Jennifer Salisbury

Jennifer Salisbury, a partner with the firm, concentrates her practice in commercial litigation and the enforcement of creditors’ rights in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. Jennifer has represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, official committees, and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy, including relief from stay proceedings, cash collateral disputes, plan negotiations, and avoidance actions. Jennifer represents lenders in all aspects of state collection proceedings, including receiverships, foreclosures and replevins. Jennifer also litigates a full spectrum of commercial and business disputes, including those arising from partnership agreements, inter-creditor agreements, shareholder agreements, landlord/tenant leases, loan agreements, equipment leases, insurance agreements and deeds of trust.

Representative Transactions/Representative Cases

  • In re Powell Valley Health Care – represented Chapter 11 debtor-in-possession in successful negotiations of non-profit hospital
  • In re New Dawn Assisted Living Op. Co., et al. – represented secured creditor in successful reorganization and liquidation of fifteen associated chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • In re Ravenna Metropolitan District – successfully represented bondholders challenging eligibility of municipality to file a chapter 9 bankruptcy petition
  • Mercury v. FNF Security Acquisition Co., et at., – as lead trial counsel in three-week bench trial, obtained judgment for client in defense of multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer action seeking to set aside subsidiary stock sale
  • Soaring Eagles Orchard, Inc. v. Kirkpartrick Bank and Academy Bank, NA. – obtained summary judgment on lender liability claims asserted in state court and successfully defended the judgment on appeal
  • In re Geneva Steel, LLC – 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 VCSP, Inc. – represented secured creditor in successful defense of debtor’s motion to designate creditor’s vote for plan of reorganization as well as defense of several adversary proceedings
  • In re Potter – represented funeral home sued by chapter 7 trustee to avoid payment of debtor’s funeral expenses and obtained favorable judgment after trial that the trustee take nothing
  • In re Centrix Financial LLC – represented creditor in successful motion to transfer venue of bankruptcy case from Nevada to Colorado
  • In re Sterling Pulp Chemicals US, Inc. – represented indenture trustee of $295 million secured bond issuance in connection with contesting DIP financing that primed lien securing bonds, including appeal of priming order to district court and Fifth Circuit
  • In re Moss – represented unsecured creditor in successful prosecution of involuntary bankruptcy petition and non-dischargeability action against debtor
  • Represented participant lender in obtaining dismissal of all tort and contract claims asserted by borrower in state court in Mesa and El Paso Counties
  • Represented secured lender in state court in Jefferson County in successful resolution of replevin and breach of contract case with respect to equipment
  • Represented national bank as secured lender in sale of debtor’s business worth millions of dollars
  • Represented national bank in trial in federal court in which jury assessed no liability against bank for alleged violations of plaintiff’s civil rights
  • Represented chapter 7 trustee in Texas state court jury trial to recover multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer
  • Acted as in-house counsel to telecommunications company. Representation involved all aspects of the company’s business, including all contract negotiations and various corporate governance matters
  • Recent Presentations and Publications

    When Dirt Goes to Bankruptcy Court, Colorado Real Estate Practice, 2017 Ed. 9-1 (Deanne Stodder ed., CLE in Colorado, Inc. 2018 Supp.)

  • Getting Thrown in the Ring with the Trustee – How to Properly Defend Your Client Against the Trustee’s Avoidance Powers Under the Bankruptcy Code. Wyoming State Bar, Bankruptcy Law Section, Live Webinar, March 2018
  • Round Table Discussions on the Supreme Court, American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Conference, January 2017
  • Buying Assets Out of Bankruptcy with a Focus and Oil and Gas, Business Law Institute, Business Section Colorado Bar Association, September 2016
  • Promoting Excellence in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Field, Mountain/Desert Network of IWIRC Conference, Moderator, January 2016
  • Individual Chapter 11 Cases: Questions and More Questions, Wyoming Bar Association, April 2014
  • Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy Cases, Mountain/Desert Network of IWIRC Conference, January 2013

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Founding member and Chair, Mountain/Desert Network, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
  • Director, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructing Confederation
  • Chair Finance Committee, CREW Denver
  • Member, Economic Development Council, Downtown Denver Partnership
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections, Texas Bar and COlorado Associations
  • Served as a lecturer on litigation and bankruptcy issues to various professional organizations
  • Member, Hands and Voices, Colorado chapter
  • Member, Association of Rice Alumni

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers Colorado – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization, 2017 and 2018
  • “Rising Star,” Texas Monthly magazine

Related Employment

  • Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP (Associate)
Jennifer Salisbury

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  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1998
    (Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar; Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Environmental Law)
  • Rice University, B.A., 1992
    (English and Political Science)


  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Texas