Mike Stewart represents lenders, investors, purchasers and contract counterparties in restructuring and insolvency matters, and in all aspects of structuring, documenting and collecting secured loans.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Mike has represented secured and unsecured creditors' interests in major chapter 11 bankruptcy cases across the country.

Mike's experience in commercial transactions, non-bankruptcy work-outs, and general representation of banks and other secured creditors provide him valuable knowledge and insight in dealing with myriad issues in commercial finance and in corporate reorganizations. He has extensive experience in agribusiness lending and workouts.

Related Topics


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

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


Harvard Law School
J.D. (1980)

Cornell College
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude (1977)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Getting Paid and Avoiding Disgorgement
    Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute, Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, Lake Geneva, June 2018
  • Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel
    Co-author of chapter on Workouts and Bankruptcy in book published by Thomson Reuters
  • Debtor-Creditor Handbook
    Co-author of chapter on Tax Liens and Tax Claims in reference published by Minnesota CLE
  • Bankruptcy Practice in Minnesota Deskbook
    Co-editor of reference published by Minnesota CLE
  • Lessons Learned: Tips From Workout Experts and Litigators
    Panelist, CFA Minnesota Lunch and Learn, Minneapolis, March 2018 
  • Agribusiness Bankruptcies, Failures and Frauds — BFFs?
    Panelist, Food & Agriculture National Conference, Faegre Baker Daniels, Minneapolis, May 2014
  • Bankruptcy Practice in Minnesota Deskbook
    Co-editor, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2012

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association — Business Bankruptcy Committee; Business Law Section; and Commercial Financial Services
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Bankruptcy Law Section (Past Chairman and Past Vice Chairman); Business Law Section; Uniform Commercial Code Committee; Multijurisdictional Practice Task Force; and Minnesota Receivership Statute Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association — Upper Midwest Chapter (Past President)
  • District of Minnesota — Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee (Past Reporter)
  • Commercial Finance Association

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Finance & Restructuring Practice Group, 2020-22
  • Mike is the former leader of the firm's finance and restructuring practice group, serves on the steering committee for the financial services industry team, and co-leads the agribusiness finance and bankruptcy segment of the food and agribusiness industry team.


  • Minnesota Lawyer — The POWER 30: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2023-24
  • BTI's Client Service All-Stars, 2019  
  • Best Lawyers®  Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law, 1995-2020, 2022-24 (Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2019)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2003-19
  • American College of Bankruptcy — Fellow and Eighth Circuit Regent 
  • The National Law Journal — Midwest's Top Rated Lawyers, 2022-23
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