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Robert S. Kost

Managing Director


Robert S. Kost, who leads Goldin’s transactional practice, brings more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a broad range of corporate finance activities, including chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings, distressed mergers and acquisitions, exchange offers, rights offerings and debt financings.  Robert has been a leader of Goldin teams on matters such as Patriot Coal, Puerto Rico, Sungevity, Southeastern Grocers, Orbital-ATK and the Zohar Funds.  Robert also offers expert reports and related testimony on a variety of investment banking matters.   

Prior to joining Goldin, Robert was a Partner at Millstein & Co., where he led the New York office and advised corporate, institutional and governmental clients on restructuring and corporate finance matters.  Previously, Robert was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Restructuring and Reorganization Group at Gleacher & Co. and co-managed the group. Selected engagements included advising Appleton Paper, Broder Bros., YRC Worldwide and Xinhua Finance with respect to their exchange offers; advising the Tronox Noteholders with respect to their rights offering; advising Hexion in its litigation with Huntsman; representing various creditor constituencies in debt restructurings, including EuroFresh Farms, Greatwide Logistics and Visteon; and, advising the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation with respect to its exposure to companies in the newspaper industry.

Robert was a Partner at Lazard, having joined its Restructuring Group in 1999 with a team that had previously worked together at Alex. Brown & Sons and Deutsche Bank. Robert worked on numerous large and complex restructuring cases, including representing WorldCom, Owens Corning, Budget-Rent-A-Car, Collins & Aikman, Iridium, Eurotunnel (UK/France) and Mangalore Refining (India), among others.

Robert began his career as a commercial banker at the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1986 and held various positions in the Merchant Banking Group and the Special Situations Group.


M.B.A., Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

B.A., Economics, The University of Michigan


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