David Kitchen - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

David Kitchen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 213-687-5280

David Kitchen is a partner in Skadden’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Banking Group. Mr. Kitchen represents borrowers and lenders in a broad range of financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, corporate credit facilities, private placements, mezzanine financing, asset-based facilities, structured finance and workouts and restructurings. His broad range of experience encompasses retail, manufacturing, entertainment and media, real estate, portfolio financings and cross-border transactions. Mr. Kitchen has represented clients such as BNP Paribas, Citibank, Credit Suisse, UBS, Wells Fargo, as well as various private funds, institutional investors and corporate borrowers. 

Mr. Kitchen has been recognized as a “leading lawyer” by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He also was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014.

Dartmouth CollegeBA Loyola Marymount UniversityJ.D.
American College of Investment Counsel

Client Comments

"David Kitchen is a good bank lawyer. He is responsive, knowledgeable, and easy to work with."

-Robert Hetu
Credit Suisse

"David Kitchen is one of the best lawyers that I have worked with over my long career. He has an excellent balance between the business and legal aspects of a transaction. He provides sound advice and alternative solutions that help the transaction move forward as opposed to creating legal issues that unnecessarily upset the other side while provide little to no valuable legal protection. David also brings in other lawyers from his firm to provide their expertise when he is not expert is that area of law. Once again, this moves the transaction to a quicker and better outcome. While David is very focused on getting a fair deal done while protecting his client, he will dig in when necessary taking a very firm stance. His balance in this area of give and take is excellent as well."

Office Location

300 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400
Los Angeles, CA 90071
United States

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law