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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 2005
    • B.A., cum laude, Boston College, 2002, History

Andrew Nazar is a shareholder in Polsinelli’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group. He represents secured creditors, debtors, unsecured creditors, committees, guarantors, principals, trade creditors and vendors, landlords, licensees, tenants and the numerous other parties who voluntarily or involuntarily get caught up in bankruptcy proceedings, state court receiverships and foreclosure suits.

Andrew enjoys relieving the stress, anxiety and frustration for clients that can accompany bankruptcy and financial restructuring matters, so clients can make clear and informed decisions. Clients enjoy working with Andrew because he is focused on making their lives easier. He takes the time to make sure clients understand complicated financial and bankruptcy issues. Andrew also counsels non-profit organizations with their unique issues and challenges—keeping in mind their particular philanthropic missions.

Particular examples include:

  • Prosecuting and defending numerous bankruptcy preference actions, including 220 brought in the first Interstate Bakeries Bankruptcy case. Successfully took several cases to trial and through appeal
  • Debtor’s counsel in the first Ford dealership bankruptcy to successfully reorganize and continue operations in the United States
  • Counsel to foreign debtor in one of the first chapter 15 international bankruptcies to file in Missouri
  • Numerous complicated forbearance and loan workout negotiations and agreements relating to asset-based and real estate-based loans, whether documented as a part of a bankruptcy or outside a bankruptcy
  • Lender liability cases, where on behalf of borrowers or creditors, Andrew has prosecuted or defended cases where a lender is accused of violating the law

Andrew is also actively involved in the local bankruptcy bar and is a frequent presenter and facilitator of bankruptcy continuing legal education programs in the Kansas City area.

  • Successful reorganized the only Ford dealership to reorganize and emerge in Chapter 11 in the United States.
  • Successful reorganization of a municipality in its second Chapter 9 filing.  
  • First chair on a bench trial to the bankruptcy court on a preference trial and won a judgment on all amounts sought in the approximate amount of $250,000.
  • Filed one of first Chapter 15 bankruptcy filing in the state of Missouri.
  • Proposed a creditor liquidation plan that forced debtor into liquidation rather than reorganization.
  • Managed and prosecuted more than 220 preference actions to settlement, dismissal or through trial and appeal, obtaining over $7 million for a liquidating trust.
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April 2019
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Polsinelli PC
June 2, 2015
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Recent Supreme Court Cases and Events Effecting Turnarounds
Turnaround Management Association- Missouri Chapter
March 25, 2015
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Business Workout Manual
Thomson West
Co-Author; Chapter 37 – Selected Topics in Section 363 Bankruptcy Asset Sales
2014-2015 Edition
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Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy
Annual Bankruptcy Institute – Presented by the Missouri Bar Association
Co-Presenter
March 2014
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July 2012
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When a Franchise Goes Belly Up
Co-authored with Dennis D. Palmer
July 2009
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What to Do When Someone Goes Bankrupt
Co-presentation with Bankruptcy Judge Dale Sommers for the Johnson County Bar Association CLE
April 2009