Aaron A. Garber
Aaron A. Garber is licensed to practice law in the states of Colorado, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has appeared in courts throughout the country representing clients in restructuring and litigation matters. In Colorado he has appeared before a variety of state courts, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States District Court, and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Garber has been practicing bankruptcy law for over 20 years including more than 16 years in Colorado. Prior to moving to Colorado, he practiced in Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. Garber’s practice focuses on all aspects of bankruptcy and financial restructuring. He has substantial experience in representing debtors and creditors in business, complex individual and commercial bankruptcy matters, including filings under Chapters 7, 11, and 13. Mr. Garber has successfully reorganized through the Chapter 11 process a myriad of businesses, individuals and entrepreneurial endeavors throughout Colorado and Wyoming.
Mr. Garber also has substantial litigation experience in bankruptcy courts representing debtors, creditors, and trustees handling matters that include avoidance actions, automatic stay and discharge litigation. Mr. Garber has confirmed numerous Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization allowing clients to reorganize and he has successfully guided clients through the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 process. Mr. Garber has also successfully prosecuted and defended motions for relief from stay, avoidance actions (preference and fraudulent conveyance), and litigation pertaining to secured creditors. Mr. Garber has handled complex tax issues in bankruptcy cases, including defending challenges to the discharge of tax debt. Mr. Garber has also overseen the sale of assets during the bankruptcy process, from vehicles to multimillion dollar apartment complexes and other real estate projects, and the sale of operating business entities.
Mr. Garber has represented secured and unsecured creditors by representing their interests in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including obtaining relief from stay, objecting to the Debtor’s discharge, analyzing Plans and Disclosure Statements, and negotiating improved Plan terms. He has prosecuted and defended claims brought by and against creditors, including stay violation issues, claim objections, preference and avoidance action defense. Mr. Garber has assisted parties interested in purchasing assets in the bankruptcy process.
Mr. Garber represents trustees in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including collecting assets, commencing avoidance actions, handling claim objections, objecting to claims, liquidating assets, and bringing claims against insiders.
Mr. Garber respects the confidentiality of his clients and therefore does not disclose client names. He has represented a variety of clients, including individuals of all income levels, companies varying in size from small companies to some of the larger Colorado companies, including construction companies, real estate companies, apartment complexes, hardware stores, office supply companies, restaurants, dentist offices, land development, companies in the medical industry, companies in the entertainment industry, and farming operations. Mr. Garber’s diverse experience and client base provides him with the insight to fully analyze and understand the bankruptcy issues presented and address each client’s needs. Mr. Garber is not afraid to and can feel confident in taking aggressive positions and developing creative solutions for clients.
Not every client’s issue results in the need or desire to seek bankruptcy protection. For clients who bankruptcy is not the right option, Mr. Garber has assisted clients in negotiating out of court workouts, helping to avoid or resolve litigation, resolve creditor claims, and allowing clients to move forward with their lives.
Mr. Garber has also handled a variety of litigation matters in the state and federal courts. The representations have been diverse, including commencing and defending collections actions, challenging the extent and validity of secured claims, contesting the actions of receivers, and prosecuting breach of contract claims.
Mr. Garber is Vice President of the Colorado chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
He is also on the Colorado Supreme Court working group for addressing pro bono and legal assistance needs.
Mr. Garber lectures on bankruptcy related issues.
- B.A., University of Colorado, 1991
- J.D., Temple Law School, 1997, cum laude
Admitted to practice in:
- Pennsylvania (1997)
- New Jersey (1998)
- Delaware (1999)
- Colorado (2004)
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
- United States District Court, District of Colorado
- United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
- Colorado Bar Association (Member)
- Denver Bar Association (Member)
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Rhone-Brackett Inn of Courts
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Colorado Super Lawyers, 2020 - present