Keith J. Cunningham


Keith Cunningham is Business Practice Group Chair, as well as Chair of Pierce Atwood's Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights team. Keith has provided business and legal counsel to clients in bankruptcy and creditors' rights matters, debt financings and commercial transactions since 1988. "Praised by clients for his ‘very practical and strategic advice,'" (Chambers USA 2012), 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 is particularly noted for his expertise in energy industry matters.  Keith 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.



Emory University School of Law, J.D., Executive Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal, (1988)

University of New Hampshire, cum laude, (1983)

Bar Admissions


New Hampshire


U.S. District Court, District of Maine

U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

125 Years