Cynthia Hegarty Joins the Firm’s Strong Team

MINNEAPOLIS — October 19, 2020. Winthrop & Weinstine is pleased to announce that Cynthia Hegarty has joined the firm as Counsel in the Creditors’ Remedies, Bankruptcy & Work-Out Practice.

Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in the areas of bankruptcy, workouts and financial restructuring, creditors’ rights and remedies, receivership, financial litigation, and trust and estate disputes and litigation. She represents creditors, receivers, landlords, bidders, buyers, and other parties in interest in all aspects of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. She has defended landlords, employees, critical vendors and other suppliers and service providers in avoidable transfer and preference litigation and has worked with those same parties in asserting claims in bankruptcy proceedings. She has coordinated groups of lenders, landlords and other creditors in forming ad hoc committees to protect their collective rights in state court and bankruptcy proceedings. She has represented buyers in acquiring assets, both in and out of bankruptcy.

Cynthia also represents parties in complex commercial litigation in matters involving contract and statutory disputes in state and federal courts, handling trials, appeals, and mediation and arbitration proceedings. She assists secured creditors with corporate financing workout negotiations and other lending matters.

Cynthia is currently Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section, and previously served as Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Section. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law.