Overview

Kayla Britton provides general and transactional representation to mid-sized businesses and publicly held companies in various industries, including financial, agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution, insurance and professional services. She has specific experience advising agribusiness clients in credit workout and transactional matters. She advises debtors and creditors in and out of bankruptcy, including representing clients in national Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Kayla’s experience includes business reorganization, restructuring, and liquidation and representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in distressed sales transactions.

Bankruptcy

Kayla represents debtors, creditors, committees and other interested parties in bankruptcy, including national Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. She also advises companies and boards of directors on pre-bankruptcy contingency planning, working to develop out of court solutions while also laying the necessary foundation to a successful bankruptcy proceeding if necessary.

Her experience includes advising chapter 11 debtors in the agribusiness, real estate, for-profit college, finance and manufacturing industries. She also represents clients in defending avoidance actions, advising on debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and working with potential buyers in navigating the 363-sale process.

Credit Workout

Kayla represents creditors in developing workout, reorganization or liquidation strategies designed to maximize recoveries while minimizing risk. Her depth of experience in creditors’ rights matters allows her to bring practical strategies to her clients and to know when litigation is needed or when an out-of-court solution presents the best outcome for her client.

Commercial and Sale Transactions

Kayla has specific experience in managing distressed sale transactions, including navigating the unique issues and exigencies presented by a seller’s insolvency and building consensus among multiple constituencies.

She also represents clients in the agribusiness, automotive, manufacturing, and professional services industries in the preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (articles editor) (2010)

Purdue University
B.A. in English (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Article 9 Sales Offer Alternative to Judicial Processes
    Co-author, Turnaround Management Association, July 2018
  • Real Estate Workouts
    National Business Institute, 2015, 2017
  • Supreme Court Update
    American Bankruptcy Institute, Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, 2017
  • Are We Protecting Too Much? The Intersection of §§ 362(a)(5) and 554
    ABI Journal, American Bankruptcy Institute, March 2014
  • You Shall Always Be My Child: The Due Process Implications of Paternity Affidavits Under Indiana Code Section 16-37-2-2.1
    43 Ind. L. Rev. 499, 2010
  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Kathy L. Osborn, Res Gestae, June 2009

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Executive Women in Finance — Member
  • National Association of Women Business Owners — Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Section — Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Civic Activities

  • The Arc of Greater Boone County — Board Past President
  • Indiana Federal Community Defenders — Board Member, Secretary
  • Heartland Pro Bono Council — Board Member
  • United Way of Central Indiana — Leadership United, 2012-13 Class
  • Indiana Legal Answers — Volunteer
  • Ask a Lawyer Clinic — Volunteer
  • Expungement Clinic (Re-Entry Fair) — Volunteer

 

Honors

  • Indiana Lawyer — Leadership in Law Awards, Up and Coming Lawyer, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Bankruptcy: Business, 2016-19
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013-18
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