Lee M. Kutner

In Memoriam


Lee M. Kutner was a phenomenal lawyer and we are honored to carry on his legacy. It is because of the foundation and organization he created that has allowed us to be such a successful firm.

Lee was a shareholder and director of Kutner Brinen, P.C. where his practice focused on representing debtors, creditors and creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcy cases, business restructurings, and debtor and creditor rights litigation. Lee had a considerable experience in the process of negotiating, drafting and confirming Chapter 11 plans and developing out of court workouts. He also was involved in numerous receivership actions and debtor/creditor remedies including assignments for the benefit of creditors.

Lee successfully confirmed Chapter 11 plans of reorganization for a wide range of businesses and in complex cases for individuals. He confirmed a plan in one of the largest Chapter 11 cases in Wyoming for a golf development and resort project. He established precedent setting law in the area of security interests in hotel room revenues in Chapter 11 cases that eventually led to amendments to the Bankruptcy Code. He has lectured on bankruptcy and business entity issues. Mr. Kutner was involved in numerous real estate Chapter 11 cases including vacant land developments, office buildings, retail shopping centers, and resort, office, and retail projects. He also appeared on behalf of clients in numerous bankruptcy courts including courts in Colorado, Wyoming, California, Texas, Michigan and Massachusetts.

Mr. Kutner received his law degree from the National Law Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1980). He received his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Michigan (1976).