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Brent Wilson

Associate
PHONE   208.388.4852
FAX   208.954.5209
EMAIL   bwilson@hawleytroxell.com
Brent Wilson
 

Brent R. Wilson concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor rights, banking, and commercial litigation.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights

Brent has experience representing creditors in exception to discharge adversary proceedings, defending creditor proofs of claim, and defending creditors against chapter 7 trustee preference and fraudulent transfer adversary proceedings.
In addition, Brent has represented both individual and business debtors in chapter 7 liquidation proceedings and chapter 11 reorganizations. Among other successes in representing debtors, Brent, as lead counsel, has confirmed two complex, individual chapter 11 plans over the objection of creditors in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Brent frequently writes articles on bankruptcy issues for the Hawley Troxell banking blog and other publications.

Banking

Brent represents a wide variety of lenders in the documentation and due diligence necessary for securitized lending, compliance with Idaho’s commercial lending laws and regulations, loan documentation, and collection. In addition, Brent has experience in perfecting security interests pursuant to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Commercial Litigation

In addition to the bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation, Brent has experience defending a corporate client in a federal jury trial breach of contract case under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Brent also has extensive experience in motion practice before bankruptcy, federal district courts, and state courts.

Past Experience

Before coming to Hawley Troxell, Brent was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jim D. Pappas in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho and for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit. Prior to moving to Boise for the clerkship with Judge Pappas, Brent practiced at a bankruptcy firm in Chicago, Illinois.

In law school, Brent was a judicial extern for the Honorable Bruce W. Black in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and for the Honorable John W. Darrah in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, during law school, Brent was an extern with the United States Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois where he appeared on behalf of the U.S. Trustee in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois as a senior law student.

Before attending law school, Brent was an adjuster for Zurich North America for four years. In this position Brent investigated, negotiated, and resolved automobile and general liability claims against Zurich corporate insureds. Brent also managed outside counsel on litigated claims as well as participated in mediations and arbitrations.


 Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Idaho/Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, July 2012-July 2015

Education

LAW SCHOOL: John Marshall Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

Editorial Board, Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review, 2010-2011

UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University, B.A., 2002


Brent Wilson

Brent Wilson

Associate
PHONE   208.388.4852
FAX   208.954.5209
EMAIL   bwilson@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Brent R. Wilson concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor rights, banking, and commercial litigation.

Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights

Brent has experience representing creditors in exception to discharge adversary proceedings, defending creditor proofs of claim, and defending creditors against chapter 7 trustee preference and fraudulent transfer adversary proceedings.
In addition, Brent has represented both individual and business debtors in chapter 7 liquidation proceedings and chapter 11 reorganizations. Among other successes in representing debtors, Brent, as lead counsel, has confirmed two complex, individual chapter 11 plans over the objection of creditors in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Brent frequently writes articles on bankruptcy issues for the Hawley Troxell banking blog and other publications.

Banking

Brent represents a wide variety of lenders in the documentation and due diligence necessary for securitized lending, compliance with Idaho’s commercial lending laws and regulations, loan documentation, and collection. In addition, Brent has experience in perfecting security interests pursuant to Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Commercial Litigation

In addition to the bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation, Brent has experience defending a corporate client in a federal jury trial breach of contract case under Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Brent also has extensive experience in motion practice before bankruptcy, federal district courts, and state courts.

Past Experience

Before coming to Hawley Troxell, Brent was a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jim D. Pappas in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho and for the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit. Prior to moving to Boise for the clerkship with Judge Pappas, Brent practiced at a bankruptcy firm in Chicago, Illinois.

In law school, Brent was a judicial extern for the Honorable Bruce W. Black in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois and for the Honorable John W. Darrah in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In addition, during law school, Brent was an extern with the United States Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois where he appeared on behalf of the U.S. Trustee in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois as a senior law student.

Before attending law school, Brent was an adjuster for Zurich North America for four years. In this position Brent investigated, negotiated, and resolved automobile and general liability claims against Zurich corporate insureds. Brent also managed outside counsel on litigated claims as well as participated in mediations and arbitrations.


 Practice Areas

Clerkship

Honorable Jim D. Pappas, U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of Idaho/Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit, July 2012-July 2015

Education

LAW SCHOOL: John Marshall Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011

Editorial Board, Student Publications Editor, The John Marshall Law Review, 2010-2011

UNDERGRADUATE: Indiana University, B.A., 2002


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Idaho State Bar, October 4, 2012

Illinois State Bar, May 5, 2011

Northern District Court of Illinois, 2011

District Court of Idaho, 2012


Articles & Publications

Articles & Presentations

“Underwater” Lienholders Breathe Easy, You’re Still “Secured” by 11 U.S.C.§ 506(d), Hawley Troxell Banking Newsletter, October 5, 2015.

Speaker, 2013 Bankruptcy Case Review, 32nd Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, February 6-8, 2014, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

A Penny for your Thoughts: How Much for a Debtor’s Life Story?, Idaho State Bar, 2013

Speaker, Bankruptcy Law Case Review, Fourth District Bar Association Spring Case Review and Law Update, April 2, 2013, Boise, Idaho

Speaker, 2012 Bankruptcy Case Review, 31st Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, February 28-March 2, 2013, McCall, Idaho

The “Current Monthly Income” Debate: Unemployment Compensation as a “Benefit Received Under the Social Security Act”?, 44 J. Marshall L. Rev. 801(2011)

Is the Almighty Entitled to the Almighty Dollar of the Bankrupt? Free Exercise Issues in the Bankruptcy Code, April 5, 2011

In re Kucharz: Unemployment Compensation Included in a Debtor’s “Current Monthly Income” Calculation Although it is a “Surprisingly Difficult Question”, Illinois State Bar Association: Commercial, Banking and Bankruptcy Law Newsletter, March 2010