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Michael D. Fielding

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Nebraska - NE 1 year
    Kansas - KS 21 years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State NE
    Acquired 2022
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Michael D. Fielding is a Kansas City bankruptcy and commercial litigation attorney who defends creditors and enforces their rights.  He represents secured lenders, unsecured creditors, distressed asset purchasers, committees, trustees, and Chapter 11 debtors in complex corporate reorganizations.  He has tried several cases and done multiple foreclosures.  He has represented the receivers of insolvent insurance carriers on novel matters. He has significant experience managing numerous interrelated cases for a single client.

 

Michael has prosecuted and defended hundreds of contested preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance actions including the successful resolution of several cases with claims in excess of a million dollars.  As part of his extensive work on these avoidance actions, he has developed a sophisticated computer program which enables him to quickly analyze a client’s data and identify optimal defensive positions to take.  By combining technology with his vast experience in this area of the law, Michael has obtained tremendous results for his clients while simultaneously minimizing their litigation expenses. 

 

Michael is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.*  He has spoken at national, regional and local conferences on various bankruptcy and other litigation oriented topics. He has published several articles nationally and internationally in various well-respected bankruptcy and trade publications.

 

Michael is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Kansas and Missouri.

 

The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Past results afford no guarantee of future results.  Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.

 

*The American Board of Certification’s Business Bankruptcy certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or special designations.

Location

Husch Blackwell LLP
4801 Main St Ste 1000
Kansas City, MO, 64112-2551
Husch Blackwell LLP
4801 Main St Ste 1000
Kansas City, MO, 64112-2551
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Posted by Michael | March 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A+ Bankruptcy attorney
As General Counsel for Newport Television I knew we needed an excellent bankruptcy counsel as we navigated the pool of various clients who filed bankruptcy while owing us money. Mike and his team at Husch Blackwell did a tremendous job and they were especially great about explaining complex bankruptcy issues in an easy to understand manner. I would recommend Mike's services to anyone who asked.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent on Creditor's Rights
I was general counsel of a large bulk mineral products company. With a large customer base, there were always changes in their financial situations, including bankruptcies. Michael proved to be very innovative in maximizing our recoveries, even after a customer had defaulted and filed for bankruptcy. Because of his results, he became my go-to attorney for creditor's rights in any U.S. bankruptcy proceeding. I recommend Michael highly for bankruptcy issues and especially for creditor representation in bankruptcies.
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Posted by Maegan | March 3, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
A Savvy, Helpful Attorney Who Has Heart!
Michael Fielding has assisted me with some difficult legal questions on several occasions on a pro bono basis. He has ALWAYS given me his complete and thorough legal expertise without skimming or hurrying over any aspect of analysis and potential risk. He returns calls and emails promptly and treats me not only with great courtesy but also with compassion. It is evident he has a clear understanding of the issues. What surprised me was his foresight into potential areas of further legal complications that I hadn’t envisioned, and the thoughtful and kind way he explained and counseled me in ways to handle my unique position that was bound with others in a tough situation. With his legal guidance, I was able to resolve the looming legal hazards. He is a man of highest integrity and honesty. Although he has been honored by peers and received other accolades, his most outstanding characteristics, for me, are his brilliant mind coupled with his heart. That is a rare combination in an attorney. I can unequivocally recommend him to you.
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Posted by Josh | March 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honesty, Legal Expertise, Business Acumen, and Highly Responsive
Michael is a genuinely honest and just man with high integrity. I have used Michael’s legal services since 2007 on a variety of contractual and bankruptcy related issues. Based upon his advice and expertise, I consider him to have an excellent legal mind that understands the nuances of dealing with complex business decisions. Michael has been able to clearly outline potential pitfalls which were not readily apparent and his guidance has provided me with a sound platform to structure multiple financial affairs. He has been highly responsive to my needs as challenging and urgent issues have come up with minimal warning.
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Posted by Christopher | February 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Diligence and Expertise
I retained Michael Fielding to assist me in my capacity as the Chapter Seven Bankruptcy Trustee of the Brooke Corporation and related companies. The task was significant and complex. Michael had the expertise for the assignment and has been diligent in his representation. He was also effective and efficient in his representation.
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Posted by Jayme | February 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, dedicated, insightful, and invested - My attorney, Michael Fielding
As the finance/collection manager for a small, privately owned manufacturing company, I had difficulty finding an attorney that was an advocate for the creditor - Eight years ago, this all changed for me when I became acquainted with Michael Fielding. We spent nearly an hour on the phone, which led to a two hour meeting at his offices the same week. At that meeting, he was engaged, and really listened – I remember that day… and how I felt a lot less “alone”, and so relieved that I now had a partner. Reviewing the issues I brought to the table, he was able to discern weaknesses in my processes, and offered safeguards that have been in place, and protected the assets of my organization ever since. (that was eight (8) years ago!) Mike is always available, no matter how small the issue may be. If it has me concerned, or worried, it becomes his concern. He responds immediately to phone calls, and emails, which, not only gives me incredible peace of mind, but, it allows me to keep moving, and get my job done, instead of getting hung up on something, and unable to proceed because I’m waiting for my attorney to call back. That just never happens. Never. Mike knows what I do is important to me, and to my organization, therefore, it’s important to. In the last several years that Mike has been my attorney, not only has he provided us with superior representation, but he's also taught me so much! I operate with more confidence, and I'm able to assess things so much more effectively. Another aspect of having Mike in my corner, is this incredible network of people that he can call on if there's a situation that requires something/someone more to attain the best results for me. No effort is spared. Currently, I’m working with one of Mike’s colleagues (due to the venue) and that too, has been such positive and productive experience; and Mike has followed up /checked in with me all along the way. Overall, Michael Fielding is brilliant legal mind. He’s personable, dedicated, insightful, and invested in what’s important to me, as his client. My concern is his concern – For as long as I’m in this business, my business will remain with Michael Fielding. I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • 2001 - Present
  • Extern
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Summer Associate
  • Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Extern
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Stirba & Hathaway
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Duval Hansen Witt & Morley, P.C.
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Summer Clerk
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Extern
  • Utah Fourth District Court
  • 1999 - 1999
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Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Brigham Young University
  • B.A.,
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Redmond v. SpiritBank, 541 B.R. 492 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2015)
  • Obtained judgment voiding a $2 million transfer as a constructively fraudulent conveyance
  • Redmond v. NCMIC Finance Corp. (In re Brooke Corp.), 485 B.R. 650 (Bankr.D.Kan. 2013)
  • Obtained a court ruling granting a motion to dismiss more than $12 million in counterclaims.
  • In re Patterson, 2013 WL 3376780 (Bankr. N.D. Ala. 2013)
  • Obtained summary judgment denying discharge of $807,500 debt
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Associations

  • American Board of Certification
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Education Director, Labor & Employment Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • UMKC Law & Religions Symposium Steering Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member, Religious Freedom Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Eagle Scout Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 11-year Old Scoutmaster
  • 2012 - Present
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Newsletter Editor, Labor & Employment Committee
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Unit Commissioner
  • 2013 - 2013
  • City of Independence, Missouri
  • Personnel Board
  • 2011 - 2012
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Kansas City Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • American Board of Certification
  • Business Bankruptcy Specialist
  • 2008
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Publications

  • The RMA Journal
  • Aggressively Protect Your Collateral When Borrowers Attempt Asset Transfers
  • 2014
  • ABI LABOR & EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
  • An Unordinary “Defense” to Preference Claims Against Employee Benefit Providers
  • 2014
  • The RMA Journal
  • How to Minimize the Risk of Bankruptcy Avoidance Actions
  • 2014
  • THINKING BIGGER BUSINESS
  • How to Defuse Your Customer’s Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • CREDIT-TO-CASH ADVISOR
  • Obtaining Foreign Judgments for Commercial Debts that are Enforceable in the U.S.
  • 2008
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • Practical Pointers for Your Practice: Bankruptcy, ESI and the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • 2008
  • AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTE LAW REVIEW
  • Elevating Business Above the Constitution: Arbitration and Bankruptcy Proofs of Claim
  • 2008
  • MANAGING CREDIT, RECEIVABLES & COLLECTIONS
  • How to Structure a Multiparty Transaction to Minimize Risk
  • 2008
  • BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES POLICY REPORT
  • Navigating the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Commercial Arbitration
  • 2008
  • NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL
  • In Praise of Humility
  • 2007
  • ABI ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
  • Six Arguments for Avoiding Arbitration in Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • ABI INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
  • Protecting the Attorney/Client Privilege in Transnational Insolvency Proceedings
  • 2007
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • How to Avoid Arbitration in Bankruptcy: Six Arguments in Your Arsenal
  • 2007
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • You Need to Know This: Bankruptcy and Attorney - Client Privilege in the Electronic Age,
  • 2007
  • NORTON BANKRUPTCY LAW ADVISOR
  • Ancillary Proceedings Under New Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • 2006
  • ABI COMMERCIAL FRAUD TASK FORCE COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
  • Domestically Avoiding International Fraudulent Conveyances - - Can It Be Done? The Answer is Far from Certain
  • 2006
  • ABI INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
  • The Attorney-Client Privilege and Chapter 15: How Secure Are Your Communications?
  • 2006
  • INSOL World
  • Ancillary Proceedings in the United States
  • 2005
  • INSOL World
  • Ancillary Proceedings in the United States - Part II
  • 2005
  • NORTON BANKRUPTCY LAW ADVISER
  • Eighth Circuit Review
  • 2005
  • BANKRUPTCY DEVELOPMENTS JOURNAL
  • Preventing Voluntary and Involuntary Bankruptcy Petitions by Limited Liability Companies
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar
  • Discovery Evidence & Strategies in Bankruptcy Litigation
  • 2015
  • Lunch Presentation
  • Avoiding Bankruptcy Whammies for Secured Creditors
  • 2014
  • Corporate Counsel CLE
  • Hardballs in Bankruptcy: Preferential Transfers & Distressed Asset Sales
  • 2014
  • CLE Luncheon
  • Summary of Important Supreme Court Decisions and Federal Legislation Impacting the Free Exercise of Religion
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Creditor Remedies Available in Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Common Landlord Tenant Issues in Bankruptcy
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Identifying Fraudulent Conveyances
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Buying and Selling Bankrupt and Foreclosed-on Properties
  • 2014
  • Webinar
  • Bankruptcy Litigation 101
  • 2013
  • CLE
  • Common Landlord Tenant Issues in Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Webinar
  • Benn & the State of Missouri Exemptions
  • 2012
  • CLE
  • Special Rights in Particular Property and Miscellaneous Creditors’ Rights
  • 2012
  • Univ. of Cent. Missouri’s Inst. for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development & Small Business & Technology Development Center
  • An Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure: Practical Pointers for Credit Managers Before and After Bankruptcy
  • 2011
  • Presentation to Realtors
  • Weathering the Storm: Critical Considerations for Dealing with Financial Distressed Real Estate
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Using Accounting and Financial Records as Evidence
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • The Impact of Bankruptcy on Collections
  • 2011
  • Presentation to Realtors
  • Making the Most of a Down Market: Key Bankruptcy Issues for Realtors
  • 2010
  • Luncheon Presentation
  • On the Brink of Bankruptcy: Advising the Small Business
  • 2010
  • Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurs in Motion Conference
  • Surviving in a Sluggish Economy: Key Bankruptcy Considerations for Small Businesses
  • 2010
  • CLE
  • A Primer on Preferential Transfers and Fraudulent Conveyances
  • 2010
  • Webinar
  • Minimize Your Exposure to Bankruptcy Avoidance Actions
  • 2009
  • 35th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules
  • Remember the Forgotten: Fed. R. Bankr. P. 2019
  • 2009
  • 35th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules
  • A Primer on the Admissibility of ESI in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • 2009
  • 35th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules
  • A Primer on the Admissibility of ESI in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • 2009
  • 14th Biennial Judge Joe Lee Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy, Electronically Stored Information and an Attorney’s Ethical Obligations: Practical Pointers for Your Practice
  • 2009
  • The Computer Forensics Show
  • The Unique Challenges of Bankruptcy & ESI
  • 2008
  • CLE
  • Debt Collection in a Global Environment: Arbitration, Litigation & Insolvency Proceedings
  • 2008
  • 34th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules
  • Bankruptcy, Electronically Stored Information and an Attorney’s Ethical Obligations: Practical Pointers for Your Practice
  • 2008
  • 34th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules
  • Tri-Party Transactions & the Avoidance Powers
  • 2008
  • 1st Annual St. Louis Bankruptcy Conference
  • Bankruptcy, Electronically Stored Information and an Attorney’s Ethical Obligations: Practical Pointers for Your Practice
  • 2008
  • Winter Leadership Conference
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee educational session
  • 2007
  • Missouri Bar Annual Spring Meeting
  • Get Your House in Order in the World of E-Discovery: Controlling the Attorney-Client & Work Product Privileges
  • 2007
  • Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
  • Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege for Electronically Stored Information in Civil Cases under the FRCP and FRE: It’s Not Easy
  • 2007
  • CLE Teleconference
  • Arbitration is not Always Mandatory! Key Arguments to Avoid Arbitration in Bankruptcy
  • 2007
  • CLE Presentation
  • A Primer on International Litigation
  • 2007
  • CLE
  • Awake from the E-Discovery Nightmare!
  • 2007
  • CLE
  • Avoiding Arbitration in Bankruptcy: An Arsenal of Arguments
  • 2007
  • Annual Spring Meeting
  • Understanding Debtor Responsibilities in Consumer and Business Cases: Providing Electronically Stored Information
  • 2007
  • 27th annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bankruptcy, Electronically Stored Information and an Attorney’s Ethical Obligations: Practical Pointers for Your Practice
  • 2007
  • CLE
  • The Prudent Creditor: Protecting Your Right to Get Paid During a Bankruptcy in Kansas
  • 2006
  • CLE
  • A Solid Foundation: Five Cornerstones of International Litigation
  • 2006
  • CLE
  • Ethical Considerations for Creditors’ Attorneys in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • 2006
  • CLE
  • Avoiding the Avoiding Powers: Defenses To Preferential Transfers
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Recent Developments In Professional Responsibility Issues
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy: A Summary of Recent & Noteworthy Cases
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Recent Chapter 11 Bankruptcy decisions in the District of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri
  • 2004
  • CLE
  • Defenses to preferential and fraudulent conveyances
  • 2004
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the best and toughest lawyers I have dealt with in my 40 + years of experience. I recommend him for all bankruptcy and business matters in the Kansas City area."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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Kansas City Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Michael D. Fielding
Michael D. Fielding
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 22 years