Michael J. Guyerson

Senior Counsel


Michael J. Guyerson is Certified by the American Board of Certification in Commercial Debtor Bankruptcy and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). A 1981 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law, Mike’s practice emphasizes insolvency and commercial loan restructuring, the overall representation of debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees and creditors in bankruptcy matters, commercial and bankruptcy litigation and agricultural law.

Representative Cases
Adversary Matters
Mike was co-trial counsel for the Plaintiff in the case of In Re S & D Foods, Inc. 144 B.R. 121, 158 (Bankr. D. Colo. 1992), notable because of the $11.4-million-dollar fraud and breach of partnership agreement verdict returned by the Bankruptcy Court in that adversary proceeding, one of the largest ever returned by a Colorado Bankruptcy Court.

Appellate Matters
Lead trial and appellate counsel for published Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion properly enforcing 28 U.S.C. §1473(d) and ruling that the proper venue for Trustee to prosecute turnover action is home Bankruptcy Court, In Re B& L Oil Company, 834 F.2d 156 (10th Cir. 1987)

Debtor Representation
Rancher Energy Corp. (Case No. 09-32943 Bankr.D.CO), plan confirmed resulting in a full re-payment to all unsecured creditors and a return to equity of over 1.5 million in cash; Corsa Investments LLC d/b/a Sleep Inn at DIA, (Case No. 10-27589 Bankr.D.CO.), plan confirmed with a minimal disruption of an 119 room hotel operation; Chemrite Industries, LLC ( Case No. 05-36040 Bankr.EasternD.WI.), plan confirmed with an asset sale for an operating mid-west chemical supply company; In Re Walck, Case No. 11-37706 Bankr.D.CO.), plan confirmed for original homesteaded ranch property and gas mineral rights in western Colorado; and White Buffalo Trading Company & Diamond K, Inc. (Jointly Administered Debtor Case No 08-29314 Bankr.D.CO. ) plan confirmed in less than 11 months for a ranch and separate real estate development property in southwestern Colorado.

Committee Representation
Counsel for Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Fog Cap Retail Investors LLC, (Case No. 16-13817 TBM Bankr.D.CO.)

Counsel for Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Atna Resources, Inc, et; (Case No. 15-22848 Bankr.D.CO.)

Counsel for Committee of Unsecured Creditors for Springbok Services, In.al. c. (Case No10-25285 Bankr.D.CO.);
Ad Hoc Committee of Credit Unions (Centrix Financial, LLC – Case No. 06-16403 Bankr.D.CO.).

Creditor and DIP Lender Representation
Poseidon Shareholders Class Claimants, (Poseidon Concepts Corp., Chapter 15 Case No 13-15893, Bankr.D.CO); Armstrong World Industries (Creditor of Professional Trade Supply of Colorado – Case No. 08-25078 Bankr.D.CO); EFO Financial, DIP Lender in Clearwater Development Inc., Case No. 11-18725 Bankr.D.CO)

2009 and 2010 Recipient of the Judge Cordova Federal Advocates Pro Bono Service Award. Mike is a past Chairperson of the Agricultural Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and current member.

Denver, Colorado (Chairperson, Agricultural Law Section, 1988-1989) and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Business Law; Member, Subcommittee on Banking and Insolvency Litigation, 1988; Chairman, Subcommittee on Bankruptcy, Trial and Tactics, 1984-1986; Co-Chair, Commercial and Banking Litigation Subcommittee for the Tenth Circuit, 1988-1989) Bar Associations; American Bankruptcy Institute.

Admitted to Practice
1981, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

University of Colorado, J.D., 1981. Mike obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa University of Illinois, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978, Phi Beta Kappa