Glenn Agre recently welcomed partner Kurt Mayr to its Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Distressed Debt practice. Speaking about his arrival and decision to join Glenn Agre with key media outlets this week, Kurt told Reuters that a main reason for his move is that conflicts in big law firms can become a “significant obstacle.” Elaborating on this further in an interview with Law360, Kurt noted: “I think the one thing that is new—and is a big part of what motivated me to make a move—was being on a conflicts-free platform, and being able to serve as conflicts counsel to members of the bankruptcy legal community who I have worked with for a long time and hopefully have earned confidence.”

In discussing another reason for his move, Kurt told The American Lawyer that a relative lull in the bankruptcy market helped him step back and realize he wanted to work in a smaller firm, and help build up a new firm. Kurt stated: “I took advantage of the quiet. I looked around and made an assessment about where I wanted to be and who I wanted to practice with. I’d rather make a transition in this environment than a red-hot environment where I’m too busy to look around.”


Read the full coverage on Kurt’s arrival to the firm below: