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Samuel M. Kidder

Samuel M. Kidder is an associate with KTB&S.

Mr. Kidder received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the UCLA Law Review.  Mr. Kidder’s article on amendments to Bankruptcy Rule 2019 was published in the UCLA Law Review.  Mr. Kidder twice received the Lawrence E. Irell Prize for achieving the highest grade-point average in his class after the first and second year of law school. 

Prior to joining KTB&S in 2012, Mr. Kidder served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kim McLane Wardlaw, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Mr. Kidder worked as a bankruptcy and restructuring attorney in the Denver office of a large national law firm from 2015 to 2017, before re-joining KTB&S in 2018.

Mr. Kidder represents clients in commercial bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, and out-of-court restructurings.  On the debtor side, Mr. Kidder has experience across a broad range of industries, including healthcare, retail, and technology.  Mr. Kidder also represented Jefferson County, Alabama in its chapter 9 case (the largest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history until Detroit’s filing).  On the creditor side, Mr. Kidder has represented creditors’ committees, secured creditors, DIP lenders, landlords, oil and gas royalty interest holders, and other parties in interest. 

Mr. Kidder is licensed to practice law in both California and Colorado.