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Robert R. Kinas

Robert R. Kinas

Partner| Las Vegas


Rob Kinas has an International-Europe Liaison Practice, concentrated in commercial and corporate bankruptcy, loan restructuring, and commercial finance for businesses throughout the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, and California.

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Significant Cases
  • Aladdin Gaming LLC, Case No. 01-20141; client, title company
  • Washington Group International, Case No. 01-31627; client, European engineering company
  • MicroAge Inc., Case No. 00-03833-ECF-CGC; client, debtor
  • Mission IPA, Case No. 99-51705-MM-11; client, health plan
  • Med Partners Provider Network, Case No. LA 99-19256-BR.; client, health plan
  • Azar, et al. v. Nomura, Case No. CIV-98-1203-PHX-ROS
  • Wilcare Corporation, Case No. 97-00657-PHX-GBN, e al.; client, elderly residents of assisted care facilities
  • Dorothy Hamill Skating Centers, Case No. 95-10650-PHX-RGM; client, debtor
  • Megafoods, Case No. 94-07411-PHX-RTB; client, financial institution ($10mm secured creditor)
  • Orchard Partners, Case No. 92-07216, client, retirement fund ($20mm secured creditor)
  • America West, Case No. 91-07505-PHX-RGM; clients, aircraft manufacturer (aircraft leases) and an investor group (bridge financing)
  • RDS, Case No. 91-12295-PHX-RGM; client, pharmaceutical supplier & chair of unsecured creditors committee
  • American Continental Corporation, Case No. CIV 89-1231-PHX- RMB; client, unsecured creditors committee
International Transactions
  • Represents various Pacific Rim entities in high-profile litigation concerning ownership and television rights to major sporting events
  • Represents various Central American entities in litigation concerning the acquisition of certain specialty vineyards and wine manufacturing and distribution networks
  • Represents various Canadian entities in the due diligence and acquisition aspects of mining operations
  • Represents various United Kingdom power plant construction entities in litigation with contractors and subcontractors
  • Represents various Swiss entities in contract litigation with North American purchasers of European-manufactured products
  • Vanderbilt University, School of Law (J.D., 1986)
  • Northwestern University (B.A., 1983)
  • Lex Mundi, International Sports Law Practice Group
    • Vice Chair
    • Board of Directors (1999-2003)
    • Liaison to Lex Mundi's 30 International Practice Groups (2002-present)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Nevada Chapter (2005-present)
    • Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society
    • Nevada Ambassador
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation Summit
    • Nevada Delegate
  • International Bar Association (1999-present)
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association (2000-present)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Bankruptcy Section
      • Chair (1994-1995)
      • Computer and Technology Committee
        • Chair (1995-2000)
    • Technology Task Force (1996-2000)
      • Subcommittee on Electronic Filing
        • Chair (1996-2000)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
    • Commission on Technology
      • Electronic Filing Subcommittee (1996-2000)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2006-2018)
    • Las Vegas Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2017)
    • Las Vegas Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy Litigation (2012)
  • Top Lawyers: The Best of the Best in Southern Nevada, Bankruptcy, VEGAS INC. (2013)
  • Lawdragon Top 3000 Leading Lawyers in America (2010-2011)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy (2010-2012, 2014-2017); Creditor/Debtor Rights (2012-2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy - Business Edition (2011)
  • Who's Who in Nevada®
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Academic Corporate Council
  • President's Associates Northwestern University
    • Nevada Alumni Association, President
    • Admission Council
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Law Clerk to Hon. George C. Paine, III (M.D. Tennessee) (1986)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Intern to Hon. Keith M. Lundin (M.D. Tennessee) (1985)
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona