Skip Repeated Content

Michelle Masoner practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and debtor-creditor rights. She represents creditors and debtors in complex restructurings and Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies, as well as related civil litigations and appeals. Ms. Masoner has represented secured and unsecured lenders, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, indenture trustees, landlords, investors, and debtors. In addition, she has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions.

Ms. Masoner worked with Bryan Cave for nine years before serving as a Federal Bankruptcy Court law clerk to the Hon. Robert D. Berger, of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas for six years. Before attending law school, Ms. Masoner spent several years working for the media in Texas as a news producer and anchor. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law teaching debtor-creditor law.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Uncle Sam’s Academy for Tots, Board of Directors, 2010-present
    • The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Board of Editors, 1999-2007
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, 2018-2022
    • The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Board of Editors, 1999-2007
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, 2018-2022
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, 2018-2022
Read More

Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association – Commercial Law Committee
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute – Co-Chair Secured Credit Committee
    • ABI Midwest Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board Member
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • American Bankruptcy Institute – Co-Chair Secured Credit Committee
    • ABI Midwest Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board Member
    • ABI Midwest Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board Member
Read More

Publications

  •  "How Secure Are You? Secured Creditors in Commercial and Consumer Bankruptcies," American Bankruptcy Institute, Author and Co-Editor
  • “Intersections: Intersection of UCC Article 9 and Bankruptcy Law” Chapter 16A, Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, 2d, 2012 ed.
  • “Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases,” MoBarCLE Bankruptcy Practices Deskbook (Published by the Missouri Bar Association) Chapter 14, 2007, 2010
  • “Electronic Case Filing Made Easier,” KBA Bankruptcy Handbook (Published by the Kansas Bar Association), 2008