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Heather G. Pennington

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Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

  • Represent corporate debtors-in-possession in filing and obtaining confirmation of chapter 11 plans of reorganization and asset sales in a variety of industries including trucking/logistics, manufacturing, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Prosecuted preference claims under federal and state law
  • Defended preference claims against corporations and individuals under federal and state law

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

  • Represents individuals in chapter 13 proceedings from filing of petition, plan confirmation and through successful completion of plan and discharge

Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

  • Represent family farmers in chapter 12 bankruptcy
  • Obtained chapter 12 plan confirmations

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

  • Regularly represents individual debtors in filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy protection
  • Defend insiders and other defendants against preference liability claims under federal and state law asserted by chapter 7 Trustee

Biography

Biography

HEATHER G. PENNINGTON is a member of the firm’s General Business, Banking and Corporate DepartmentBankruptcy, Financial Restructuring and Workout Group, and the firm’s Litigation Department.

Ms. Pennington graduated from Dartmouth College (B.A.) magna cum laude with high honors in 1995. Upon graduation from college, Ms. Pennington lived and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel as a Raoul Wallenberg Fellow. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Law where she received the Gayle A. Mahoney Memorial Scholarship in 1997. She completed her J.D. in 2000.

Ms. Pennington is the author of “Marking the Path, Post Cotton: The Supreme Court Reaffirms Dual Taxation in Montana v. Crow Tribe of Indians” which was published in the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1998-99. Her case comment received the best case comment award for 1999. Ms. Pennington was also a staff member of the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law from 1998 to 2000.

Ms. Pennington is a member of the American Bar Association, the Fayette County Bar Association, and the Boyle County Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. – 2000
  • Dartmouth College
    • B.A. – 1995
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2002

Published Works

  • “Marking the Path Post-Cotton: The Supreme Court Reaffirms Dual Taxation in Montana v. Crow Tribe of Indians” in the Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, Vol. 14, Number 2

Honors

  • Raoul Wallenberg Scholar
  • Awarded the Gayle A. Mohney Scholarship to UK College of Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Wilderness Trace Child Development Center
  • Volunteer, Great American Brass Band Festival

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Boyle County Bar Association, Member
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney