Jeremy R. Fischer


207.253.0569 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Deb McKenney


  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.A., summa cum laude


  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, First Circuit
  • Appeared pro hac vice in state courts in Illinois, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky; the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and the Eastern District of Kentucky; and the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts, Delaware, Nebraska, Maryland, South Carolina, the Eastern District of Kentucky, the Northern District of Illinois, the Western District of Arkansas, and the Northern District of Ohio.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    Bankruptcy Litigation Committee, Special Projects Director
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    Northeast Advisory Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association
    Maine Advisory Committee
  • Maine State Bar Association


  • Maine Legislature, House Chairman of Appropriations Committee
    Former Member (2002-2008)
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Adjunct Professor
  • Jobs For Maine's Graduates
    Board Member
  • University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors
    Board Member

Jeremy is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights. He represents clients in distressed commercial matters from the first sign of trouble through the most complex financial restructuring or chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Jeremy has substantial experience in bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and bankruptcy appellate matters across northern New England and around the country. His clients include secured and unsecured creditors (including official and ad hoc committees), asset purchasers, trustees, DIP lenders, insurance companies, contract counterparties, directors/officers, and debtors. He also regularly represents parties in out-of-court debt restructurings, receiverships, and debtor/creditor litigation.

Jeremy previously served three terms in the Maine Legislature, where he was House Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He now teaches business law at the University of Maine School of Law, serves on numerous civic and professional boards and committees, and regularly appears as a political analyst on local TV and radio.


  • New England Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Rising Star
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
  • Best Lawyers USA, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law


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  • Bankruptcy Changes in a Changing Bankruptcy Landscape
    September 18, 2017
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Bankruptcy Conference
    July 22, 2017
  • Complex Commercial Valuation
    July 10, 2015