Shawn is Eaton Peabody’s Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group Chair. Shawn focuses on bankruptcy and creditor rights, with a particular emphasis on the representation of lenders, banks, mortgagees, lessors, and other secured creditors in Chapter 13, 12, 11, and 7 cases. She has extensive experience representing Chapter 7 trustees in liquidation cases, and has been lead trial counsel in scores of preference, fraudulent transfer, and other avoidance actions in Adversary Proceedings before Bankruptcy Courts in multiple jurisdictions, both as Plaintiff’s counsel and Defendant’s counsel.
Shawn also is experienced in helping her clients with their commercial collection needs and facilitating workouts, as appropriate. In addition, she regularly assists her clients in negotiating and purchasing assets and contracts out of bankruptcy and other distressed sales.
Shawn is BV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell. She is also a board member of the Local Rules Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine, the immediate past-President of the Cumberland County Bar Association, and the Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy & Reorganization Section of the Maine State Bar Association.