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Ms. Baird advises clients who are involved in creditor/debtor disputes, and often participates in bankruptcy proceedings, foreclosure proceedings, receivership proceedings and other collection matters. Ms.Baird primarily works with creditors, however, she advises both individual and institutional creditors and also represents receivers. In the area of litigation, Ms. Baird assists clients in various types of civil litigation depending on the needs of the particular client. Ms. Baird's litigation experience ranges from small litigation matters to class action litigation and includes topics such as overdraft litigation, lender liability claims, FDCPA litigation and shareholder disputes. Ms. Baird has assisted a wide array of clients in such litigation, including individuals, institutional clients, and nationally known corporations. In addition to work in Creditors' Rights and Litigation, Ms. Baird also has experience in transactions involving commercial law and experience in rendering non-consolidation opinions and true sale opinions for lending transactions. Ms. Baird has also testified before the Indiana legislature with regards to legislation which affects financial institutions and collaborated in the drafting of such legislation.

Ms. Baird has a vast array of employment experience which helps her understand the needs of her clients. Ms. Baird's experience ranges from working for a small family owned business to working for large national corporations. Ms. Baird's experience as a law clerk in the civil court arena also helps her assist clients. Also, Ms. Baird gained significant experience while working as a Summer Associate with Krieg DeVault in the Summer of 2008.

Representative Experience

  • Represented financial institution in class action overdraft litigation in the matter entitled Old National Bank v. Steven Kelly, et al., 31 N.E.3d 522 (Ind. Ct. App. 2014)
  • Represented several landlords in In re Marsh Supermarket Holdings, LLC, Case No.  17-11066 (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
  • Represented several landlords in In re ITT Educational Services, Inc., Case No. 16-07207 (Bankr. S.D. Ind.)
  • Represented several landlords in In re hhGregg, Inc., et. al., Case No. 17-01302 (Bankr. S.D. Ind.).
  • Represented secured creditor foreclosure dispute in LaPlace Indiana, LLC, et. al. v. Lakeland West Capital XXIV, LLC, Cause No. 49A02-1612-MF-02902 (Ind. Ct. App. 2018).
  • Represented CCRC facility in Indiana Family and Social Services Administration v. Trilogy Health Services, LLC, Cause No. 49A05-1207-PL-358 (Ind. Ct. App. 2013)
  • Represented largest unsecured creditor in In re Ellis, Case No. 10–16998–AJM–7A (Bankr. S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.), reported at 2011 WL 5147551 (October 27, 2011)
  • Assisted in the representation of various regional banking institutions, corporations, and individuals in order to help resolve creditor/debtor disputes in state court as well as bankruptcy court;
  • Assisted in the representation of regional banking institutions in litigation brought against such institutions (including class action litigation);
  • Assisted in the representation of clients in commercial transactions governed by the Indiana Uniform Commercial Code;
  • Assisted in the representation of a national corporation in CERCLA litigation; and
  • Assisted in the representation of a PRP Group as the Trustee at a CERCLA site.

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (President of Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Central States Bankruptcy Workshop Board Member)
  • Shelbyville Central Education Foundation (Board Member)
  • Sagamore Inn of Court (Former Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana Association for Corporate Renewal (Member)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2016-2019
  • Order of the Barristers, Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter, Association of Corporate Council Trivia Challenge, 2018 & 2019
  • "Selecting and Advocating Expert Witnesses," 25th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, 2018
  • "The Intersection of the FDCPA and the Bankruptcy Code," and "Bankruptcy and Marijuana," Indianapolis Bar Association's Neil Shook Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Roundtable, 2018
  • "Significant Decisions in Recent Ponzi Scheme Cases," Leonard H. Opperman Chapter 11 Roundtable, 2014
  • "Applicability of the Absolute Priority Rule to Individual Chapter 11 Debtors," Leonard H. Opperman Chapter 11 Roundtable, 2012

Publications

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009
  • B.S. in Accounting and Finance, High Distinction, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2006
    • Kelley School of Business

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Indiana (2009)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana (2009)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (2009)

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