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Robert R. Kinas

Robert R. Kinas

Partner| Las Vegas


Rob Kinas has an International Practice, concentrated in commercial and corporate bankruptcies, loan restructurings, and commercial finance. Rob is licensed in Nevada, Arizona and California, but travels the world to assist clients and to advance worthy causes.

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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 (2002-2010)
  • American Cancer Society
    • Founded an international group which has funded five cancer researches
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Southern Nevada Chapter (2005-2007)
    • Board of Directors
  • 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, 2014-2018); 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