Annecca Smith

Annecca H. Smith

(she/her/hers)

Associate

Annecca H. Smith

(she/her/hers)

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Annecca Smith concentrates her practice on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters and has cultivated a successful practice that offers clients a broad range of representation and services in those areas.

    Annecca’s work involves representation of debtors, creditors, and committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts. Her experience in bankruptcy litigation includes fraudulent transfer disputes, injunctive relief, and adversary proceedings. Annecca’s achievements include the representation of mass tort creditor committees in multiple Chapter 11 proceedings involving adversary proceedings and contested estimations concerning section 524(g) channeling injunctions; serving as co-counsel to a Chapter 11 debtor in Connecticut bankruptcy court; and representing an unsecured creditor in the successful dismissal of a chapter 11 case.  In state court, Annecca has represented a distressed investment company client in  strict foreclosure proceedings, obtaining a six-figure deficiency judgment. 

    Annecca is a well-regarded author and presenter, having published several legal updates for the firm and articles on topics in her practice areas and related litigation in the ABI Journal, the member publication of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

    Annecca’s professional associations and affiliations include active membership in the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, and the Connecticut Bar Association.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Representation of mass tort creditor committees in multiple Chapter 11 proceedings involving adversary proceedings and contested estimations concerning section 524(g) channeling injunctions. 

      • Representation of largest unsecured creditor in case involving appointment of a Chapter 11 Trustee.

      • Co-counsel to a Chapter 11 debtor in Connecticut bankruptcy court.

      • Represented distressed investment company client in state court strict foreclosure proceedings and obtained a six-figure deficiency judgment. 

      • Advised clients concerning enforcement of creditor rights.

      • Obtained restraining orders for pro bono clients seeking protection from domestic violence and abuse. 

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bankruptcy Institute (2020)

      Connecticut Bar Association (2021)

      International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (2022 - present)

      Turnaround Management Association (2022 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Named to the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) First 100 Plus Class of 2022 for demonstrating leadership and commitment to improving the lives of domestic violence survivors throughout Connecticut.

      Presented with the Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year in the “mega” category (value: above $5 billion) as part of the Global M&A Network’s 15th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards in recognition of serving as co-counsel to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (UCC) in the Mallinckrodt plc, et al. chapter 11 cases.

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Pre-Petition Liens in ‘Accounts’ May Not Survive Post-Petition Sales," co-authored with Andrew A. DePeau, published in the ABI Journal, the member publication of the American Bankruptcy Institute (May 2023)
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      "Person-Aggrieved Standing: Can the Possibility of Excessive Litigation Be Enough?" co-authored with Katherine M. Fix, published in the November 2022 edition of the ABI Journal (11/2022)
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      "Litigation-Settlement Financiers, a Secured Claim Might Be Illusory," co-authored with Patrick M. Birney, published in the ABI Journal, the member publication of the American Bankruptcy Institute (March 2022)
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    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Bad Faith Bankruptcy Filings," as part of the 2023 Connecticut Bankruptcy Conference (9/14/2023)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • July 20, 2023

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized During Global M&A Network's 2023 Turnaround Atlas Awards

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      • June 1, 2023

        Andrew DePeau and Annecca Smith Author ABI Journal Article on Why “Pre-Petition Liens in ‘Accounts’ May Not Survive Post-Petition Sales”

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      • November 14, 2022

        Katherine Fix and Annecca Smith Author ABI Journal Article on Person-Aggrieved Standing

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      • March 7, 2022

        Patrick Birney and Annecca Smith Co-Author ABI Journal Article on Litigation-Settlement Financiers

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      • November 5, 2020

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Fall Class

      R+C News Releases

      • April 18, 2022

        Alexandra Kritzman, Sandra Lautier, Stephani Roman, and Annecca Smith Named to CCADV’s First 100 Plus Class of 2022

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "An ‘Affiliate’ of a Public Company Is Barred from Reorganizing Under the Bankruptcy Code’s New Subchapter V" co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson and Patrick M. Birney (11/17/2020)