Garry Appel

Adjunct Faculty

Appel & Lucas, P.C.
1660 17th Street
Suite 200
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: (303) 297-9800

Garry Appel, is a shareholder of the law firm of Appel & Lucas, P.C. His practice has focused over the years on complex commercial reorganizations, bankruptcy litigation and bankruptcy acquisitions. In addition, he has extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts in complex business litigation matters. He has acquired expertise in many industries, including real estate, electric utility, uranium, computers and electronics, meat packing, airlines, oil and gas, hardware, and the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and service industries.

Mr. Appel is a 1978 graduate of the University of Colorado Law School, is admitted to practice before all Colorado state and federal courts and has been admitted to practice in particular cases in state and federal courts in numerous localities throughout the United States.

Mr. Appel has been an active member of the Colorado Bar Association. He has served as chairman of Bar Association committees and as a member of the Colorado Bar Business Section Council. Mr. Appel is the past chairman of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Colorado Bar Association and the former chair of the local Bankruptcy Rules Revision Committee.

Mr. Appel has lectured and written extensively on various topics, including bankruptcy and commercial law, deposition and discovery practice and procedure and state and federal discovery rules. Examples of publications include:

Collections and the Bankruptcy Code, PESI, 1984
Plans of Reorganization, NBI 1986
Bankruptcy Fundamentals and Developments, LSI 1987
Foreclosure Against Debtors in Bankruptcy, CES 1987
Equitable Subordination in Colorado, NBI 1988
The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, NBI 1989
Negotiations in Bankruptcy, Lorman 1989
Real Estate Reorganizations, PESI 1990
Winning Techniques in Bankruptcy Negotiation, Lorman 1990
Piercing the Corporate Veil, NBI 1993
Partnership Liabilities and Charging Orders, NBI 1994
Colorado Garnishment Law, NBI 1995
Taking Effective Depositions, Lorman 1995, 1996, 1997
Aggressive Use of the Involuntary Petition, CLE Int'l 1996
Issues in Chapter 11, Continuing Education Services, 1997
Good Faith Filing Issues in Bankruptcy, CLE of Colorado, Inc, 1999
The Digital Office, Colorado Lawyer, Feb. 2001
Bankruptcy In Colorado: A Creditor's Perspective, Lorman, 2002
Judgment Enforcement in Colorado, Lorman, 2002
Bankruptcy In Colorado, Lorman, 2003
Successful Judgment Collections In Colorado, NBI, 2003
Colorado Foreclosure and Repossession, NMI, 2003

Mr. Appel is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver, teaching Bankruptcy Law, and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Colorado, teaching Creditor's Rights and Debtor's Remedies.

Mr. Appel has served as an expert witness in state, federal and foreign courts on a variety of issues, including Colorado commercial law, bankruptcy law, the reasonableness of attorney's fees and attorney standards of care.


Spring 2017 Secured Transactions LAWS 6021-001
Spring 2017 Accounting Issues for Lawyers LAWS 6281-001
Spring 2017 Accounting Issues for Lawyers LAWS 6281-902
Fall 2015 Creditors' Remedies and Debtors' Protections LAWS 7011-001
Fall 2014 Creditors' Remedies and Debtors' Protections LAWS 7011-001
Fall 2012 Creditors' Remedies and Debtors' Protections LAWS 7011-001