Lori L. Heyer-Bednar
Ms. Heyer-Bednar focuses her practice on banking, commercial lending, real estate finance, commercial litigation, creditors' rights, business litigation and bankruptcy, with an emphasis on lender liability and asset-based lending matters. Her practice also involves loan workouts and loan restructuring, loan financing and title services. She represents numerous banks and financial institutions in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate court level. As part of her experience in lender liability, she has represented large financial institutions in defense of forgery and negligence claims based on negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Having chaired over a dozen jury and bench trials in recent years, she has extensive experience in various aspects of complex commercial litigation.
In addition to her lender liability practice, Ms. Heyer-Bednar handles commercial landlord-tenant litigation, creditors' bankruptcy litigation in adversary proceedings, construction litigation (lien foreclosure and construction defect cases), and business litigation (including shareholder dispute litigation). As part of her banking experience, she has represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) in connection with failed banking institutions and savings and loan associations, including fidelity bond claims, director and officer liability lawsuits and lease repudiation lawsuits.