Biography

Bodie B. Colwell helps banks and businesses recover money owed to them, and represents businesses in financial distress both in and out of court. Bodie recognizes that in restructuring, insolvency, and bankruptcy matters, there are limited resources; she applies practical business insight and keen attention to detail to ensure clients minimize loss and maximize financial recovery.

Bodie represents Chapter 7 trustees of corporate and consumer debtors in the liquidation of assets and litigation matters, buyers of assets in bankruptcy, and distressed health-care businesses in out-of-court workouts and liquidations. Bodie also represents lenders in commercial and consumer matters and creditors in matters involving preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance claims.

Bodie is an emerging leader in bankruptcy and restructuring. She has authored articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Journal and is actively engaged in committees of the ABI, serving as an editor for the ABI Young and New Member Committee Newsletter. Bodie is a member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and is the first New England–area attorney to be named as a semi-finalist for the IWIRC Rising Star Award.

Professional Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Newsletter Editor, Young and New Member Committee
    • Former Special Projects Leader, Young and New Member Committee
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation - Co-Chair New England Network

Honors & Recognition

  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Star, Bankruptcy: Business – 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law – 2021
  • Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies - The American Bankruptcy Institute
  • The National Association of Women Lawyers Recognition Award
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Next Generation Class of 2017
  • Semi-finalist for the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Rising Star Award, 2018

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Preti Flaherty Pro Bono Committee

Firm Highlights

News

Twenty-Three Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers

Twenty-three Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including thirteen Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

News

Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Time's Running Out on Higher Debt Limits of the Small Business Reorganization Act

As we head in to year-end holidays and activities, the clock is ticking on the CARES Act provisions that could help businesses in financial distress and save creditors’ customers – the higher-debt limit that...

Publication

Residential Evictions and the Pandemic – Landlords Beware

NOTE: This article addresses the Executive Orders, Pandemic Management Order, and CDC Order in effect on November 3, 2020. As the pandemic changes, these orders are all subject to change and this information may become...

News

48 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2021, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-eight Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2021, including four recognized on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list for attorneys earlier in their careers and four “Lawyer of the...

Publication

New Eviction Restrictions for Portland, Maine

On November 3, 2020, voters in Portland approved an amendment to the Code of Ordinances which will implement rent control and tenant protections.  The new Sec. 6-236 of the Code of Ordinances extends the...