Megan M. Adeyemo
- Business Transactions
- Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights
- Real Estate
- D&O and Shareholder Litigation
- Banking & Finance
Megan Adeyemo is a partner in the Business Transactions, Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors’ Rights, Real Estate, D&O and Shareholder Litigation and Banking & Finance practice groups. Ms. Adeyemo is co-chair of the firm’s national Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice group. She has substantial experience in the representation of debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. She has represented creditors’ committees, debtors-in-possession, chapter 11 and 7 trustees, liquidating trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors. She has negotiated settlements and debtor-in-possession financing, and drafted asset purchase agreements and other asset transfer documents, including the transfer of intellectual property rights.
Ms. Adeyemo’s bankruptcy experience encompasses, among other areas, destination resort clubs, finance (factoring company), farming (organic farms, agricultural financing and PACA), manufacturing (medical devices), real estate (residential home and condominium complex developments) and commercial property (landlords in tenant and guarantor bankruptcies and banks and other secured mortgagors). Ms. Adeyemo also represents the interests of creditors in proceedings in Colorado state courts. Ms. Adeyemo's experience includes the representation of commercial property owners and landlords in lease and other tenant related litigation and secured lenders in foreclosures and proceedings to appoint receivers.
Ms. Adeyemo is currently the co-chair of the Mountain-Desert Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She is also the former co-chair of the Bankruptcy Sub-Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
Examples of Ms. Adeyemo’s experience include the following:
Counsel to Creditors’ Committees in Large and Mid-Size Chapter 11 Cases: Selective representations as counsel to creditors’ committee include a destination resort club with in excess of $50 million in unsecured debt and a financial services company that offered subprime automobile loans with debt in excess of $109 million.
Counsel to Debtors-in-Possession: Counsel to a limited liability company that owns and operates retail coffee shops and drive-thru coffee facilities, the largest organic farm in Colorado, a real estate developer holding approximately 2,700 acres in Solano County, California, and a developer of single family homes in Colorado with real property valued at approximately $18 million.
Counsel to Secured and Unsecured Creditors on Matters Involving Bankruptcy: Counsel to landlords and tenants, a lender secured by motor vehicles in several bankruptcies, entity that owns patent rights utilized by the debtor entity pursuant to an intellectual property license, and a number of creditors being pursued for avoidable transfers, such as preferences.
Publications & Presentations
Guide for In-House Counsel: Practical Resource to Cutting Edge Issues, co-author Chapter 8 (March 2019)
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions, author Chapter 31 (2017 Edition)
Reorganizing Failing Businesses, A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization, co-edited third edition (April 2017)
How to Use Prepayments to Avoid Preference Liability Before a Bankruptcy Filing, Business Law Newsletter, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section (November 29, 2011)
Bankruptcy and the Supreme Court – Oil and Water?, Business Law Newsletter, Colorado Bar Association Business Law Section (November 20, 2010)
Xtreme Power Plan Trust v. Schindler (In re Xtreme Power), 563 B.R. 614 (Bankr. W.D. TX 2016)
Get a Fresh Perspective: Special-Purpose Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Insolvencies, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, Colorado (January 24, 2020)
Everything You Prefer to Avoid: What You Really Should Know About Transfers, Preferences and Avoidance Actions, 18th Annual IWIRC Fall Conference, Tampa, Florida (October 12, 2011)
Commercial Lease Work-Outs and Litigation in the New Economy, BOMA 2010 International Conference, Long Beach, California (June 28, 2010)
Quarterly Case Law Update, Colorado Bar Association Bankruptcy Subsection (November 12, 2009)
U.S. District Court, Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, former Co-Chair of the Mountain/Desert Network
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Colorado Bar Association, Former Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Sub-Section
Colorado Bar Foundation
Denver Bar Association, Business and Bankruptcy Subsections
American Bankruptcy Institute
J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 2005
B.A., Political Science, Emphasis in Government and Policy, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
Former Chief Judge Sidney B. Brooks, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, Denver
Rising Stars® in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013-2015, Law & Politics)
Top 5 Semi-Finalist, Rising Star Award, International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2011)
Up and Coming Star (2009, Law Week Colorado)