Emily has been with the firm since 2004. She co-chairs the Banking Litigation practice and is an active participant in the Bankruptcy & Financial Restructurings practice as well as the Business Litigation practice.
Emily’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters. In the bankruptcy setting, Emily has represented debtors, major secured lenders, utility providers, unsecured vendors and trade creditors. She has extensive experience in Chapter 11 reorganizations (both commercial and individual) and Chapter 9 municipal debt adjustment proceedings. Emily recently represented the major secured creditor in Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy filing by a hospital district in which a consensual plan was confirmed following an extended mediation. She also routinely defends against preferential avoidance actions throughout the country.
In her commercial litigation practice, Emily routinely represents major regional banks and commercial banks in foreclosures of office buildings, shopping centers, subdivision property, multi-family residential properties, warehouses and manufacturing facilities. She also handles lender liability matters and obtained a federal court summary judgment in such a case involving a major regional bank.
Emily is a member of the Louisville and Kentucky Bar associations. She frequently speaks on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights issues including for the American Bar Association and the University of Kentucky. Emily is active in the community and serves on the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival board of directors. She also is a volunteer presenter for Credit Abuse Resistance Education at local high schools.
Obtained summary judgment from an Indiana federal court dismissing a lender liability action against a major regional bank and obtained dismissal of the borrower’s Chapter 11.
Represented major regional banks and community banks in foreclosures of office buildings, shopping centers, golf courses, subdivision property, multi-family residential properties, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and others.
What is a Limited Liability Company and Why Does It Matter in Bankruptcy?, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, 2017
The Crossroads of LLCs and Bankruptcy - A Treacherous Intersection, panelist, ABA Business Law Section Webinar, April 2016
Limited Liability Entities, ABA Webinar, March 2016
Handling the Collection Case--The 360 View, University of Kentucky CLE, May 2015 and April 2013
Limited Liability Entities, ABA Annual Meeting, April 2015
The Crossroad of LLCs and Bankruptcy – A Treacherous Intersection, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 2015
Protecting Against the Troubled Customer and Minimizing Potential Bankruptcy Preference Claims, 22nd Annual Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE, April 2012
Use of Collateral and Guaranties to Increase Likelihood of Repayment of Loans: Minimizing Risks of Lender Liability and Environmental Claims, SKO Corporate Seminar, April 2010
Dischargeability and Discharge, Louisville Bar Association, Oct. 2009