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Stephanie A. Kanan

Stephanie A. Kanan

Associate| Denver

Stephanie Kanan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She represents clients from a variety of industries in all aspects of litigation in both state and federal courts. As a former trial attorney at the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, Stephanie has tried many cases to verdict and has extensive courtroom experience.

Stephanie also has experience with various bankruptcy-related matters, such as recovering and distributing assets, negotiating and forming reorganization plans, and litigating adversary proceedings. She has represented Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, as well as secured and unsecured creditors, in litigating preference claims, avoidance actions and relief from stay proceedings.

  • University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2010)
    • Recipient, Public Service Pledge Award
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Puget Sound (B.A., Political Science, 2003)
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Colorado LGBT Bar Association
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • International Women's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Confederation
  • "'Prenups' Are Not Just for Individuals: Protecting Your Client in a Business Divorce," Co-Author, Corporate Counsel Magazine (April 2018)
  • "Same-Sex Married Couples Can Now File Joint Consumer Bankruptcy Petitions," Author, Law Week Colorado, Volume 14, Number 21 (May 23, 2016)
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee
    • Young Lawyers Division, Board Member (2015-present)
  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Volunteer Attorney (2013-present)
  • Impact Denver, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2016)
  • United States Peace Corps, Western Kenya, Health Education Resource Volunteer (2003-2005)
  • Lindquist & Vennum, LLP, Associate (2013-2016)
  • Colorado State Public Defender's Office, Trial Attorney (2010-2013)
  • Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Colorado