Karyn D. Heavenrich Associate

Karyn is an associate in the firm’s Debt Finance practice. Karyn’s practice focuses on the representation of agents and lenders in a diverse range of corporate finance transactions, including asset based lending, large syndications and debtor-in-possession financing.

Karyn also has extensive experience in large commercial restructurings, including the representation of debtors, agents and other investors in a variety of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and insolvency matters.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Karyn clerked for the Honorable Shelley D. Rucker in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. In law school Karyn served as the executive editor of the Georgia State University Law Review and interned with the Honorable Harris Hines at the Supreme Court of Georgia. Karyn is involved in a variety of community and civic activities. She serves on the regional boards for the Anti-Defamation League and Turnaround Management Association NextGen and is an active member of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation. Karyn maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on political asylum matters.

Experience

Representation of secured lender in out-of-court restructure of asset based loan facility.

Representation of debtor-in-possession in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Representation of senior secured lender in syndicated debtor-in-possession financing facility.

  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Named to "Georgia Rising Stars," Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019

Class Member, Glass Leadership Institute, Anti-Defamation League, 2016-2017

Georgia Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student of the Year, 2013

Executive Editor, Georgia State University Law Review

  • Moderator, The Death of LIBOR: Future Economic, Legal, and Practical Effects, 2018
  • Co-Presenter, ICLE Secured Lending Seminar, 2017
  • Georgia State University College of Law, JD, cum laude, Executive Editor, Georgia State University Law Review, 2013
  • Barnard College Columbia University, BA, Political Science, cum laude, 2009

Atlanta Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association

International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation

American Bankruptcy Institute

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Author, 2nd Circuit: Secured Lenders Entitled to Market-Rate Interest in Cram-Down Plan, McGuireWoods Legal Insights, November 13, 2017
  • Contributing Author, "The Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Deskbook: A Guide to IP, the Internet, and Bankruptcy Law", 2016
  • Author, "Guidelines to New Chapter 15 Forms", Insolvency and Restructuring International, 2016
  • Author, "The Enforceability of Unitranche Facilities in International Insolvency Proceedings", Insolvency and Restructuring International, 2016
  • Co-author, "Bankruptcy Litigation: Identifying, Preserving, and Prosecuting Claims of the Estate", Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, 2014
  • Co-author, "Enforcement of Remedies and Judgments - Use of 363 Sales, Foreclosures, and Judicial Attachment", Georgia State Bar Conference on Consumer and Business Bankruptcy, 2014
  • Author, "What’s in a Name?: The Unsettled Treatment of Trademarks in Bankruptcies", Abi. Unsecured Trade Creditors Committee Newsletter, February 2013
  • Author, "Are Fair Employment Practices After Bankruptcy a Human Right", American Bankruptcy Institute J., February 2013
  • Author, "Bar Orders, in Ponzis and Barring Claims Against the Guilty", American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Conference, 2012
  • Author, "The Claims Standoff, in Ponzis and Barring Claims Against the Guilty", American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Conference, 2012
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