Denver: (303) 830-0800
Park City: (435) 214-3806
Cheyenne: (307) 778-8178

Matthew Faga concentrates his practice in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency law, with a focus on the counseling and representation of secured creditors, corporate debtors, and trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings, as well as non-bankruptcy receiverships, workouts and restructurings. Matt has a wide range of experience representing Chapter 11 debtors in possession from simple liquidations to complex reorganizations. He has remained actively engaged in the bankruptcy community for well over a decade in various roles, and currently the co-chair for the Bankruptcy Subsection of the Colorado Bar Association.

Representative Transactions/Representative Cases

  • Represented various Colorado entities (for profit and non-profit) in successful wind downs and dissolutions.
  • Represented asset and entity receiver and custodian for two entities in connection with transition from state court receivership to chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
  • Represented asset receiver in ponzi scheme asset recovery action, and defended victims of ponzi scheme in claw back action.
  • Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc. – represented Chapter 11 debtor, the country’s largest concrete pumping company.  Successfully obtained confirmation of plan of reorganization that restructured $240,000,000 of debt and allowed the company to emerge from bankruptcy and exceed its plan projections.
  • Colorado Sports Group, LLC - represented Chapter 11 debtor engaged in the operation of an indoor ice rink in Monument, Colorado.  The confirmed plan of reorganization restructured over $2,000,000 of secured and tax debt.
  • Let’s Go Aero, Inc. - represented Chapter 11 debtor in proceedings, defended intellectual property license agreement dispute and resolved dispute through mediation.
  • Represented Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters, including nondischargeability proceedings, fraudulent transfer and preference actions, and objections to claims, and objections to claimed exemptions.
  • Represented individual in county assessor real property valuation dispute, and successfully defended property valuation before the Board of Assessment Appeals.

Publications and Presentations

Presenter, Consumer Bankruptcy Update 2016, Colorado Bar Association, December 2016

Presenter, 2016 Court Orientation - Making a Positive Court Connection, Denver Bar Association, November 2016

Moderator/Presenter, The Life and Death of an LLC, Business Law Institute, September 2016

Presenter, Maximizing Technology in the Courtroom and the Law Office, American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, January 2016

Monthly Presenter, Bankruptcy Court Courtroom Technology Training, Colorado Bar Association, January 2015 through April 2016

Presenter, Bankruptcy Case Law Update, Colorado Bar Association, March 2012; March 2014; and September 2015

Presenter, 2015 Court Orientation - Making a Positive Court Connection, Denver Bar Association, November 2015

Published Case Comment: Matthew Faga, Non-Obviousness: The Fulcrum of Combination Patent Validity, 85 Denv. U. L. Rev. 485 (2007).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Treasurer, Business Law Section Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Subsection of Business Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Chair, Standing Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • Co-founder and Coach, University of Denver Sturm College of Law oral advocacy team for the annual Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition
  • Academic Programs Chair, Rhone-Brackett American Inn of Court
  • Communications Manager, Technology and Intellectual Property Committee Leadership, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Denver Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates, pro bono representation

Awards and Recognition

  • Earned the rank of Eagle Scout

Related Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Chief Judge Michael E. Romero, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado – Denver, Colorado
  • Sender & Wasserman, P.C. (Attorney) – Denver, Colorado

Denver

1700 Lincoln, Suite 4550
Denver, Colorado 80203
Telephone: (303) 830-0800
Facsimile: (303) 830-0809

Park City

2750 Rasmussen Road, Suite H-104
Park City, UT 84098
Telephone: (435) 214-3806
Facsimile: (435) 214-3811

Wyoming

106 East Lincolnway, Suite 300
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Telephone: (307) 778-8178
Facsimile: (307) 638-1975