience in the issuance of mortgage bonds, notes, trust preferred securities, equity units, and other types of debt and hybrid securities in public offerings, private placements, and exempt offerings; the preparation and administration of secured, unsecured, subordinated, and collateral trust indentures under the Trust Indenture Act; and the implementation of various forms of asset securitization, credit enhancement, and ring-fencing under the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bankruptcy Code.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis in 2008, Mr. Kinney was a partner at a national law firm, where he represented issuers, borrowers, underwriters, and purchasers with respect to debt and other securities, indentures, project finance, bank and commercial lending, and security arrangements in a variety of industries. He also represented clients with respect to ring-fencing operating companies and bankruptcy-remote special purpose entities and the securitization and monetization of accounts receivable, power contracts, intellectual property, real property, military housing, and utility charges for transition, storm recovery, environmental, and rate reduction purposes.
In addition, Mr. Kinney has authored pieces regarding utility financing and general arbitration rules in New York. He is the co-author of "Project Financing Restructured Utility Assets: Existing Indentures May Hold the Key" and an author and editor of Outline of Arbitration Law in New York.
Mr. Kinney received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1973 and his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970.
Mr. Kinney is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Harvard Law School, 1973, J.D.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1970, B.S.