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Mary L. Fullington

Partner

P 859-288-7424 F 859-259-0649

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

 

Mary Fullington is a Former Chair of the Firm's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Service Team.  Ms. Fullington has a diverse bankruptcy and litigation practice serving lenders, bondholders, suppliers, lessors, landlords, bankruptcy trustees, creditor trusts, receivers, and debtors, in business bankruptcy cases and in federal and state court civil litigation proceedings.  

Mary L. Fullington

Location

250 West Main Street
Suite 1600
Lexington, KY 40507

Representative Matters

For the past four (4) years, Ms. Fullington has served as national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 1000 company and regularly protects its interests in bankruptcy courts across the country. She has extensive experience representing buyers of assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and both prosecuting and defending preference and fraudulent transfer recovery actions in bankruptcy court.  The prosecution of such actions, typically for bankruptcy trustees and creditor trusts, and often involving dozens of individual claims ranging from $5,000 to millions of dollars, requires her to assemble, coordinate, and manage teams of paralegals and attorneys to efficiently and effectively recover value for her clients. 

  • In re Relativity Fashion, LLC, et al, Case No. 15-11989, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, assisted client having significant on–going television production and development agreements with the debtor in order to ensure uninterrupted performance under agreements during the bankruptcy both prior to and after sale of agreements.
  • In re Ariana Energy, LLC, Case No. 14-51191, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented debtor in possession in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • In re James River Coal Company, Case No. 14-31848, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, represented creditor holding an overriding royalty interest in coal properties owned and sold by the debtor in its Chapter 11 case.
  • In re KSL Media, LLC, Case No. 13-15929, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, represented media supplier to debtor’s pre-petition clients in the recovery of claims against the debtor and its clients.
  • In re: Clearwater Natural Resources, LP, et al., Case No. 09-70011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, served as Kentucky counsel to the Chapter 11 debtor in possession, and later as counsel to the Creditor’s Trust of Miller Bros. Coal Company, in the prosecution of numerous preference claims.
  • In re: Mervyn's Holdings, LLC, Case No. 08-11586, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, negotiation of administrative expense claim and Section503(b)(9) claim for Fruit of the Loom.
  • In re: Kiel Bros. Oil Company, Inc., Case No. 04-11121, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, represented creditor and bidder for chain of approximately 90 stores.
  • In re: Advanced ChemTech, Inc., Case No. 03-31381, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, represented primary secured lender in successful action to have Chapter 11 trustee appointed.
  • In re: Enron Corp., et al., Case No. 01-16034, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, successfully defended validity of multi-million dollar claim against Enron in response to its objection to claim.

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honors LogoMary Fullington, SL

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Lexington Litigation -  Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2009-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Lexington Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Lexington Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Regularly listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Law in Corporate Counsel magazine’s January, 2010 Annual Guide
  • Winner of the Alfred E. Tullis Moot Court Competition, Louisiana Sate University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."

Education

1985 - J.D., Louisiana State University

1978 - B.A., Louisiana State University

Presentations

  • "Collection of Equine Judgments and Competing Equine Liens," 26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 2011
  • Regular presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Financial Institutions Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Frequent presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and in Memphis, Tennessee

Admissions

  • Kentucky

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Confederation (IWIRC), President-elect, Central Kentucky Chapter

Representative Matters

For the past four (4) years, Ms. Fullington has served as national bankruptcy counsel for a Fortune 1000 company and regularly protects its interests in bankruptcy courts across the country. She has extensive experience representing buyers of assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and both prosecuting and defending preference and fraudulent transfer recovery actions in bankruptcy court.  The prosecution of such actions, typically for bankruptcy trustees and creditor trusts, and often involving dozens of individual claims ranging from $5,000 to millions of dollars, requires her to assemble, coordinate, and manage teams of paralegals and attorneys to efficiently and effectively recover value for her clients. 

  • In re Relativity Fashion, LLC, et al, Case No. 15-11989, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, assisted client having significant on–going television production and development agreements with the debtor in order to ensure uninterrupted performance under agreements during the bankruptcy both prior to and after sale of agreements.
  • In re Ariana Energy, LLC, Case No. 14-51191, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky; represented debtor in possession in Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
  • In re James River Coal Company, Case No. 14-31848, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, represented creditor holding an overriding royalty interest in coal properties owned and sold by the debtor in its Chapter 11 case.
  • In re KSL Media, LLC, Case No. 13-15929, United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, represented media supplier to debtor’s pre-petition clients in the recovery of claims against the debtor and its clients.
  • In re: Clearwater Natural Resources, LP, et al., Case No. 09-70011, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, served as Kentucky counsel to the Chapter 11 debtor in possession, and later as counsel to the Creditor’s Trust of Miller Bros. Coal Company, in the prosecution of numerous preference claims.
  • In re: Mervyn's Holdings, LLC, Case No. 08-11586, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, negotiation of administrative expense claim and Section503(b)(9) claim for Fruit of the Loom.
  • In re: Kiel Bros. Oil Company, Inc., Case No. 04-11121, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana, represented creditor and bidder for chain of approximately 90 stores.
  • In re: Advanced ChemTech, Inc., Case No. 03-31381, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Kentucky, represented primary secured lender in successful action to have Chapter 11 trustee appointed.
  • In re: Enron Corp., et al., Case No. 01-16034, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, successfully defended validity of multi-million dollar claim against Enron in response to its objection to claim.

Honors

 Best Lawyers Generic Honors LogoMary Fullington, SL

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Lexington Litigation -  Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation-Bankruptcy, 2009-2017
  • Best Lawyers® 2013 Lexington Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers® 2012 Lexington Litigation-Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Regularly listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Law in Corporate Counsel magazine’s January, 2010 Annual Guide
  • Winner of the Alfred E. Tullis Moot Court Competition, Louisiana Sate University Law Center, 1985
  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame, Louisiana State University Law Center, November 14, 1987 "in recognition of intellectual, financial or leadership qualities of a very high order."

Education

1985 - J.D., Louisiana State University

1978 - B.A., Louisiana State University

Presentations

  • "Collection of Equine Judgments and Competing Equine Liens," 26th Annual National Conference on Equine Law, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, May 4, 2011
  • Regular presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Financial Institutions Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Frequent presenter on bankruptcy issues at the annual Corporate Counsel Seminar presented by Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and in Memphis, Tennessee

Admissions

  • Kentucky

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • International Women in Restructuring and Insolvency Confederation (IWIRC), President-elect, Central Kentucky Chapter
Mary L. Fullington