Susan Carlson supports clients with transactional, restructuring and litigation matters, focusing on commercial loan facilities, debt reorganization, document review and production. Susan is a solutions-based problem solver who takes complete ownership of project responsibilities with a “think outside the box” mentality.

Transactional, Restructuring & Litigation Matter Support

Susan assists with matters involving the following:

  • Secured, unsecured, syndicated and acquisition credit facilities
  • Asset, real estate and agricultural backed financing
  • Tribal and cross-border financing
  • Private equity and portfolio finance transactions
  • Airline and railcar finance
  • Restructuring of underperforming loans and work outs
  • Adversary complaints and bankruptcy related litigation
  • Team development and knowledge management

Prior Experience

Susan has extensive experience, including:
  • Securitization of assets, including UCC/EFS financing statements, real property and ship mortgages, pledges and grants of security interests in stocks, intellectual property, aircraft, railcars and vessels
  • Preparation and management of transaction documents
  • Due diligence, lien and asset review, retrieval of corporate documents
  • Authentication and legalization of documents
  • Provided in-house paralegal support to a firm client
  • Corporate and consumer bankruptcy and foreclosure
  • Bankruptcy procedural filings
  • Chapter 11 debtor representation in three jointly administered bankruptcy cases filed in the Central District of California bankruptcy court
  • Review nationally filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions for client case involvement
  • Creditor’s committees and trustee representation 

Personal Interests

Susan recently had the adventure of a lifetime traveling to Iceland to experience the phenomenon of the aurora borealis and an icy hike on a glacier.



Certified Bankruptcy Assistant


Arizona State University
B.S. in Business Administration

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Advocates for Human Rights — Asylum case proceeding
  • Advocates for Human Rights — Minnesota Anti-Sex Trafficking Project
  • VLN Housing Court Clinic
  • Domestic Abuse Service Center
  • Project Homeless Connect


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015-19
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