As one of the leading bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers in Colorado for more than 30 years, Mr. Smith represents creditors in bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, and other creditors' rights matters. While concentrating on Chapter 11 reorganizations, Mr. Smith also serves creditors in Chapter 7, 9, 12, and 13 cases and has represented debtors in significant Chapter 11 cases. In addition, Mr. Smith helps buyers acquire assets out of Chapter 7 and 11 cases, with extensive experience in major acquisitions through contested and competitive bidding processes.
Aside from bankruptcy, Mr. Smith serves clients in out-of-court workouts, receiverships, and state and federal court litigation of business disputes and creditors' rights. He also regularly counsels both debtor and creditor clients about insolvency issues in transactional matters and in developing strategies to manage the risks of impending or future insolvency.
Mr. Smith's practice has involved almost every conceivable business area, including real estate, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, retail, agriculture, construction, hotels, restaurants, high tech, special districts, airlines, broadcasting, health care, entertainment, higher education, and many more.
As a longstanding member of the Denver bankruptcy bar and broader legal community, Mr. Smith has strong working relationships with virtually all of the bankruptcy attorneys in the region. He has established a reputation for integrity and credibility both within the bar and with all of the bankruptcy judges in the district, whom he has known and worked with for many years. Mr. Smith's focus is on results, and his goal is to get those results as fully, quickly, and efficiently as possible.
Mr. Smith is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Colorado, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 9th and 10th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.