J.D., University of Michigan Law School
B.A., University of North Carolina at Asheville
Summer Chandler is a part-time faculty member and former visiting assistant professor with the College of Law. She teaches Bankruptcy.
Chandler is also an assistant professor with Concordia University School of Law. Prior to joining the academy, Chandler practiced for fifteen years in large, national and international law firms, focusing her practice on business bankruptcy, commercial real estate related litigation and transactions, and other business transactions and disputes.
Chandler frequently writes and lectures on bankruptcy, business law, and ethics and professionalism. She is also engaged in a number of professional organizations, including the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American Bar Association.
Chandler received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. While in law school, Chandler was an executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She also served as a project coordinator for the Family Law Project, an organization that represented survivors of domestic violence in family law matters.
PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS
Intellectual Property Licenses as Executory Contracts, in Choppy Waters: Navigating the Intersection of Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property (American Bankruptcy Institute, forthcoming Spring 2020) (editor and contributing author)(accepted for publication).
Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, in Georgia Business Litigation. (Ed. Robert C. Port. New York: ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2013) (co-author)(updated annually).
ARTICLES IN PROGRESS
An Economic Unit Approach to Evaluating the Payment of Undergraduate Educational Expenses as Fraudulent Transfers, 44 Vt. L. Rev. _____ (forthcoming May 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3476958
It’s All Going to Pot: Is Relief Available for Debtors in the Marijuana Business?, AM. BANKR. INST. J. Dec. 2015, at 46 (feature article).
Is It “Fair” to Discriminate in Favor of Pensioners in a Chapter 11 Plan?, Am. Bankr. Inst. J. Dec. 2014, at 22 (feature article).
The Looming Chapter 9 Battle Over State Protection of Vested Public Employee Pension Benefits, Am. Bankr. Inst. J. Nov. 2013, at 14 (cover page article) (co-author).
Maybe Taxes Aren’t So Certain Am. Bankr. Inst. J. Feb. 2013, at 12 (cover page article) (co-author).
Viewpoint: The Benefits of Serving on a Creditors Committee, DowJones Bankr. News, May 30, 2012.
Five Key Points for Franchisors to Know When its Franchisee Files for Bankruptcy, Buying Trouble Advisory Sept. 2011.
The Pros and Cons of Being a Stalking Horse Bidder for Assets in Bankruptcy, Distressed Real Estate Strategies Feb. 2010 (co-author).
Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy — Now What?, Buying Trouble Advisory (March 2009).
Preserving the Subjective Prong of Your “Ordinary Course” Defense, Business Credit Magazine Oct. 2008.
Keeping Payments “Ordinary” to Avoid Preference Exposure, Trigild News Etips June 2008.