Ms. Shea, a partner in K&L Gates’ Boston office, concentrates her practice on matters of bankruptcy and insolvency. She has experience representing debtors, equity investors, creditor committees, secured lenders, trustees, and buyers in connection with out-of-court restructurings, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and other insolvency proceedings. She concentrates primarily on representing troubled companies, having served as debtors’ counsel in the Delaware chapter 11 cases of Brookstone Holdings Corp., Landauer Healthcare Holdings, Inc., and Tri-Valley Corporation and with a recent focus on retail and energy, among other sectors.
She has counseled bidders in numerous distressed acquisitions, both in and out of court, and has spoken at several industry conferences on Section 363 sales. She served as the court-appointed examiner in the Massachusetts chapter 11 case of UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. and as national counsel to a major financial institution in a project involving virtually every bankruptcy court across the country.
Mackenzie was selected by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring beginning with their 2015 publications. In 2012, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges selected Mackenzie as one of 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy lawyers nationwide for its “Next Generation” program. Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Hon. Joel Rosenthal of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.Presentations
Ms. Shea was ranked in Chambers USA as an “associate to watch” in the area of bankruptcy and restructuring for its 2015 publication prior to her elevation to partner. Additionally, she is ranked in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law.
In 2012, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges selected Ms. Shea as one of 40 up-and-coming bankruptcy practitioners from across the country for Class Year 2 of its Next Generation Program. In 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, Ms. Shea was named a “Rising Star” in the Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights category of the New England Super Lawyers publication.