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Roger A. Maldonado



Roger Maldonado partners with clients to find effective, efficient solutions to complex finance and restructuring issues by providing strategic legal counsel on a full range of financial matters. Roger represents corporate trustees, creditors, equipment lease lenders, investment firms and large financial institutions in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court. He is an experienced navigator of complex issues in bankruptcy law, equipment leasing issues, receiverships, and related commercial and financial litigation. Roger’s bankruptcy practice also includes defending preference and fraudulent conveyance actions in bankruptcy cases and on bankruptcy-related issues.
Roger also represents trustees, master servicers, securities administrators and other parties to troubled asset-backed securities (ABS), residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), and other structured product transactions. These matters typically include disputed transaction administration issues and claims by and against the trustees and other parties, RMBS repurchase claim litigation and settlements, trust instruction proceedings and other matters.

Other Experience

During law school, Roger completed an externship with the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Roger serves as a captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard. A combat veteran, he served in two military deployments in Iraq.

Personal Interests

Athletics was a major part of Roger’s life growing up, so it is no surprise that he enjoys watching and attending Vikings and Timberwolves games. He also participates in CrossFit, including CrossFit competitions. Roger also enjoys traveling and walks along Minneapolis’ beautiful lakes with his family.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of St. Thomas School of Law
J.D. Journal of Law and Public Policy (associate editor, articles editor) (2013)

Bethel University
B.A. in Political Science and Theological Studies (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Unemployment Disparity in Minnesota
    Co-author, Minnesota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, December 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute — Member, ABI Task Force on Veterans and Servicemembers Affairs
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association — President, 2018-19, and Chair of the Diversity in the Profession Committee, 2016-present
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Co-chair of the Young Lawyers Group, 2016-18

Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Army National Guard — Captain


  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) — "40 Under 40" honoree, 2022
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal — "40 Under 40" honoree, 2022
  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Banking and Finance Law, 2021-24; "Ones to Watch," Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2021-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Banking, 2023
  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) — “Top Lawyers Under 40,” 2021
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-23
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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