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Keith Owens

Keith Owens is a partner at Venable. He represents debtors-in-possession, creditors committees, secured and unsecured creditors, trustees and receivers, asset purchasers, parties to contracts, and other constituencies in a wide range of bankruptcy, liquidation and workout matters throughout the United States.

Mr. Owens’ work with clients on all sides of a bankruptcy proceeding gives him a unique “360 degree” perspective on each case he handles. He understands the competing objectives and strategies that opposing parties might use to achieve their goals. Combining his knowledge and experience navigating in the tense environment of a bankruptcy proceeding enables Mr. Owens to advocate for his clients, whether the client is a secured creditor that wants to protect its collateral, an official committee of unsecured creditors that wants to maximize recovery for the unsecured creditor body through a confirmed plan of reorganization or liquidation, or a debtor-in-possession that wants to survive following confirmation of a plan of reorganization.

Mr. Owens has significant experience in the healthcare industry, where he has represented healthcare providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, senior care facilities, and physician groups, as well as health maintenance organizations. Mr. Owens has represented clients in a variety of other industries including the automotive industry, and franchisors in the food services industry, among others.  He has also assisted clients in managing and protecting their intellectual property rights both prior to and during a bankruptcy proceeding.