Drew develops and implements innovative solutions for creditors’ committees, secured creditors, equipment finance companies, and financial institutions aimed at protecting clients’ contractual and statutory rights in bankruptcy proceedings and civil litigation across the country.

Overview

Drew has served as counsel to creditors’ committees in multiple mass-tort bankruptcy proceedings across the country. As a zealous advocate for survivors, Drew has uncovered unreported estate assets, analyzed complex strategies to liquidate real property and other fixed assets, and negotiated complex plan provisions, such as third-party releases and survivor-trust protocols.

Among his recent successes as an advocate for creditors, Drew assisted a financial institution with navigating a secured creditor dispute as part of a complex agricultural liquidation in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware; defended clients against preference claims; negotiated adequate protection stipulations and conditions of use of cash collateral; obtained relief from automatic stay; and recovered collateral through replevin actions.

Drew’s work is not limited to creditor representation. He has shepherded corporate clients in work outs with secured and unsecured creditors and through court-supervised wind-downs, liquidations, and restructuring proceedings. Drew has also represented receivers, bankruptcy trustees, assignees, and similar fiduciaries in wind-downs, asset sales, claim objections, and adversary litigation.

Drew has also developed a pro bono practice which focuses on advising residential tenants on their rights and remedies in eviction and other housing related litigation. Drew currently chairs the firm's LGBTQ Employee Resource Group where he assists the firm in recruiting and retaining LGBTQ attorneys and staff.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Bankruptcy Strategies and Pitfalls for Secured Lenders and Equipment Lessors," Iowa Association of Corporate Counsel's 6th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum, 2018

Publications

"A Solution to Hoffman's Choice for Unauthorized Workers: Creating New Incentives to Report Unlawful Workplace Discrimination," 34 Law & Ineq. Online 569, 2016

Recognitions

Recognitions

University of Minnesota, President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

Class of 2016 Most Outstanding Contribution Award

ALI-CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award: For Character and Service

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2016

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016

  • Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Editor-in-Chief

Stetson University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2009

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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