Bayard, P.A., a Meritas® member law firm based in Wilmington Delaware, announced that Evan T. Miller, director in Bayard, P.A.’s corporate bankruptcy group, has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association (“PBA”), effective January 1, 2021. Evan will serve a one-year term in this role. Evan has served in a variety of capacities on the PBA Business Law Section board over the years, including Communications Chair, Secretary and Treasurer; prior to joining the board, he served as chair of the Business Law Section’s Bankruptcy Committee.
One of the PBA’s oldest and largest sections, the Business Law Section offers business lawyers numerous educational opportunities across a broad range of substantive areas as well as opportunities to network with other attorneys sharing similar professional interests. The Section’s committees plan continuing legal education programs and keep their members up to date on current events in more than a dozen substantive areas.
Aside from his work with the PBA, Evan is very active in the legal community. He currently serves as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer of Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court and Education Director for the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Real Estate Committee. Evan formerly served as Chairman of the Philadelphia/Wilmington chapter of Turnaround Management Association NextGen Committee. In addition, Evan serves as one of Bayard’s two member contacts for Meritas, an invitation-only international alliance of over 175 business law firms located in over 80 countries.
Evan concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate bankruptcy and restructuring, representing debtors (both voluntary and involuntary) and trustees, in addition to asset purchasers, landlords, official committees of unsecured creditors, secured creditors, and litigants in bankruptcy courts across the country. His clientele stems from a wide range of industries, including aviation, restaurants, retail, insurance, healthcare, energy, and education, among many others. In addition to in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters, Evan has experience handling commercial litigation in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania jurisdictions, as well as Delaware Statutory Trust matters. Evan is also a certified mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is included on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators maintained by the Court.
Since 2016, Evan has been recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine as a Delaware Rising Star in the practice area of business bankruptcy. Evan was also named to Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 & 2020 40 and Under Hot List for his work in bankruptcy litigation, a practice which expands across the country.
Bayard, P.A. is a commercial law firm that also provides personal legal services. The firm combines the experience in complex legal transactions and litigation found in larger firms with the accessibility and personal attention typical of smaller firms. The firm’s mission is to understand its clients’ business or personal legal challenges without the inefficiencies associated with multiple layers of professionals. Bayard is committed to its clients’ success through innovative approaches to their most demanding business and legal challenges.