Notable Cases

Pino v. Jensen, 17-01078 KHT, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Represented residential general contractor in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and then prevailed in full in subsequent two full day bench trial in Adversary Proceeding before U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In case involving a contract to add an entire second story and major improvements to Denver house, general contractor found not liable of all of the following statutory grounds for non-discharge: false pretenses, false representation, actual fraud, fraud or defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity, embezzlement, larceny, or willful and malicious injury under Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code. Plaintiffs’ Complaint Objecting to Discharge alleging compensatory damages and attorney fees/costs of almost $1,000,000 denied in full.


In re Tisch, 17-13428 MER, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Represented individual owner of Liquor Barn in Englewood, Colorado in Chapter 11 reorganization and in defending $1,050,000 judgment held in favor of unsecured sibling creditors.


In re Bloom, 17-11650 TBM, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Defended individual private corporate jet broker against fraud and non-discharge allegations of over $600,000 in damages regarding prior sale of $3,600,000 private jet in Chapter 13.


In re Northwest Bars, Inc., 16-10633 TBM, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Represented largest Irish pub in Colorado, Katie Mullen’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, in Chapter 11 reorganization filed due to previous failed restructured and multiple defaults on $40,000/month commercial lease on 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver and large non-dischargeable tax debt owed.


In re Arenas, 14-11406 HRT, In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. Represented individual debtors engaged in business of producing and distributing marijuana against United States Trustee in determining Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy eligibility under the federal Controlled Substances Act in only second ever Colorado marijuana case in Bankruptcy Court.


Obtained almost full reduction of $130,000 IRS income tax debt in Offer in Compromise and avoidance of IRS statutory lien for Vail Valley, Colorado resident.


Obtained final discharge for hundreds of individual and small business debtors (ranging from $7,000 up to over $4,000,000 in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy matters) in Colorado since 2008.

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