Will Kohn works out of the Cleveland office of the law firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP (www.beneschlaw.com), where he is a partner, as well as partner-in-charge of the Delaware Office, and chair of the Business Reorganization Practice Group.
He is certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and has more than 30 years of experience in the reorganization practice, with a focus on representing corporate debtors, banks, unregulated lenders and secured parties in Chapter 11 proceedings, out-of-court workouts, debt restructuring and debtor-in-possession financing. He also counsels national manufacturers and distributors with respect to restructuring debt and supplier relationships.
Kohn takes an active leadership role within the legal community. He is the current president of the American Board of Certification (www.abcworld.org), which certifies attorneys in business and consumer bankruptcy practice nationally. He also is a former adjunct professor of bankruptcy and banking law at the University of Notre Dame College of Law.
Kohn was presented the Excellence in Public Interest Service Award by the Northern District of Illinois District Court and the Federal Bar Association in 2006 for creating an innovative program for the disabled and finacially disadvantaged to avoid filing bankruptcy proceedings. He has created and is directing a program for seniors and the disabled for resolving unsecured debt without bankruptcy for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati in 1973, and his juris doctor degree from Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law three years later.