Daniel J. Garfield

Fairfield and Woods PC
Daniel J. Garfield’s, Esq., 25-year practice focuses on bankruptcy, business transactions, and cannabis. Dan’s bankruptcy, restructuring, and distressed asset practice includes representation of clients in bankruptcy, receivership, and all matter of distressed situations, including Chapter 7 and 11 debtors, creditors’ committees, secured and unsecured lenders, shareholders, trustees, receivers, and purchasers of distressed assets. He also litigates adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court, including fraudulent transfers and preferences. He also assists clients in creditors’ rights matters in and out of court, including debt restructurings, liquidations, workouts, foreclosures, and collecting judgments. Dan’s transactional experience in a range of industries includes entity formation and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, private placements, licensing, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate governance, and joint ventures, and acts as outside general counsel for a number of businesses. Dan also provides advice to lenders and borrowers in structured finance loans. Dan is also a leading cannabis industry attorney, with experience in all issues concerning cannabis and hemp. He represents private and public companies, investors (including private equity funds and family offices), landlords, lenders, manufacturers, testing laboratories, hemp farmers, CBD manufacturers, and a wide range of ancillary businesses, including social media, consultants, and suppliers. He also provides legal opinions and regulatory advice to industry participants. Dan represented a landlord and medical marijuana caregiver in the nation’s first appellate bankruptcy case concerning the right of cannabis businesses to seek bankruptcy protection, In re Arenas, 535 B.R. 845 (B.A.P. 10th Cir. 2015). Dan is a frequent lecturer on the intersection of bankruptcy, distressed business, and cannabis. Licensed in Colorado and Oregon, Dan received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1995 and his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1989.