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Chrisandrea L. Turner

Chrisandrea (Chrissie) Turner of our Lexington office is a bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigator focusing on corporate bankruptcy and restructuring and adversary proceeding defense. Ms. Turner regularly represents lenders, trade creditors, lessors and lessees, sureties, and large creditors in Chapter 11 matters and complex bankruptcies around the country. Her litigation practice includes receiverships, preferential and fraudulent transfer defense in bankruptcies, nondischarge of debt adversaries and foreclosure. Chrissie's discipline of practice touches areas beyond bankruptcy, including environmental actions, healthcare matters and corporate transactions. Working closely with multiple Stites service groups, Chrissie is able to advise our clients on issues they face both inside and out of creditor-oriented matters.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (E.D. KY)

Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (W.D. Ky.)

Chrisandrea Turner Chair of Stites & Harbison's Bankruptcy Service Group

by staff reporter, Attorney At Law Magazine, April 7, 2022

Bankruptcy Primer for In-House Counsel

Kentucky Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section, Lunchtime Webinar Series, November 9, 2021

Ritzen Gives Bankruptcy Attys Comfort with Final Orders

by Vince Sullivan, Law360.com, January 17, 2020

Working Parents

panel speaker, presented by Women's Law Caucus, University of Kentucky College of Law, March 27, 2019

Fair Debt Collection Procedures Act - What you Need to Know

National Business Institute Seminar, June 5, 2018

Fair Credit Reporting Act - Advice to Businesses

National Business Institute Seminar, June 5, 2018

What to do when the Subcontractor is financially troubled, or worse, files bankruptcy?

Construction Seminar, September 13, 2017

How to Effectively Use Outside Counsel and Save Attorney Fees

Without Consent of Skipped Creditor

Money Back Guarantee?

American Bankruptcy Institute, Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, July 2016

What it means when your Subcontractor files bankruptcy

Construction Seminar, March 18, 2015

Recovering Your Goods From a Bankrupt Buyer

The Goods, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, February/March 2015

Collection Law from Start to Finish

National Business Institute, Lexington, Ky., May 6, 2014

Protecting Creditors' Rights

speaker, Sterling Education Services, September 2013

Recent Bankruptcy Ruling on Unrecorded Mortgage Gives Bank Win Over Trustee

Non-wage Garnishments to Set-off

Financial Institutions seminar, Keeneland, April 2013
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Kentucky
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Firm Leadership

Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group, Chair

Firm Recruiting Committee, former Member

Lexington Office Recruiting Committee, former Chair

Memberships
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Fayette County Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association
Leadership Kentucky, Board of Directors (2015-19); Alumni Association
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
Community Involvement

Leadership Kentucky, Board of Directors (2015-present); Executive Committee (2022-present)

Dv8 Vocational Training Foundation, Board of Directors (2022-present)

Women Leading Kentucky, former Chair (2015-18)

Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

Upon graduating from law school, Chrissie clerked for Hon. Judge Joseph M. Hood, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, and Hon. Judge Eugene E. Siler, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She began her bankruptcy practice in 2001, and has litigated bankruptcy matters in Kentucky, Delaware, Connecticut, California, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri and New York.

Chrissie is active in the American Bankruptcy Institute and previously served as Chair of Women Leading Kentucky. She has served as a member of the board of directors for Leadership Kentucky since 2015.

Accolades

Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy (2018-23)

Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyers (2020)

Turner Best Law2023
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Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 2022
Articles

Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (E.D. KY)

Bankruptcy attorneys Brian Pollock, Chrisandrea Turner and Elizabeth Thompson discuss Kentucky bankruptcy rules in this Practical Law Practice Note.

by Brian R. Pollock, Elizabeth Lee Thompson, and Chrisandrea L. Turner August 03, 2022
Press Releases

Chrisandrea Turner Named Chair-Elect of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section

LEXINGTON, Ky.—At the Kentucky Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section annual meeting, Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Chrisandrea Turner was named Chair-Elect of the Bankruptcy Law Section. Turner will serve a one-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC July 12, 2022
Articles

Local Bankruptcy Rules: Kentucky (W.D. Ky.)

Stites & Harbison attorneys, Brian Pollock, Chrissie Turner and Corey Dunn recently published an article for Thomson Reuters focused on local bankruptcy rules for the Western District of Kentucky.

by Brian R. Pollock, Chrisandrea L. Turner, and Corey Dunn May 16, 2022
Press Releases

Chrisandrea Turner Appointed Chair of Stites & Harbison's Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney Chrisandrea Turner has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 06, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Client Alerts

Timing is Everything: A Creditor’s Errant Conclusion as to an Executory Contract Leads to Claim Denial

Although the Bankruptcy Code does not define “executory contract,” the widely adopted definition explains it as a “contract under which the obligation of both the bankrupt and the other party to the contract are so far underperformed that the failure of either to complete performance would constitute a material breach excusing the performance of the other.” Bankruptcy Judge Martin Isgur of the Southern District of Texas, In re Cornerstone Valve, LLC, et al, Case No. 19-30869, recently held that a creditor’s failure to properly analyze its contract with the debtor resulted in its otherwise valid unsecured claim being untimely filed.

by Chrisandrea L. Turner May 07, 2021
Presentations

The Coronavirus and Beyond: Strategies for Creditors During Uncertain Economic Times

In this recorded webinar, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy attorneys Elizabeth Lee Thompson, Brian M. Bennett, Chrisandrea L. Turner and John S. Wathen discuss the latest legal issues impacting businesses during these uncertain economic times.

by Elizabeth Lee Thompson and Chrisandrea L. Turner November 13, 2020