Pierce Atwood LLP

Keith J Cunningham

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Practice Areas

Keith Cunningham provides business and legal counsel to clients in bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, debt financings and commercial transactions. Keith's representation encompasses a wide range of interests, including secured creditors, trade creditors, public utilities, government agencies, forward contract merchants, lessors, licensors, licensees, and purchasers. Keith has particular expertise in energy industry matters. He has substantial experience in matters involving adequate protection, forward contracts and master netting agreements, setoff and recoupment, cash collateral, claims allowance and litigation, preference and fraudulent transfer risk management and defense, and Chapter 11 plan issues. In addition to his bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice, Keith is also regularly called upon by clients to help structure, negotiate and document complex secured and unsecured credit facilities and commercial agreements. Keith is Chair of the firm’s legal opinion committee and represents the firm at the biannual meetings of the national Working Group on Legal Opinions.


Keith has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® for bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law since 2006.

Professional Memberships

Member, Maine State Bar Association and American Bankruptcy Institute.


J.D., Emory University School of Law; B.S. (cum laude), University of New Hampshire.