Kayla is a business attorney with both transactional and litigation experience. She provides general and transactional representation to mid-sized businesses and publicly held companies in various industries, including financial, agribusiness, manufacturing, distribution, insurance, and professional services.

Kayla advises debtors and creditors in and out of bankruptcy, including representing clients in national Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Her experience includes business reorganization, restructuring, and liquidation and representing buyers, sellers, and lenders in distressed sales transactions.


Kayla represents debtors, creditors, committees, and other interested parties in bankruptcy, including national Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. She also advises companies and boards of directors on pre-bankruptcy contingency planning, working to develop out-of-court solutions while also laying the necessary foundation for a successful bankruptcy proceeding if necessary.

Her experience includes advising Chapter 11 debtors in the agribusiness, real estate, for-profit college, finance, and manufacturing industries. She also represents clients in defending avoidance actions, advising on debtor-in-possession credit facilities, and working with potential buyers in navigating the 363-sale process.

Credit Workout

Kayla represents creditors in developing workout, reorganization, or liquidation strategies designed to maximize recoveries while minimizing risk. Kayla’s depth of experience in creditors’ rights matters allows her to bring practical strategies to her clients and to know when litigation is needed or when an out-of-court solution presents the best outcome for her client.

Commercial and Sale Transactions

Kayla has specific experience in managing distressed sale transactions, including navigating the unique issues and exigencies presented by a seller’s insolvency and building consensus among multiple constituencies. She also represents clients in the preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts.

Kayla is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Purdue University. She devotes substantial time to pro bono work and civic organizations and is passionate about advocating for initiatives promoting well-being in the practice of law.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2023); Commercial Transactions / UCC Law (2023)

  • Finalist, Best & Brightest Awards, Law Category (2022)

  • Honoree, “40 Under 40,” American Bankruptcy Institute (2020)

  • Honoree, Leadership in Law – Up and Coming Lawyer, Indiana Lawyer (2017)

  • Honoree, Pro Bono Honor Roll, U.S. District for the Southern District of Indiana (2016)

  • Honoree, Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Bankruptcy: Business (2016-2019)

All Service Areas


  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (2010)

    J.D., summa cum laude
    Articles Editor, Indiana Law Review (2010)

  • Purdue University (2006)

    B.A., English


  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • Executive Women in Finance

    Board Member

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section

  • American Bankruptcy Institute


Community Involvement

  • The Arc of Greater Boone County

    Past Board Member (2013-2022)

  • Indiana Federal Community Defenders

    Past Board Member (2014-2020)

  • Heartland Pro Bono Council

    Past Board Member (2016-2018)

  • United Way of Central Indiana

    Leadership United, 2012-2013 Class

  • Indiana Legal Answers


  • Ask a Lawyer Clinic


  • Expungement Clinic (Re-Entry Fair)