Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court Author Prof. Ken Klee Recently Profiled in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court Author Prof. Ken Klee Recently Profiled in the Los Angeles Business Journal

Prof. Ken Klee, author of the LexisNexis Matthew Bender Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court book and several LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analyses on the Supreme Court rulings in 2010, was recently profiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal by reporter Alfred Lee in the Sept. 27, 2010 article, "Ken Klee: Crystal Clear".

In a truly wide ranging interview, Prof. Klee's discusses his recent stint as a bankruptcy examiner in the Tribune bankruptcy case, meeting real estate magnate Sam Zell in the Tribune case, practicing New Age medicine and energy healing,  conducting exorcisms, solving legal problems in his sleep and what skill makes for a good bankruptcy lawyer.

Here is an excerpt:

Ken Klee lets me into his Brentwood home, where the front gate doesn't always shut properly - "The guy who made it didn't do a very good job," he says - and apologizes that the water he's offering in a glass is a little cooler than he'd like. The house isn't far from UCLA Law School, where he's a professor teaching bankruptcy law, or from the Century City office of Klee Tuchin Bogdanoff & Stern LLP, where he's a founding partner. Klee is a respected name in bankruptcy law. He was a principal draftsman of a 1978 overhaul of the U.S. bankruptcy code, and this summer was appointed as the independent examiner of the Tribune Co.'s $12 billion bankruptcy. His August report suggested that two former Tribune executives fraudulently misrepresented whether the company could refinance its debt in order to push through Sam Zell's 2007 purchase of the company. The findings caused creditors to torpedo the company's reorganization plan. When he talks about these things, Klee is all business. But ask him about the Acu-Pulsor Spin Tester he keeps in his shirt pocket, the one that he uses as an energy healer to reverse energetic blockages, and his eyes suddenly light up like the microcrystals it purportedly contains. It turns out that Klee has more than a minor interest in energy healing and other New Age medicine - what he calls his "metaphysical hobbies" - that few would expect of a prominent attorney. And he's not afraid to let the world know.

Read the rest of this fascinating interview in the LA Business Journal


Read Prof. Klee's Bankruptcy Law Community profile

 

You can listen to Prof. Klee's Bankruptcy Law Community podcast interviews on the significance of the following 2010 Supreme Court bankruptcy decisions:

Listen to the podcast on the Schwab v. Reilly ruling

Listen to the podcast on the United Student Aid Funds v. Espinosa ruling

Listen to the podcast on the Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz v. U.S.  ruling

 

More information on Prof. Ken Klee's Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court book is available here

 

For more information on Prof. Klee's Emerging Issues Analyses of the 2010 Supreme Court bankruptcy decisions, see the following posts:

The Supreme Court's Holding in Schwab v. Reilly

The Supreme Court's Holding in Hamilton v. Lanning

The Supreme Court's Holding in United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v. Espinosa

The Supreme Court's Holding in Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. United States

 

 

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