Lars H. Fuller

Counsel

Denver
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Overview

Lars Fuller is a commercial attorney with particular experience in bankruptcy and distressed circumstances. He focuses his practice on transactions, restructurings and litigation related to troubled company situations. Lars draws from a depth of knowledge to design unique solutions to complicated problems, ensuring long-term success for his clients.

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  • Represents Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as counsel.
  • Represented privately held entity with excess of $30 million in debt resolution and windup outside of bankruptcy. 
  • Represented oil and gas developer in recovery of more than $1 million from executory contract in chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Northern District of Texas. 
  • Represented landlord in recovery of post-petition rents in chapter 11 bankruptcy of national retailer penning in Delaware. 
  • Represented international preference defendant in bankruptcy litigation defending claim in excess of $900,000. 
  • Representing committee of unsecured creditors holding claims in excess of $30 million in bankruptcy of title insurance agent and subsidiaries. 
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Experience

  • Represents Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the SIPA liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler's role as counsel.
  • Represented privately held entity with excess of $30 million in debt resolution and windup outside of bankruptcy. 
  • Represented oil and gas developer in recovery of more than $1 million from executory contract in chapter 11 bankruptcy pending in the Northern District of Texas. 
  • Represented landlord in recovery of post-petition rents in chapter 11 bankruptcy of national retailer penning in Delaware. 
  • Represented international preference defendant in bankruptcy litigation defending claim in excess of $900,000. 
  • Representing committee of unsecured creditors holding claims in excess of $30 million in bankruptcy of title insurance agent and subsidiaries. 
  • Represented oil and gas supplier as creditor in chapter 11 bankruptcies involving secured and unsecured claims. 
  • Represented minerals producer in startup, development and litigation. 
  • Represented chair of unsecured creditors committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy of debtor with debts in excess of $20 million. 
  • Represented secured creditor holding $8 million claim in condominium complex owned by chapter 11 debtor. Evaluated and advised creditor on cash collateral issues, relief from stay, disclosure statement and plan issues.
  • Represented bank holding $16 million claim secured by real estate and cattle held by individual and entities and located in multiple states.
  • Coordinated Article 9 foreclosure and advisement of bank following involuntary bankruptcy filed against debtor.
  • Represented commercial debtor with debts in excess of $3 million, in windup outside of bankruptcy. 
  • Represented aircraft lessor holding claims in excess of $10 million in chapter 11 bankruptcies. 
  • Represented reorganization of chapter 11 commercial debtor with more than $3 million in gross annual revenues. Drafted statement of financial affairs, schedules, monthly operating reports, disclosure statement and plan. 
  • Represented bank holding claim in excess of $400,000 secured by cattle and personalty. Evaluated Article 9 rights and remedies, title issues, and estate claims, and negotiated resolution with chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee. 
  • Represented commercial landlord of 185,000-square-foot building and $9 million future rent claim with tenant in chapter 11, advising client of bankruptcy rights and remedies. 
  • Represented bankruptcy trustee of estate with claims in excess of $30 million and assets valued between $5 million and $10 million, in avoidance suits. 
  • Represented international company in sale of assets, liquidation litigation and windup. 
  • Represented borrower in refinancing of $3 million plus debt for apartment complex. 
  • Represented secured lender with claim in excess of $300,000 in chapter 11 bankruptcy, evaluating disputed lien priority issues, cash collateral issues and default remedies. 

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI Volo Project Editor)
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates

Prior Positions

  • Jessop & Company, P.C.: Associate
  • Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP: Associate
  • Connolly, Halloran & Lofstedt, P.C.: Associate
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Patricia Clark, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable A. Bruce Campbell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • Colorado, 1995

Education

  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 1995
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, University of Southern California, 1990

Blog

In The Blogs

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Financial Services Blog
Supreme Court Overturns "Wholly Groundless" Exception to Contractual Delegations of Arbitrability Decisions to Arbitrators
By Lars H. Fuller, Patrick T. Lewis, Gregory V. Mersol
January 11, 2019
On Jan. 8, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision regarding an important procedural issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA). In Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc., No. 17-1272, it held that under the...
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Financial Services Blog
Unique challenges for commercial landlords posed by large-scale retailer bankruptcies
By Lars H. Fuller
July 2, 2018
(Excerpted from “Retail Bankruptcies – Protections for Landlords,” Practical Law Journal, May 2018, by Lars Fuller) Due to increasing competition from online sellers, recent years have seen a dramatic uptick in Chapter 11 bankruptcy...
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