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Ryan C. Cadwallader

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Cadwallader is a member of the firm’s Litigation section.  His practice focuses on helping individuals and businesses resolve disputes and solve problems in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor’s rights and commercial litigation. 


Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • Represented commercial real estate buyer in navigating § 363 asset sale process in event-center chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Represented commercial landlords with issues related to rejection and assumption of non-residential leases in various bankruptcy matters, including Toys “R” Us, Inc., Shopko, Payless Holdings LLC, Sears Holding Corporation, and Mattress Firm, Inc.
  • Represented creditors in trustee avoidance actions, including preferences and fraudulent transfer litigation and negotiated favorable settlements.   
  • Represented creditors in contested matters and adversary proceedings, including objections to dischargeability and relief from the automatic stay.
  • Represented chapter 13 trustee in hundreds of hearings respecting plan confirmation and motion practice. Conducted hundreds of § 341 Meetings investigating debtors on behalf of trustee.  Represented trustee in evidentiary hearings.   

Litigation Experience

  • Successfully defended seller on motion for summary judgment against all of buyer’s claims, including fraudulent concealment and negligent misrepresentation related to sale of real estate.
  • Drafted successful motion to dismiss multi-count complaint asserting third party contract and breach of contract theories respecting lease agreement.
  • Drafted discovery requests and responses related to commercial business disputes.
  • Conducted discovery collection, review, and production on matters related to intellectual property, business disputes, and Department of Justice and SEC investigations.

Representative Cases

  • In re Petersen, 561 B.R. 788 (Bankr. D. Utah 2016).
  • In re Cannon, 521 B.R. 686 (D. Utah 2014).
  • In re Cannon, No. 13-24366, 2013 WL 6499304 (Bankr. D. Utah Dec. 11, 2013)



  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Note & Comment Editor for the Journal of Law and Family Studies
  • Utah State University, B.S. Political Science, cum laude, 2005


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Kevin R. Anderson, bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah, 2016 - 2017
  • Extern, Honorable Richard L. Speer, bankruptcy judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Northern Ohio, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2011


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum
  • CLE Coordinator, Utah Bankruptcy Section, Utah State Bar