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