Jennifer Larkin Kneeland is the Chair of Watt Tieder’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Practice. She focuses her practice on business restructuring, workouts, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. Jennifer devotes the majority of her practice to representing financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, sureties, landlords and other creditor-parties who must protect their rights in connection with construction, real estate related loans and other types of obligations that are either in default or at risk of default. She has handled complex chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts involving a variety of industries, including real estate, education, telecommunications, retail, automotive, hospitality and not-for-profit companies.
Jennifer is a Past President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. The Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association is the premier bar association for attorneys who practice bankruptcy law in the State of Maryland. Jennifer has been a leader in the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association for over twenty years, having been elected to various offices such as Secretary; Treasurer; Greenbelt, Maryland Chapter Chair; and an At-large member of the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Board of Directors.
Jennifer is an honorary member of the Board of Directors of the Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, Inc. in Olney, Maryland, having previously served as Board President from 2014-2017. Olney Theater is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to theatre and the performing arts. Jennifer restructured Olney Theatre’s financial affairs on a pro bono basis, saving it from bankruptcy.
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