Elizabeth N. Hahn
Bankruptcy Trustee, Receiver & Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney
Attorney Elizabeth “Beth” Hahn’s practice is devoted to representing clients in bankruptcy proceedings and trustees administering bankruptcy proceedings. Much of her focus is centered on case law and regulatory research concerning complex and unique matters, such as those involving competing legal codes and regulations, or situations in which existing codes and regulations do not adequately address a client’s situation. Based on this research, Beth helps develop strong positions in advocating for clients.
In representing bankruptcy litigants, much of Beth’s practice consists of analyzing Chapter 11 plans on behalf of creditors in order to advocate for better assurances of debtor payment, determining whether a valid basis exists for the non-dischargement of claims (including those involving tax debts), and conducting analysis to determine whether fraudulent or preferential asset transfers have been made.
Beth’s representation of trustees is similarly focused on helping increase the bankrupt estate for the benefit of creditors through fraudulent transfer and preferential payment analysis, and then seeking to secure (and bring back into the bankruptcy estate) those assets that have been improperly removed.
How I Help
In representing creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy, two key issues concern what assets belong in the bankruptcy estates, and what debts are dischargeable. Because the facts of every case will be different, the answer to these questions are often unclear.
My role is to provide research to support a strong advocacy for firm clients concerning these and related matters so that we can best position our clients for a successful result.
Additionally, because time is critical in bankruptcy matters, it’s important that we, as a firm, are able to vigorously assert the rights of our creditor and trustee clients expeditiously in order to recover assets that should be in the bankrupt estate before recovery opportunities are lost.
presentations / publications / cle
- Bankruptcy Basics Boot Camp; National Business Institute (2012)
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2004)
- B.A. (History and Sociology), with distinction, Indiana University, Bloomington (2000)
- Indianapolis Bar Association
- Indiana State Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit