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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

  • Represented telecommunications company in sale of its assets pursuant to chapter 11 plan
  • Represented trucking companies in Eastern and Western District of Kentucky in obtaining confirmation of chapter 11 plans of reorganization
  • Obtained cramdown confirmation over bank objection in real estate chapter 11 case
  • Represented numerous small business owners, physicians, and other professionals in individual chapter 11 filings in the Eastern and Western District of Kentucky
  • Experience representing chapter 11 debtors under new SBRA law
  • Served as special conflicts counsel in chapter 11
  • Creditor representation in obtaining dismissal of individual chapter 11 case filed in bad faith as litigation tactic
  • Obtained DIP financing approval during Covid-19 pandemic for restaurant
  • Represents debtors in small business chapter 11 bankruptcy in industries including mining, real estate, construction, healthcare, and restaurant/hospitality
  • Represents creditors in settlement and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance actions.
  • Represented manufacturing company in sale of its assets pursuant to modification of chapter 11 plan
  • Represented multiple rural health care clinics in chapter 11
  • Representation of franchise restaurants in chapter 11
  • Committee representation for retailer
  • Obtained multiple settlements and/or dismissal of cases for multiple defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance actions filed by liquidating trustee in chapter 11 coal case
  • Successfully defended construction company in chapter 11 against fraud allegations
  • Representation of DIP lenders in chapter 11

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

  • Obtained chapter 12 plan confirmation for operators of cattle, grain and hog farms
  • Routinely represents family farmers in chapter 12 bankruptcy
  • Represents creditors in chapter 12 on valuation and plan confirmation issues
  • Obtained modification of chapter 12 plans to extend payment deadlines
  • Obtained hardship discharge for chapter 12 hog farmer

Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy

  • Represents individual debtors and corporations in chapter 7
  • Represents Trustees in lien avoidance litigation
  • Defense of nondischargeability actions
  • Creditor representation in chapter 7 and chapter 13 including stay relief and objection to confirmation
  • Represents individual debtors in chapter 13
  • Provide  individual analysis of which chapter to file
  • Add “ Prosecution, settlement “ to Prosecution,  defense, and settlement of nondischarge actions

Commercial Workout/Litigation

  • Negotiate personal guaranty releases and settlements for small business owners
  • Represents debtors in commercial litigation and foreclosure
  • Civil fraud defense and settlement
  • Representation of Receiver in district court proceedings


  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 2003
  • Centre College
    • B.A. – 2000
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2016

Published Works

  • Co-Author and Speaker, Insolvency and Workout Issues from the Creditor and Debtor Perspectives, UK 5th Biennial Collection Law Conference, March, 2019
  • Co-Author and Speaker, FDCPA Compliance in Kentucky, National Business Institute, June, 2016
  • Author and Speaker, Introduction to Bankruptcy: The Different Chapters, Tax Professional Training Day, November, 2015
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Workshop, National Business Institute, June, 2014
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Collection Law From Start to Finish, Pre-Bankruptcy Workout Strategies, National Business Institute, May, 2014
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Chapter 11 Individual Reorganization, Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Northern Kentucky Bar Association, June, 2013
  • Author and Speaker, Tax Issues and the Bankruptcy Code, Tax Professional Training Day at Rupp Arena, November, 2012
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Ethical Obligations of Debtors’ Counsel, National Business Institute, June, 2012
  • Co-Author and Speaker, Chapter 13 Issues, Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law, National Business Institute, June 2009 and June 2010


  • Rising Star, Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter, Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • Speaker, The Pros and Cons to Filing an Individual Chapter 11, Northern Kentucky Bankruptcy Law Seminar, 2017 to 2017
  • Speaker, Déjà Vu: Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor Issues in Today’s Troubled Economy, KY Law Update, London, KY, 2009 to 2009

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Junior Achievement, Volunteer
  • IWIRC, Member

Professional Associations

  • Lexington Young Professionals Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Credit Repair

  • Provides consumers guidance on understanding their credit score and strategies to increase credit score
  • Advises consumers on Fair Credit Reporting Act violations