Douglas R. Vadnais - Modrall Sperling

Douglas R. Vadnais

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Doug Vadnais has over 30 years of transaction and litigation experience in diverse business matters, real estate, and the protection and exercise of creditors' rights.  He has represented the entire spectrum of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, and brings to each a pragmatic, practical approach to problem solving, with the aim of effecting an efficient and advantageous resolution for the client.  Clients include both buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate, persons or entities enforcing or defending contract rights, lenders extending credit and collateralizing loans, as well as enforcing and foreclosing mortgages and security interests or defending lender liability suits, persons forming business entities or embroiled in partner or shareholder relations disputes such as majority/minority issues or dissolution, and the like.  Because of his commercial litigation experience, Doug is able to anticipate potential problems and posture the client at the transactional stage to address and avoid such pitfalls; and his transaction experience facilitates his ability to litigate commercial matters.

Doug has achieved the AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible based on a peer review.  He is included in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, and among those listed in Southwest Super Lawyers®.  Since 1989, Doug has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.  In addition, Doug has served as Director of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, and is a past Chair of the Board of Directors for that section. 

Doug is currently the head of the firm's Creditors Rights Practice Group and has previously chaired the firm's Associates Committee.

University of Nebraska–LincolnBA 1977Creighton University School of LawJ.D. 1980
American Bankruptcy InstituteState Bar of New MexicoAmerican Bar AssociationU. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico

Client Comments

"Doug Vadnais is very responsive in any issues regarding bankruptcy law and handles every issue in a very timely, professional manner."

-John Dowling
Pinnacle Bank

"Douglas Vadnais is respected by bankruptcy judges as well as opposing counsel. He is highly experienced and has impeccable personal integrity. He is a prudent counselor, has a good sense of humor, and is balanced, with excellent personal and professional judgment."

-Gary Seaton
Managing Member
Seaton Consulting, LLC

Office Location

500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
P.O. Box 2168
Albuquerque, NM 87103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Albuquerque Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Albuquerque Metro Area
Douglas R. Vadnais has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Douglas R. Vadnais has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Collections, Commercial, Creditors' Rights, Foreclosures, Lender Liability, Litigation, Loan Documentation, Real Estate, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law