Evan T. Miller / Director

Evan T. Miller is a director at Bayard. 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, vendors, and preference and fraudulent transfer litigants in bankruptcy courts across the country. His clientele stems from a wide range of industries, including aviation, blockchain/cryptocurrency, restaurants, insurance, retail, healthcare, energy, and education, among many others, and he has worked with them on both in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters. He is a frequent speaker and author on these topics and others in the restructuring space, including with respect to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the treatment and valuation of virtual assets in bankruptcy. 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.  He has also served as an expert witness in the areas of restructuring and insolvency.

Since 2016, Evan has been recognized by Super Lawyers® magazine as a Delaware Rising Star in the area of business bankruptcy. He has also been named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List since 2019 for his nationwide practice in bankruptcy litigation, and a Delaware Today Top Lawyer since 2021. Evan was likewise named (i) a 2021 Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor and (ii) an ABI 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader in Insolvency Honoree. In 2022, Evan was named an Americas Rising Star Dealmaker by the Global M&A Network, while Chambers USA also recognized Evan in 2022 for his work in bankruptcy and restructuring in Delaware.

Evan created and maintains the Avoidance Action Update Blog at https://www.bayardlaw.com/blog, which tracks the latest developments in avoidance action case law and jurisprudence.

Evan is very active in the local and national restructuring community, currently serving as Vice Chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s (ABI) Real Estate Committee, executive board member of the Turnaround Management Association Philadelphia/Wilmington (TMA) chapter (whose scope covers the Philadelphia metro area, the state of Delaware, and southern New Jersey), Treasurer of Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, and Chair of the Business Law Section for the Philadelphia Bar Association, of which he was formerly the Vice-Chair, Communications Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.  Previously, Evan served as Chairman of TMA NextGen, Chairman of ABI’s Young & New Members Committee, Chairman and Treasurer of the Delaware State Bar Association’s (DSBA) Young Lawyer Section, Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy Committee for the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, and Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee.

Evan currently serves as one of two member contacts for Meritas, an invitation-only international alliance of over 175 business law firms located in over 80 countries. Bayard is the sole Delaware member of Meritas.

Before joining Bayard, Evan graduated cum laude from the Delaware Law School, as well as with Honors from the Delaware Law School’s Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. While in law school, Evan served as the Internal Managing Editor of the Widener Law Review for the 2008-2009 academic year. He was also on the executive board of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, serving as New Member Competition Chairperson, and being awarded Outstanding Executive Board Member during that time. During 2006-2007, Evan served as a legal intern to the Honorable Chandlee Kuhn, Chief Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware. In his final year of law school, Evan served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Prior to law school, Evan was the recipient of the John J. Serff academic scholarship and a member of several honor societies while attending Bloomsburg University.

Representative Matters:


  • Kettner Investments, LLC – lead debtor’s counsel to long-term equity investor in companies engaged in the legal hemp industry and pharmaceutical drug and medical tests development, including tests for the COVID-19 virus.
  • American Blue Ribbon Holdings, LLC – co-counsel to debtor restaurant chain comprised of more than 170 locations.  Oversaw reorganization of the same following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Superior Air Charter, LLC – lead debtor’s counsel to FAA certified Part 135 charter air carrier, confirming a plan of reorganization within 4.5 months of filing and restructuring approximately $70 million of debt.
  • Life Settlements Absolute Return, LLC – co-counsel to special purpose vehicle debtor created to invest in life insurance policies in the life settlement market. Concluded a sale of all assets.
  • Verengo, Inc. – debtor’s counsel to residential solar panel installer, which was at one time one of the largest such companies in the United States.  Confirmed plan of reorganization within 7 months of petition date.
  • Parallel Energy LP – co-counsel to oil and gas debtor engaged in acquiring, owning, developing and operating long-life oil and natural gas properties in Texas and Oklahoma.  Case resulted in the sale of substantially all of the debtor’s assets under 11 U.S.C. § 363.


  • Arandell Holdings, Inc. – co-counsel to unsecured creditors committee for commercial printing company.
  • Libbey, Inc. – co-counsel to unsecured creditors committee for tableware manufacturer and distributor.
  • Xtera Communications Inc. – co-counsel to unsecured creditors committee for network infrastructure company that provided transport solutions to telecommunications service providers, content service providers, data center operators, enterprises and government entities.
  • SeaStar Holdings Inc. – counsel to unsecured creditors committee for San Juan-based passenger airline.
  • Endeavour Operating Corp. – co-counsel to unsecured creditors committee for independent oil and gas exploration and production company

Trustee Representations

  • Mallinckrodt – co-counsel to indenture trustee for $1.6 billion Senior Notes in opioid bankruptcy.
  • Geokinetics, Inc. – co-counsel to liquidating trustee for geoscience services provider to the oil and gas industry.
  • Verengo, Inc. – counsel to trustee formed following confirmation of plan of reorganization.  Oversaw litigation of numerous fraudulent transfer and preference action matters, as well as final claims reconciliation.
  • Stirling Energy Sys., Inc. – co-counsel to Chapter 7 trustee for the estate of renewable energy company.
  • American Remanufacturers, Inc. – co-counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee for the estate of auto parts supplier.

Landlord Representations 

  • YouFit Health Clubs, LLC – counsel to landlord in fitness club bankruptcy.
  • Ascena Retail Group, Inc. – counsel to landlord in retail bankruptcy.
  • 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, Inc. – co-counsel to landlord in fitness club bankruptcy.
  • Earth Fare, Inc. – counsel to landlord in grocer bankruptcy.
  • The Krystal Company – counsel to landlord in restaurant bankruptcy.

Professional Biography

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware (2009)
  • New Jersey (2010)
  • Pennsylvania (2010)

Court Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association


  • B.A., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • J.D., cum laude, Delaware Law School (2009)


Recent Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, Views from the Bench, Valuing the Difficult Asset, November 2022
  • Panelist, Strafford Webinar, Partnership and LLC Bankruptcies: Unique Legal Issues and Recent Case Law Developments, October 2022
  • Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute abiLIVE! Webinar, Dealing with Digital Assets, August 2022
  • Moderator, Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section, "Giants" Speaker Series, June 2022
  • Moderator, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Essential Concepts in Hospitality Industry Legal Issues, April 2022
  • Moderator, American Bankruptcy Institute, Essential Concepts in Hospitality Industry Legal Issues , February 2022
  • Panelist, Eastern Washington Bar Association Seminar, Overturning Adverse Bankruptcy Decisions: Bankruptcy Appellate Rules, Flexible Finality, Mootness and Jurisdiction, August 2021
  • Panelist, Strafford Webinar, Overturning Adverse Bankruptcy Court Decisions, June 2021
  • Panelist, American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Conference, Money Talks: Getting Retained and Paid (Ethically) by the Bankruptcy Estate, December 2020
  • Panelist, TMA Philadelphia/Wilmington Chapter event, Delaware CLE and Cocktails, October 2018
  • Panel Coordinator, American Bankruptcy Institute Spring Meeting, Stern Revisited: In Re Millennium Lab Holdings and Beyond, April 2018
  • Panelist, TMA Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium, NextGen – What's Ahead for 2017, June 2017
  • Moderator, Philadelphia Bar Association, Lunch with the Bankruptcy Judges, October 2016
  • Moderator, Delaware State Bar Association, Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations, February 2015.
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Adventures In Avoidance Actions: What You Need to Know to Navigate Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, December 2014.
  • Moderator, Philadelphia Bar Association Bankruptcy Committee, Lunch with the Bankruptcy Judges, May 2014.
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