Barry Wilkie has a broad commercial practice that includes commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and insolvency. Barry has represented creditors, bankruptcy trustees and creditors’ committees in all aspects of bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, liquidation and reorganization. He also represents many businesses.
Barry has over 30 years of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law experience, spanning a variety of businesses and industries and involving all aspects of bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, reorganization and work-outs. He has been very active in complex, multi-party lawsuits. These lawsuits have involved a range of issues from the propriety of leveraged buy-outs, to fraudulent conveyances, preferences, collateral priorities, theft, embezzlement and fraud. He has acted as counsel for creditors, bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees and investors. He has also been special court appointed counsel for a wholly owned subsidiary of a public, debtor company.
Barry’s practice in courts other than bankruptcy often involves many of the same type of issues that arise in bankruptcy. He has represented numerous oilfield equipment, collections and supply companies in a variety of issues in the oil patch, including the foreclosure of oil and gas liens. Barry has also provided consultation for the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and its members in connection with the filing and perfecting of Colorado oil and gas liens.
Barry’s practice is not limited to bankruptcy and litigation. He also provides legal counsel and guidance to other members of the firm on finance, securitization, collateralization and bankruptcy substantive consolidation issues in commercial transactions. He represents numerous clients with all of their day-to-day legal matters, including the drafting and negotiation of contracts, financing, dispute resolution, the purchase and sale of businesses and assets and contract compliance.
Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Business & Corporate
Franchise & Distribution
J.D., Drake University, 1980 (with Honors)
B.S., Iowa State University, 1977 (With Distinction)