Practice Areas


We help debtors, creditors, trustees, and committees in small and large chapter 11 cases across industries. Recent cases include:

Debtor representation
Y&K Sun, Inc. (16-14761) (real estate based debtor)
Escalera resources, Inc. (15-22395) (public company oil and gas debtor)
Biax Corporation (13-25825) (high tech company debtor)
Central Concrete, Inc. (12-17031) (construction industry debtor)
Rancher Energy Corp. (09-32943) (public company oil & gas debtor)
Rocky Mountain Instrument Company (09-22368) (high tech industrial debtor)

Committee Representation:
West Range Reclamation, LLC (15-13676) (logging operation)
Go Solar, Inc. (15-17912) (solar installer)
Premier Paving, Inc. (12-16445) (construction industry)
Office Source, Inc. (09-34901) (retail office equipment)
Collins Cashway, Lumber, Inc. (07-21866) (retail hardware)
Ad Hoc Committee of Credit Unions Centrix Financial, LLC (06-16403) (sub-prime auto loans)

Creditor Representation:
San Francisco International Airport (Outside bankruptcy counsel in all airline bankruptcy cases);
Arcadis U.S., Inc. (Creditor of Lyondell Chemical Company – 09-10023);
Armstrong World Industries (Creditor of Professional Trade Supply of Colorado – 08-25078 Bankr.D.CO); FirstCity Crestone (Troubled company acquisitions); World of Tile (Workout).

Debtor-in-Possession Lender Representation:
EFO Financial Group, LLC, D.I.P. lender in Clearwater Development, Inc., (Debtor Case No. 11-18725 Bankr.D.CO)

Trustee Representation
Don Iley (15-23985) (accounting based fraud)
Ute Lake Ranch, Inc. (16-17054) (development/ranch land)
Tracy Broadcasting (09-27059) (radio station operator)


When the going gets tough, businesses and business owners come to us for difficult or complex financial disputes in and out of bankruptcy. Representative cases include:

Biax Corp. v. Nvidia Corp., 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 3082 (Fed. Cir. Feb. 24, 2015) (overturning fee award under § 285 of the patent act).
Digital Advertising Displays, Inc. v. Sherwood Partners, LLC, 2013 WL 179271 (D. Colo. Jan. 17, 2013) (obtaining dismissal of case arising out of assignment the benefit of creditors)
Valley Bank & Trust Co. v. Spectrum Scan, LLC, 696 F.3d 1051 (10th Cir. 2012) (challenging lender’s security interest)

Transactions and Business Law:

We protect the interests of business clients in a variety of settings, such as the purchase and sale of real and personal property and equity; all forms of financial transactions, whether as borrow or lender; commercial leasing, including the documentation and negotiation of commercial real estate leases and equipment leases; entity choice and formation; employee issues, such as the preparation of employment agreements and employee termination agreements; and a wide variety of other business contracts. We provide advice, prepare documentation and negotiate deal points.

Christian Onsager also serves as an expert witness on commercial and bankruptcy matter.