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  Commercial Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights
  Jet Fuel Consortiums

Professional Experience
Lori Winkelman is a partner in our Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights Group. Ms. Winkelman represents secured creditors, unsecured creditors, debtors, and other parties in all aspects of bankruptcy, foreclosure and state court receivership. Her experience includes:
  • Representing secured creditors and other parties in all types of Chapter 11 cases, including cash collateral negotiation and litigation, stay relief litigation, claims litigation, lease negotiation and plan litigation.

  • Representing fuel consortiums in various airline bankruptcy filings with respect to such issues as negotiating assumption or rejection of agreements between airlines and fuel consortium, filing of claims, and negotiating new agreements between fuel consortium and bankrupt airline going forward.

  • Significant representation of lenders in single-asset bankruptcy cases.

  • Representing creditors in nondischargeability litigation in all types of bankruptcy.

  • Representing creditors in preference defense and fraudulent conveyance negotiation and litigation.

  • Representing Native American housing authorities as a party-in-interest in complex plan financing and negotiating, involving understanding of complex NAHASDA regulations and other regulations.
Education and Honors
  • Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., 2001)
    Arizona State Law Journal (Senior Managing Editor, 2000-2001).
  • Denver Paralegal Institute (1992)
  • South Dakota State University (B.A., 1990)
Bar Admissions
Arizona, 2001

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2013

Professional Recognition
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law).

Selected for inclusion in the 2012-2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), named among the Top 25 Female lawyers in the Southwest, and named among the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona.

Professional and Civic Activities
Member: State Bar of Arizona; Maricopa County Bar Association. Quarles & Brady Capitol School Project; Volunteer Lawyer's Program; Chairperson for Summer Associate Committee.

Selected Presentations/Publications
  • Featured, “From Paralegal to Partner,” Paralegal Today, January/March 2010 issue.

  • Lori Winkelman, Comment, “Amending The Bankruptcy Code: Why Bankruptcy Courts Should Adjudicate Legal Malpractice Claims Against Professionals Employed By The Chapter 11 Debtor's Estate,” 32 Ariz. St. L.J. 1087 (Fall 2000).