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Christopher A. Camardello

p (612) 604-6649   f (612) 604-6949 
John Marshall Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1998
Indiana University, B.A., 1994
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Chris is a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., with proven expertise in creditors' remedies and bankruptcy law. Chris represents secured and unsecured creditors in the key areas of foreclosures, receiverships, bankruptcy, banking litigation, Article-9 transactions, and liquidations.  He also represents landlords and title companies in disputes involving real estate.

Chris is also developing a niche practice in the area of action sports, representing clients such as Factory Connection Racing and Alias MX in the motocross and supercross industries. As an action sports attorney, his practice includes negotiating and drafting rider and endorsement contracts. He and his family are active in the local American Motorcyclist Association and can be found on tracks and trails in Minnesota and Wisconsin during the summer months (when it's not snowing of course).

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1998
Wisconsin, 2010
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Community Involvement
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Risk Management Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor Remedies Section

Honors & Awards

  • Elmer H. Wiblishauser Author's Award, 2009
  • Rising Stars, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2002-2009
  • Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Legal Writing 2005, 2007


Client Alerts
Speaker. "Hot Topics and Trends in Debtor-Creditor Law." The Debtor & Creditor Conference. Minnesota CLE Conference Center, Minneapolis. 3 Oct. 2013.

Speaker. “Business Bankruptcy Roundtable: Post-Till Chapter 11 Cases on Cramdown Interest Rates.” The 2012 Bankruptcy Institute. Minneapolis Marriott Northeast, Minneapolis. 3 Oct. 2012.

Speaker. “Conversion and Dismissal of [Bankruptcy] Cases.” Bankruptcy Practice in Minnesota. Minnesota CLE Center, Minneapolis. 14 June 2012.

Speaker. “Real-Estate Foreclosures and Receiverships in Minnesota and Wisconsin.” In-House Seminar presented to Capital Crossing Servicing. Boston. 24 Jan 2012.

Podcast presenter. "Banking U: The Basics of Foreclosure." Podcast. 2009.
Speaker. “An Update on Minnesota Foreclosure Law.” Bankruptcy Law Section Meeting. Kieran’s Irish Pub, Minneapolis. 24 Mar. 2009.
Author.  "Fifth Circuit: Condo Lien is Not 'Security Interest' for Purposes of Lien-Stripping." American Bankruptcy Institute. 1 October 2015.

Author. “Trademark Licensee’s Rights Remain Unsettled WhenLicensor Files Bankruptcy.” DuetsBlog 6 Feb. 2013.

Author. “Score One for Secured Lenders: U.S. Supreme Court Rules that Bankruptcy Debtors Cannot Sell Secured Lenders’ Collateral Free and Clear of Liens Without Allowing Secured Lender to Credit-Bid.” MBA News. November/December 2012.

Author. “Conversion and Dismissal of [Bankruptcy] Cases.” Bankruptcy Practice in Minnesota Deskbook. 1st Edition. 2012.

Author. “Minnesota Real Estate Foreclosures: 21 Common Questions & Answers.” 2012.

Author. "Understanding Foreclosures on Real Property." Bench & Bar Oct. 2008.
Author. “Landlords, Tenants, and the New Bankruptcy Amendments.” Bench & Bar Oct. 2005.
Author. “Protecting Landlords' Rights in Bankruptcy.” Bench & Bar May/June 2003.

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