Aaron represents clients in restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including out-of-court workouts, distressed transactions, and insolvency-related litigation. He builds deep relationships with clients by offering practical advice on even the most complex restructuring issues.
Aaron has led recent successful engagements on behalf of contract counterparties, secured and unsecured creditors, and various other meaningful stakeholders in high-stakes restructuring matters and disputes. His diverse practice includes representation of clients spanning across the capital structure of a distressed company, as well as receivers, trustees, and committees, in courts across the country. Recent engagements include significant matters in commercial real estate, healthcare, insurance, transportation, and higher education. Aaron serves as national bankruptcy counsel to one of the largest managed care and health insurance companies in the U.S., and he frequently advises payors, lenders, private equity investors, and other interested parties on all aspects of healthcare restructuring. In the energy space, Aaron represents utilities, renewable project owners, financial institutions, pipelines, and commodity firms with distressed situations and insolvency issues. He regularly advises clients regarding application of the Bankruptcy Code’s “safe harbor” provisions in structuring and unwinding commodity and derivatives contracts.
Aaron has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy and restructuring attorney by various publications, including Chambers and Best Lawyers in America. He graduated Order of the Coif from Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, where he served as senior articles editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Washington and Lee University School of LawJD
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif2005
University of MichiganBAEnglish and Political Science
Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012-2024
Selected for inclusion in America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Illinois, Chambers USA, 2016-2018, 2023
Named to “Illinois Rising Stars,” Bankruptcy: Business, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2018
Named to “Virginia Rising Stars,” Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010-2013
- Author, More Courts Reject FERC’s Jurisdictional Claims in Battle Over Rejection of Filed-Rate Contracts in Bankruptcy, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, August 19, 2022
- Author, "Recent Developments Regarding the ‘Good Faith Transferee’ Defense in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation", The Review of Banking & Financial Services, October 2015
- Author, Restructuring and Insolvency Update: Title Insurance May Not Save Secured Lenders from Priming Mechanic’s Liens, McGuireWoods Legal Alert, April 21, 2015
- Co-author, "The Treatment of Commodity Repurchase Agreements", American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, December 2014
- Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Stumble", The Bankruptcy Strategist, October 2013
- Co-author, "Damages Control: How to Use Nonbankruptcy Claims Facilities to Resolve Mass Tort Liabilities", Corporate Counsel, March 2011
- Co-author, "Maintaining and Enforcing Common Carrier Liens in Bankruptcy", American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/August 2008
- Co-author, "The Return of the Solvent Debtor Doctrine?", The Bankruptcy Strategist, February 2008
- Presenter, "Significant Issues in Fraudulent Transfer Actions: What You Need to Know in 2015", The Knowledge Group, July 17, 2015
- Presenter, "Bankruptcy Issues for Commercial Landlords", Association of Corporate Counsel, June 24, 2014
- Speaker, "Bankruptcy Treatment of Make-Whole Provisions and Credit Bidding Rights", Association of Corporate Counsel, April 17, 2014
- Speaker, "Single Asset Real Estate Cases", Bankruptcy Section of the Richmond Bar Association, November 27, 2012