April represents both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, workouts, and commercial litigation in federal and state courts in Kentucky and Indiana. Representations have included major corporations, small business owners, trustees, and creditor committees. April has also assisted organizations in wind down operations, serving as a receiver and advisor. Prior to joining the firm, April spent ten years working on Wall Street and in corporate strategy for Fortune 50 companies. April’s business experience helps her provide high-quality and cost-effective legal representation.
Representative Cases and Achievements
VNB New York, LLC, Case No. 10-CI-00250 Butler Circuit Court, Kentucky; Case No. 10-CI-405021 Jefferson Circuity Court; Case No. 11-CI-00131 Grayson Circuit Court, Kentucky. Served as counsel to FDIC appointed receiver in collecting receivables for failed back. Successfully obtained motions for summary judgment on receiver’s claims as well as successfully obtaining motions to dismiss for counter claims asserted against receiver.
Dean v. ZFX Property Holdings, LLC, Case No. 17-CI-002750, Jefferson Circuit Court, Kentucky. Served as counsel to court-appointed receiver for property holding company in dispute between company's members.
U.S. Bank National Association, et al. v. Inland American Lexington, Bellerive, LLC, Case No. 17-CI-00582.
In re Xcelerated, LLC, Chapter 11 Case No. 17-20886-grs, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Currently represent consumer marketing data company with approximately $3 M in debt in chapter 11 case, where debtor is seeking to sell business as a going-concern.
In re Advanced TENORM Services L.L.C., et al., Chapter 7 Case No. 17-10080-grs, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Currently represent two small businesses and an individual that were facing large significant litigation and environmental claims as chapter 7 debtors.
In re Chieftain Steel, LLC et al., Chapter 11 Case No. 16-10407-JAL, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Represented creditors committee in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of two industrial companies with low 8 figures of debt. Negotiated for terms in confirmed plan of reorganization that provided payment of administrative expense claims, guaranteed recovery to unsecured creditors, and additional payments to unsecured creditors if reorganized company performed well
Asset Purchaser Representations
In re Heyl & Patterson, Inc., Chapter 11 Case No. 16-21620-CMB, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Represented stalking horse purchase in successful acquisition of a division of the debtor’s company via section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Chapter 7 Trustee, Liquidating Trust and Receiver Representations
In re Licking River Mining, LLC, et al., Chapter 7 Case No. 14-10201-tnw, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Currently represent chapter 7 trustee of affiliated bankrupt coal companies in various matters, including, but not limited to pursuit of estate causes of action.
Secured Creditor Representations
In re CRS Reprocessing, LLC, Chapter 11 Case No. 17-32565-acs, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Represents secured creditor and equity holder of the debtor, an industrial fluid reprocessing company with over $40M in debt. On behalf of client obtained entry and order authorizing client to provide post-petition date financing to the debtor secured by a primary on lien on all of the debtor's assets. The primary nature of the lien was heavily contested, and ultimately the client acquired the debtor's assets via credit bid in a section 363 sale.
Representations of Defendants in Adversary Proceedings and As Creditors
In re Clemmens, Chapter 11 Case No. 15-32294-THF, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Represented petitioning creditors to commence involuntary chapter 11 bankruptcy case against putative debtor. Negotiated successful end to the case via mediation which restructured putative debtor’s secured debt and satisfied claims of other petitioning creditors.
- Recognized in Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2019
- University of Louisville Alumni of the Month - September 2016
- Named Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer by the Legal Aid Society, 2014
- Mercy Academy Alumnae of the Year, 2006
- Analyst Team voted by Institutional Investor #2 on Wall Street in 2007 and 2006, and #3 in 2005
- Phi Beta Kappa Society
- Federalist Society, President Louisville Chapter
- American Bankruptcy Institute, New and Young Member Division Committee Member
- Louis D. Brandeis American Inns of Court
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association
- Louisville Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section, Chair
- Women’s Lawyer Association of Jefferson County
- Pro Bono Committee, Bingham Greenebaum Doll
- Ignite Louisville, Class of 2015
- Honeywell International, Inc., Finance and Corporate Strategy, 2008-2010
- Citigroup, Investment Banking Division, 2005-2008
- Peace Corps, 2004-2005
- Prudential, Investment Banking Division, 2000-2004
- Commissioner, Executive Branch Ethics Commission for Commonwealth of Kentucky
- City Attorney, City of Glenview Hills
- Legal Aid Society Volunteer, Named Outstanding Lawyer of Year 2014, 2018
- ABI CARE Program volunteer, 2015-Present
- Peace Corps Volunteer, 2004-2005
Contributions & Published Works
- "If Student Debt Relief Spurs Rational Lending, Can For-Profit Universities Survive?" By April A. Wimberg, American Bankruptcy Institute, June 2015
- "Comparing the Education Bubble to the Housing Bubble: Will Universities Be Too Big to Fail?" By April A. Wimberg, University of Louisville Law Review, 2012
- Bankruptcy filings are expected to rise in 2016. Are there any steps I should take to protect myself and my business?01.22.2016
- April A. Wimberg Appointed as Member of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin06.26.2018
- April A. Wimberg Named September 2016 University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law Alum of the Month09.02.2016
- "Constitutional Conundrums: Historical Perspectives on the U.S. Constitution," The Filson Institute Public Conference - The People's Constitution: Our 18th Century Constitution in Modern Context, November 4, 2016
- "What is Property of the Estate?" Fourth Annual Bankruptcy Law Institute, September 16, 2016
University of Kentucky, B.A., Political Science, 2000
University of Louisville, J.D., 2013
Bellarmine University, MBA, 2010
Bar & Court Admissions
- Kentucky, 2013
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Six Sigma Green Belt
Attained Securities Licenses 7, 63, 65, 86 and 87