corporate bankruptcy litigator in minneapolis, mn

Mychal Bruggeman

Phone: 612.465.0347
Fax: 612.746.0310

Mychal joined Manty & Associates, P.A. in 2014 to focus on financial litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ remedies, and banking. After gaining experience in prior positions at the United States Department of Justice and a larger Minneapolis commercial law firm, Mychal arrived at M&A having already served as lead counsel in cases before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, as well as federal, state, and bankruptcy courts in Minnesota and throughout the country.  He has conducted trials and evidentiary hearings as lead counsel, and has argued and conducted more than 100 hearings and depositions.  He has been responsible for substantial litigation in several large recent bankruptcies and receiverships in Minnesota, including Hecker, Petters, First United Funding, Austin Packaging Company and Genmar.  With the experience of representing banks throughout his career and bolstered by his long-term involvement in the Risk Management Association, Mychal rounds out his practice by counseling financial institutions on a wide array of matters. 

Clients speak favorably of Mychal in terms of his zeal, commitment, and candor.  As his client, Mychal believes you must receive complete information and thorough advice as to your options, but most importantly, you absolutely deserve a committed advocate for your position. 

Outside of the office, enjoys cooking for his household.  He is a member of Roseville Covenant Church. Long ago, he was a guitarist and collaborated in song writing in a garage band called The Drive, and enjoyed playing Minneapolis venues such as The Fine Line Café, The Cabooze, 7th Street Entry, and Mario’s Keller Bar

Practice Areas:

Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences
Chapter 13 Lien Stripping Defense
Chapter 11 Secured Creditor Representation
Trustee and Receiver Representation
Financial Litigation 
Defaulted Loans and Workouts

General Banking


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Bar Admissions:

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


Super Lawyers’ “Rising Star” in creditor remedies and bankruptcy, 2012-2015


Risk Management Association
     YP Committee, 2007-2010
     Ad Hoc Counsel and Ex-Officio Board Member, 2015
Turnaround Management Association
Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota Bar Association
     Editor of Bankruptcy Bulletin, 2008-present
     Education Chair, 2013-2014
     Treasure 2014-2015

Bank Holding Company Association
American Bankruptcy Institute

Phone: 612.465.0990 Fax 612.746.0310