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Robert K. Dakis

Tel: 212.735.8744
Fax: 917.522.9944
Email: rdakis@morrisoncohen.com

Robert K. Dakis is a Partner in the Firm's Business Solutions, Restructuring & Governance Practice.  Robert has experience in a wide range of corporate bankruptcy, restructuring, and other insolvency-related matters. Robert also has considerable experience in international and cross-border insolvency matters and has been named a "Fellow” of INSOL International, the international bankruptcy bar.  

Robert has represented debtors and creditors throughout the country in some of the nation's largest and most complex insolvency matters.  In addition to advising on core bankruptcy matters – including 363 sales, plan confirmation, debtor in possession financing, and avoidance actions – Robert has advised clients on complicated matters such as the unwinding of debtors’ financial products portfolios.  Robert has also represented companies in both out-of-court restructuring and pre-bankruptcy planning. 

Robert specializes in cross-border matters, having extensive experience advising liquidators and trustees appointed in non-US jurisdictions on US law.  Robert also has considerable experience in all aspects of ancillary proceedings brought under Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  Robert’s accomplishments in this area have been recognized by international organizations, including INSOL International.

Outside of his core bankruptcy practice, Robert has experience representing court-appointed receivers in complex SEC cases.  He also has experience representing counterparties to complex derivatives transactions.

Immediately prior to joining Morrison Cohen, Robert was an associate in the Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.  Robert also previously served as the law clerk for the Honorable Allan L. Gropper, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. 

Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute
INSOL International
Turnaround Management Association



Seton Hall University School of Law
     Graduation Award for Service to the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice
     Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
     Order of the Coif

Fellow, INSOL International

Super Lawyers – New York Metro Rising Star – Bankruptcy: Business (2013–2016)