Kellie W. Fisher

Attorney

Kellie W. Fisher

Attorney

Phone: 207.253.0566 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: kfisher@dwmlaw.com

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Chris Hunter Email: chunter@dwmlaw.com

About

Kellie Fisher focuses her practice on bankruptcy matters, commercial litigation, and transactions involving distressed companies.  Kellie routinely represents financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors (including official and ad hoc committees), lenders, debtors, equity holders, chapter 7 trustees, and liquidating and litigation trustees.

Kellie has substantial bankruptcy and litigation experience in New England and around the country.  With a sophisticated understanding of the restructuring legal landscape, she advises clients on all aspects of the restructuring and bankruptcy process, including DIP lending and cash collateral issues, plan negotiation and drafting, section 363 sales, adversary proceedings, contested matters, and fraudulent conveyance and preference litigation.  Kellie also routinely represents parties in out-of-court debt restructurings, Article 9 and real estate foreclosures, receiverships, and other debtor/creditor litigation.

Recent examples of Kellie’s representation include the senior secured lenders in numerous Subchapter V bankruptcy cases, the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Calais Regional Hospital bankruptcy case, and the largest creditor in a contested sale trial in the IDL Development, Inc. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. She also successfully represented a Vermont-based textile firm as the debtor in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and restructured millions of dollars in debt in the process.

Kellie has received many professional accolades for her work. She is recognized as “One to Watch” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law by Best Lawyers and was ranked as “One to Watch” in Bankruptcy and Restructuring by Chambers and Partners USA, Maine Guide. She is the co-chair of the board of the New England chapter of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).  Kellie is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), has spoken at the ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, and has published articles for ABI.  Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Kellie was a restructuring attorney at an international law firm in Boston.

Education

Boston College School of Law, J.D., 2015

Colby College, B.A., 2012

Recognition

Chambers USA, Maine, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Up and Coming

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Pro Bono Honor Roll, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts 2016-2018

Representative Clients & Matters

  • In re Calais Regional Hospital: Kellie represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of a rural critical access hospital.  The team successfully negotiated a Chapter 11 plan with the senior secured lenders that sold the hospital to a strategic partner, which preserved a rural healthcare provider, saved jobs, and maximized the recovery for all creditors.
  • Calais Regional Hospital Litigation Trust: Kellie represented the Litigation Trustee of the Calais Regional Hospital Litigation Trust. In the course of that representation, Kellie litigated many preference actions, resulting in significant value for general unsecured creditors.
  • In re Anichini Inc.: Kellie was counsel to debtors Anichini Inc. and its affiliate in their chapter 11 cases in Vermont.  The company successfully reorganized and restructured millions of dollars of debt.
  • In re Sure Winner Foods: Kellie represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 case of Sure Winner Foods, in which unsecured creditors received a 100% distribution.
  • In re IDL Development: Kellie successfully represented the largest creditor in a contested sale trial in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of IDL Development, Inc.  The team successfully protected the client’s interests in certain intellectual property and preserved claims against the debtor and the purchaser of the debtor’s assets.
  • Subchapter V Representations: Kellie has represented the senior secured creditors in numerous Subchapter V cases.
  • Kellie represented a construction company in breach of contract litigation, resulting in a six-figure settlement for the benefit of the construction company.

Community/Public Service

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine Local Rules Committee, Committee Member

University of Maine Law School,  Moot Court Judge

Memberships

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Co-Chair, New England Network

American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association

Maine State Bar Association

Past Presentations

From July 15, 2022

150 Days in the Life of Subchapter V Reorganization, ABI Northeast Conference

From June 16, 2022

Perspectives on Two Years of the Small Business Reorganization Act for Financially Distressed Businesses & Individuals in Maine, Maine State Bar Association Summer Conference

From July 13, 2021 10:00 am

Great Debates: The Circuit Split Edition, American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference

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