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Martha Reddy Lehman

Partner

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1987

University of Dayton, B.A., 1984, summa cum laude

Admissions

Indiana

Ohio

When people ask Martha what she does for a living she tells them she solves problems. In the world of insolvency and bankruptcy the problem is usually a lack of money and rather than use up scarce resources fighting, Martha gets right to the heart of the dispute in search for a resolution. She has built long standing relationships with other attorneys that allow her to assess her clients’ prospects both before and after going to court.

Martha’s practice includes all facets of bankruptcy and insolvency representation, including secured lenders, unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and debtors. She assists clients with the purchase of assets from insolvent entities, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. Martha also counsels clients regarding mechanic's liens and other forms of liens, as well as commercial litigation matters in connection with her practice. Martha is board certified by the American Board of Certification in Business Bankruptcy. She is a member of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis Finance Counsel and St. Vincent dePaul Changing Lives Mentoring Program. 

Honors

  • Selected to the Indiana Super Lawyers list: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Memberships & Involvement

  • Member: Indiana State Bar Association, Creditors Rights Section; House of Delegates; American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Faculty Committee Member, Former Director: American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys
  • Distinguished Fellow, Former Board Member: Indianapolis Bar Foundation
  • Former Chair: Indianapolis Bar Association; Commercial and Bankruptcy section
  • Indianapolis Bar Association: Chair, HEAL Committee; Member and Former Chair, Commercial and Bankruptcy Section 

Experience

  • Represented a client in connection with strategic acquisition of a competitor during a bankruptcy asset sale which enabled client to expand its sales force in new locations and substantially increase its workforce
  • Represented a client in connection with structured liquidation of assets in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • Assisted  clients with the liquidation of environmentally contaminated real estate outside of bankruptcy
  • Represented a client in connection with obtaining critical vendor status in Chapter 11 case of local area trucking firm
  • Represented major financial institutions in connection with liquidation of real estate collateral, in forced and consensual situations
  • Represented court-appointed receiver in connection with discharge of his duties
  • Represented energy re-marketer in connection with its claims in various bankruptcy cases, including treatment of its contractual obligations
  • Represented an amicus party in an Indiana Supreme Court Case regarding Indiana’s Right to Farm Act

Publications

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