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Michelle has been practicing in Alaska since 1986 and focuses on commercial litigation, lender representation, and creditor’s rights in complex bankruptcy matters. Before entering private practice, she clerked for U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Herbert A. Ross from 1986 – 1988, and served as head of FDIC’s Alaska legal department for four years (1989 – 1993). Michelle has represented creditors and bank creditors in Alaska’s largest bankruptcy cases, and has also served as trustee counsel. She is currently representing creditors in Alaska’s first “mega” Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, actively defending of preference claims and other complex issues.



  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN
  • B.S. with honors, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Outstanding Justice Student of the Year in 1983



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Michelle Boutin - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Bankruptcy Law - Alaska

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