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Adam L. Hirsch


Adam represents clients nationally in all aspects of bankruptcy, business restructuring, and related litigation. He advises secured and unsecured lenders, DIP lenders, chapter 11 plan sponsors, acquirers of assets in section 363 asset sales, landlords and tenants, equipment lessors and lessees, IP licensors and licensees, and providers of various goods and services. Adam also represents clients in transactional matters involving financially distressed parties and debtors reorganizing under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Adam’s background and experience representing companies in varied economic conditions, paired with his deep understanding of commercial creditor and debtor rights under the Bankruptcy Code, makes him a go-to resource for distressed companies and counterparties seeking to mitigate insolvency and bankruptcy risk.

Leveraging Kutak Rock’s national platform, Adam represents clients coast to coast. He has appeared in bankruptcy cases in New York and Colorado where he is licensed, as well as Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Chicago, Texas, Arizona, and California. He has also represented clients in numerous distressed transactional matters throughout the United States.

Described by clients as a “problem solver who approaches distressed situations thoughtfully and efficiently,” he looks at business problems holistically, and seeks practical solutions aligned with his clients’ objectives and business culture.

Prior to joining Kutak Rock, Adam worked for a large New York firm, and represented clients in a wide variety of bankruptcy and finance-related matters before, during and after the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent economic recession. As a result, he offers a unique perspective to clients—one that allows him to help clients reduce exposure and potentially avoid bankruptcy altogether, or help clients seek solutions that preserve asset value, maximize recovery, and mitigate loss when bankruptcy cannot be avoided.
Speaking Engagements
  • “Strangers, Middlemen, and Third Parties: An Update on Avoidance Actions,” American Bankruptcy Institute, 2018 Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, Colorado, January 26, 2018
  • “The Sale of Business Assets in Bankruptcy,” Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Denver, Colorado, November 30, 2017
  • “Current Issues – Vendors’ Rights in Bankruptcy,” CLE for in-house counsel, Kansas City, Missouri, June 21, 2013
  • “Bankruptcy and Collection Law,” CLE for the First Judicial District Bar Association, Golden, Colorado, June 23, 2012 

  • Primary secured creditor and DIP lender in chapter 11 reorganization of large commercial airline.
  • A financial institution as a secured lender to a $245 million national homebuilding company in chapter 11 reorganization.
  • A new markets tax credit community development entity (CDE) as a secured creditor in a chapter 11 reorganization.
  • A financial institution as a secured lender to an international shipping enterprise in a chapter 7 liquidation.
  • An oil and gas services firm as debtor in a chapter 11 reorganization.
  • A former producer of asbestos products as a debtor in a chapter 11 reorganization.
  • A model train company as a debtor in a chapter 11 reorganization.
  • A financial institution as a secured lender in a chapter 11 reorganization of a hotel franchise.
  • A financial institution as secured lender in various chapter 11 liquidations of restaurant and convenience store franchises.
  • Secured lenders in strict foreclosures under the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Various customers, creditors, and other parties in liquidations under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA).
  • Numerous plaintiffs and defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation.
  • Financial institutions as lenders in debtor-in-possession financing transactions.
  • Acquirers of assets under section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2014-2015
  • American Bankruptcy Institute “40 Under 40,” 2018