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

Steven R. Rider's practice has been concentrated on complex commercial litigation, agribusiness transactions, and the enforcement of creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Steve has been in private practice since 1977.

Representative Cases

  • Jarnagin v. Busby, Inc., 867 P.2d 63 (Colo.App., Jul 15, 1993) (NO. 91CA2050, 92CA0486, 92CA0487) – lender liability litigation and real property disputes
  • Federal Land Bank of Wichita v. B.A. V, Inc., 809 P.2d 1110 (Colo.App., Mar 14, 1991) (NO. 90CA0173) – foreclosure action
  • La Junta Production Credit Ass'n v, Schroder, 800 P.2d 1360, 14 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 571 (Colo.App., Oct 11, 1990) (NO. 89CA1799) – foreclosure and agister lien litigation
  • Federal Land Bank of Wichita v. Colorado Nat. Bank of Denver, 786 P.2d 514 (Colo.App., Dec 28, 1989) (NO. 89CA0038) – foreclosure and effect of a deed in lieu of foreclosure
  • Federal Land Bank of Wichita v. Jost, 761 P.2d 270 (Colo.App., Aug 04, 1988) (NO. 86CA0510) – foreclosure and lender liability issues
  • Federal Land Bank of Wichita v. Needham, 759 P.2d 799 (Colo.App., Mar 24, 1988) (NO. 87CA0523) – foreclosure and lender liability issues
  • Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Farm Credit Bank of Wichita, 226 F.3d 1138, 147 Oil & Gas Rep. 226,31 Envtl. L. Rep. 20,093, 2000 CJ C.A.R. 5250 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Sep 13, 2000) (NO. 99-1147, 99-1183, 99-1148, 99-1154) – oil and gas royalty litigation
  • In re Raymond, 987 F.2d 675, Bankr. L. Rep. P 75,179 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Mar 03, 1993) (NO. 92-1181) – dischargeability and exemption litigation in bankruptcy
  • Valley Nat. Bank v. Abdnor, 918 F.2d 128 (10th Cir.(Colo.), Nov 06, 1990) (NO. 89¬1078) – small business administration loan guarantee litigation
  • Steffens v. Steffens, 955 F.Supp. 101 (D.Colo., Jan 27, 1997) (NO. CIV.A. 96-WM-317) – foreclosure
  • In re Palombo, 144 B.R. 516, 23 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 613 (Bankr.D.Colo., Aug 31, 1992) (NO. 91-12527-SBB) - representation in agricultural bankruptcy
  • In re Anderson, 137 B.R. 819, 22 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 1020, 17 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 903 (Bankr.D.Colo., Feb 24, 1992) (NO. 91-23592 RJB, 91-23593 RJB) – agricultural bankruptcy
  • In re Raymond, 132 B.R. 53 (Bankr.D.Colo., Sep 17, 1991) (NO. 90-18030 RJB) – dischargeability and exemption litigation
  • In re Olsen, 87 B.R. 148 (Bankr.D.Colo., May 24, 1988) (NO. 87-B-14354-M) – agricultural bankruptcy, cash collateral and confirmation issues
  • In re Flying E Ranch Co., 81 B.R. 633 (Bankr.D.Colo., Jan 11, 1988) (NO. 86 B 8904 E) – agricultural bankruptcy and debtor counsel conflict issues
  • In re Clark, 82 B.R. 131, 5 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1187 (Bankr.D.Colo., Dec 18, 1987) (NO. 87 B 05 180 J) – agricultural bankruptcy dealing with government program
  • In re Ratliff, 79 B.R. 930, 5 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 788 (Bankr.D.Colo., Nov 18, 1987) (NO. 87 B 6598 E) – agricultural bankruptcy dealing with government program payments
  • In re Newman, 1987 WL 45032 (Bankr.D.Colo., Sep 03, 1987) (NO. 87 B 3567 E) – chapter 12 bankruptcy confirmation issues
  • In re Beyer, 72 B.R. 525, 16 Collier Bankr.Cas.2d 830, 15 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 1055 (Bankr.D.Colo., Apr 21, 1987) (NO. 86 B 11414 C) – chapter 12 debtor-in-possession and confirmation issues
  • In re Watkins, 63 B.R. 46 (Bankr.D.Colo., Jun 09, 1986) (NO. 86 B 2585 G) – bankruptcy turnover issue
  • In re Zahniser, 58 B.R. 530,14 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 171 (Bankr.D.Colo., Mar 17, 1986) (NO. 85 B 06947 G) – bankruptcy dismissal issues
  • In re Brunel, 54 B.R. 462, Bankr. L. Rep. P 70, 826 (Bankr.D.Colo., Oct 28, 1985) (NO. 85 B 00195 M) – bankruptcy relief from stay issues
  • In re Terry, 9 B.R. 314 (Bankr.D.Colo., Feb 25, 1981) (NO. 80 B 05375 K) – dischargeability issues
  • Premier Farm Credit, PCA v. W-Cattle, LLC, 155 P.3d 504 (Colo. App., Oct 05, 2006) (NO. 06CA0444) – agricultural litigation resulting in civil judgment in excess of $14,000,000 and criminal conviction of debtor
  • In re Geneva Steel LLC, Case No. 02-21455, (B.R. Utah) – represented chapter 11 trustee in the prosecution of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, fraudulent transfer and equitable subordination claims with several adversary proceedings against former insiders of the company that resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries to the unsecured creditors of the estate
  • In re Colorado Greenhouse – represent secured creditor in agricultural receivership and bankruptcy
  • In re Convergent Communications – represent trustee in telecommunications bankruptcy and director and officer litigation
  • In re Commercial Capital, Inc. - represent trustee in Chapter 11 bankruptcy for recovery against insiders and insurance litigation
  • New Frontier Bank – represented lender and then FDIC in lender liability litigation & bankruptcy matters
  • Superior Credit Union v. NCUA – represented NCUA in lender liability litigation
  • Deferal Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Fischer, 292 P.3d 934, 2013 WL 226914 (Colo. 2013) – represented lender in lender liability litigation involving the Colorado Credit Agreement Statute of Frauds
  • Great Plains Nat. Bank v. Mount, 280 P.3d 670, 2012 COA 66 (Colo. App. 2012) – represented lender in lien priority dispute
  • Mercury Companies v Fidelity National Finance, 2014 WL 1316163, fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Armed Forces Bank v. Hicks, 2014 COA 74 (2014), – represented lender in guarantee and wrongful foreclosure litigation and fraudulent transfer litigation
     

Publications and Presentations

  • Collection Practices under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, 2015
  • Affordable Care Act and Small Business, Colorado Bar Association Annual Meeting 2014
  • Affordable Care Act and Valuation Issues, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado 2014
  • Chapter 11 Trustees, American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado 2012
  • Introduction to Bankruptcy for Bankers, Independent Bankers of Colorado, 2005
  • Breakthrough Mortgage Foreclosure Techniques, Independent Bankers of Colorado, 2004
  • Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy, Continuing Legal Education, Colorado Bar Association, 2001
  • Collection of Accounts Receivable in Colorado, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Creditor's Rights in Bankruptcy, Independent Bankers of Colorado Summer Legal Seminar, 2000
  • Valuation in Bankruptcy, Continuing Legal Education, Colorado Bar Association, 2000
  • Y2K: Protecting your Practice, Colorado Realtors Annual Convention, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1999
  • Perfection of Security Interests Under Article 9 of the UCC, Farm Credit Banks of Wichita, Advanced Legal Seminars, 1998 and 1999
  • A Secured Creditor's Manual for Agricultural and Commercial Lenders in Colorado, presentation to Farm Credit Services Annual Legal Seminar, Sterling, Colorado, 1997
  • A Practical Creditor's Bankruptcy Guide, National Association of Credit Management Annual Bankruptcy Session, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 1997
  • Business Entities for Creditors in Colorado, American Institute of Banking, Denver, Colorado, 1997
  • Business Law for Credit Officers, National Association of Credit Management, Denver, Colorado, 1997
  • Colorado Agricultural Real Estate Contracts, Northern Colorado Realtors Annual Law Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 1996
  • Colorado Commercial Real Estate Contracts, Northern Colorado Realtors Annual Law Symposium, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1995
  • Environmental Aspects of Commercial and Agricultural Lending, Farm Credit Banks Annual Legal Seminar, 1994
  • Preserving Your Wealth, series of estate planning and financial planning seminars presented in conjunction with a local community bank, Denver, Colorado, 1993 and 1994
  • Borrower's Rights under the Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 1990
  • Agricultural Financing, Western Agricultural Roundup Panel Discussion, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 1989
  • The Agricultural Credit Act of 1987, Farm Credit Banks of Wichita, Wichita, Kansas and Denver, Colorado, 1988
  • Foreclosures and Loan Workouts under House Bill 1284, Farm Credit Banks of Wichita, 1988
  • Chapter 12 Bankruptcies, Farm Credit Banks of Wichita Annual Legal Seminar, 1987

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Denver and Colorado Bar Associations

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified Business Bankruptcy Specialist and Creditor’s Rights Specialist, American Board of Certification
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Related Employment

  • Rider Edwards McAnallen & Taylor, PC (Shareholder 1977-2001) - Aurora, CO

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