Megan M. Adeyemo


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  • Biography

    Megan Adeyemo is a Partner in the Business Transactions, Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Creditors’ Rights, Real Estate, D&O and Shareholder Litigation and Banking & Finance practice groups. She is the co-chair of the firm’s national Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice group. Megan has substantial experience in the representation of debtors, creditors and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings throughout the United States. She has represented creditors’ committees, debtors-in-possession, chapter 11 and 7 trustees, liquidating trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors. She has negotiated settlements and debtor-in-possession financing, and drafted asset purchase agreements and other asset transfer documents, including the transfer of intellectual property rights.

    Megan’s bankruptcy experience encompasses, among other areas, destination resort clubs, finance (factoring company), farming (organic farms, agricultural financing and PACA), manufacturing (medical devices), real estate (residential home and condominium complex developments) and commercial property (landlords in tenant and guarantor bankruptcies and banks and other secured mortgagors).  She also represents the interests of creditors in proceedings in Colorado state courts.  Megan's experience includes the representation of commercial property owners and landlords in lease and other tenant related litigation and secured lenders in foreclosures and proceedings to appoint receivers. 

    Megan is currently the co-chair of the Mountain-Desert Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).  She is also the former co-chair of the Bankruptcy Sub-Section of the Colorado Bar Association. 


    • Colorado
    • Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Colorado
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


    • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, former Co-Chair of the Mountain/Desert Network
    • Faculty of Federal Advocates                                                      
    • Colorado Bar Association, Former Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy Sub-Section
    • Colorado Bar Foundation
    • Denver Bar Association, Business and Bankruptcy Subsections
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • ABA Business Section Bankruptcy Committee 
      • Director to the Content Board of the Business Law Section
      • Co-Chair of the Publications Subcommittee
      • Co-Chair of the Pro-Bono Services Subcommittee
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience

    Representative Experience

    • Counsel to Creditors’ Committees in Large and Mid-Size Chapter 11 Cases: Selective representations as counsel to creditors’ committee include a destination resort club with in excess of $50 million in unsecured debt and a financial services company that offered subprime automobile loans with debt in excess of $109 million.

    • Counsel to Debtors-in-Possession: Counsel to a limited liability company that owns and operates retail coffee shops and drive-thru coffee facilities, the largest organic farm in Colorado, a real estate developer holding approximately 2,700 acres in Solano County, California, and a developer of single family homes in Colorado with real property valued at approximately $18 million.

    • Counsel to Secured and Unsecured Creditors on Matters Involving Bankruptcy: Counsel to landlords and tenants, a lender secured by motor vehicles in several bankruptcies, entity that owns patent rights utilized by the debtor entity pursuant to an intellectual property license, and a number of creditors being pursued for avoidable transfers, such as preferences.

  • Publications & Presentations


    • Co-Author, Helping Those Who Have Borne the Battle: Working with Veterans, Servicemembers, and Their Families on Financial Issues, ABA Business Law Today, October 2021
    • Co-Author, Guide for In-House Counsel: Practical Resource to Cutting Edge Issues - Chapter 8, March 2019
    • Author, Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Disciplinary Actions - Chapter 31, 2017 Edition
    • Co-Editor, Reorganizing Failing Businesses, A Comprehensive Review and Analysis of Financial Restructuring and Business Reorganization, third edition, April 2017

    Published Decisions


    • Speaker, Get a Fresh Perspective: Special-Purpose Entities and Single-Asset Real Estate Insolvencies, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, January 24, 2020


  • Education


    J.D., University of Denver College of Law, 2005

    B.A., Political Science, Emphasis in Government and Policy, University of Pittsburgh, 2002


    Former Chief Judge Sidney B. Brooks, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, Denver


    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2023-2024)

    Executive Editor of Bankruptcy & Finance, Business Law Today from ABA

    Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award of the ABA's Section of Business Law Business Bankruptcy Committee, 2021

    Rising Stars® in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013-2015, Law & Politics)

    Top 5 Semi-Finalist, Rising Star Award, International Womens Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2011)

    Up and Coming Star (2009, Law Week Colorado)