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Michael R. Stewart


Current Position

Partner, Current Head of Finance & Restructuring Group
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901

Tel: 612-766-7928
Fax: 612-766-1600

Class: VIII (1997)Circuit: Eighth


Cornell College, B.A. (1977)
Harvard Law School, J.D. (1980)

Professional Career

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP (2020-)
Faegre Banker Daniels LLP (2012-2020)
Faegre & Benson LLP (1980-2012)


American, Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Turnaround Management Association, Former President of Upper Midwest Chapter
American Bar Association, Business Bankruptcy Committee and Commercial Financial Services Committee of Business Law Section
MSBA Business Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Committee
Minnesota State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section: Chair (1989-90); Vice-Chair (1988-89); Multijurisdictional Practice Task Force (2004)
District of Minnesota Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee, Reporter (1990-91)
Minnesota Receivership Statute Committee


Bankruptcy Practice in Minnesota (deskbook) Minnesota Continuing Legal Education 2012 Co-editor
"Managing Counterparty Default," The Art of Grain Merchandising, Stipes Publishing Company 2010
"Agricultural Commodity Price Increases: A Crisis Averted?" The Nebraska Lawyer Oct 2008
"Workouts and Bankruptcy," Chapter 54 of Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel, ed. R. Haig, 2000 West Group
"Buy It Cheap, Buy It Right; Purchasing Assets Out of Bankruptcy," Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 3 Summer 2006
"Tax Claims and Tax Liens," Chapter 17 of Debtor Creditor Handbook, ed. J. Baillie, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 10th ed 2010
Numerous papers for seminars, continuing legal education lectures and law firm publications.


Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1997-14); Minneapolis Best Lawyers Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Lawyer of the Year (2012)