Michael J. Pankow - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Michael J. Pankow

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mike focuses his practice on representation of various parties in business reorganizations and debtor-creditor relations, both in and out of bankruptcy court. He represents a wide range of clients, including debtors, creditors committees, secured creditors and prospective purchasers in Chapter 11 cases.

Mike also serves as counsel for borrowers and secured creditors in out-of-court workouts and restructurings, and parties in equity receiverships. Mike represents clients in both litigation and transactional situations. In litigation, he prosecutes and defends claims for fraudulent transfer or preference, and related issues. On the transactional side, he provides structural advice regarding mergers and acquisitions and issuing and review of non-consolidation opinions in structured finance transactions.

Mike is also involved in litigation related to debtor-creditor issues.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Represented Fresh Produce Holdings, LLC in its Chapter 11 case, having completed a sale of the Company's assets to a purchaser preserving the going concern after a robust auction.

Represented Regional Care Services Corporation, the parent company of Casa Grande Regional Medical Center based in Casa Grande, Arizona, in connection with negotiation of the sale of the hospital assets to Banner Health pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement and related transactions. Representation encompassed all aspects of this sophisticated sale transaction, including the sale process and APA, coordinating interim financing arrangements and reorganization under Chapter 11, and identifying and resolving all health care regulatory aspects of the foregoing.

Represented PAS Technologies Inc. in a squeeze-out merger of PAS Tech Holdings, Inc. and recapitalization by KRG Capital Partners, AlpInvest and Pennant Park, with simultaneous restructure of syndicated senior credit facility, conversion of subordinated debt to equity and equity capital infusion.

Represented Big Sandy Holding Co., Inc., a bank holding company, as seller and debtor in its Chapter 11 case in a Section 363 sale of its stock in Mile High Banks and concurrent recapitalization by Strategic Growth Bancorp, Inc. for a total of approximately $100 million. During the 363 process, Big Sandy received a competing bid from a third party, so the transaction involved the first-ever competitive auction of a bank in a Section 363 sale.



Creighton UniversityBSBA 1987Creighton University School of LawJ.D. 1989
American Bankruptcy InstituteColorado Bar AssociationNebraska State Bar AssociationTurnaround Management Association

Office Location

410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202-4432
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Denver Metro Area
Michael J. Pankow has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law