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Sheila R. Schwager

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5261
EMAIL   sschwager@hawleytroxell.com
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Sheila Schwager is co-chair of the Creditor Rights/Bankruptcy practice group and focuses her practice on creditor rights and bankruptcy, including the representation of consumer and commercial lenders involving the Uniform Commercial Code, federal and state lending laws, foreclosures, collections, workouts, and the defense of lender liability claims. She has experience with State and Federal consumer protection laws on behalf of creditors, including federal and state telemarketing laws, credit reports, Fair Debt Collection Procedure Act, and loan workouts. Ms. Schwager has substantial experience in a wide variety of legal issues that arise in the auction industry. She also participates in litigation and trials in California and has appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Significant Representation

Ms. Schwager represents a number of creditors including:

  • Idaho Independent Bank
  • Columbia Bank
  • Sunwest Bank
  • Bank of the Cascades
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Boise Cascade
  • Simplot
  • Crop Production Services
  • Seterus
  • Ocwen
  • Green Tree
  • CNH
  • BMW Financial Services
  • Magic Valley Bank
  • Glacier Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chase
  • John Davidson, Chapter 11 Trustee

She also represents creditors in the defense of bankruptcy preference actions across the United States, such as ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel, LLC.

Pro Bono
Ms. Schwager conducts pro bono services for the Idaho State Bar, including, but not limited to, participating in the Bankruptcy Hotline, acting as an arbitrator for attorney fee dispute cases that have arisen between local attorneys and their clients and is involved with I-CARE, an educational group of professionals working with high schools to provide credit issue counseling and education. She also participated as an Attorney Mentor in Youth Court and in mock trial presentations for the local high schools.

Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho, J.D., summa cum laude, 1994

UNDERGRADUATE: University of Idaho, B.S., cum laude, 1991

Community Activities

Idaho Humane Society, Vice President, 2015-2016, Secretary, 2013-2015, Board of Directors, 2012-present

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise Program, 2000-2002

Citizens Advisory Committee for the Ada Planning Association, 1998-2000

 


sheila-schwager

Sheila R. Schwager

Partner
PHONE   208.344.6000
FAX   208.954.5261
EMAIL   sschwager@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Sheila Schwager is co-chair of the Creditor Rights/Bankruptcy practice group and focuses her practice on creditor rights and bankruptcy, including the representation of consumer and commercial lenders involving the Uniform Commercial Code, federal and state lending laws, foreclosures, collections, workouts, and the defense of lender liability claims. She has experience with State and Federal consumer protection laws on behalf of creditors, including federal and state telemarketing laws, credit reports, Fair Debt Collection Procedure Act, and loan workouts. Ms. Schwager has substantial experience in a wide variety of legal issues that arise in the auction industry. She also participates in litigation and trials in California and has appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Significant Representation

Ms. Schwager represents a number of creditors including:

  • Idaho Independent Bank
  • Columbia Bank
  • Sunwest Bank
  • Bank of the Cascades
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Boise Cascade
  • Simplot
  • Crop Production Services
  • Seterus
  • Ocwen
  • Green Tree
  • CNH
  • BMW Financial Services
  • Magic Valley Bank
  • Glacier Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chase
  • John Davidson, Chapter 11 Trustee

She also represents creditors in the defense of bankruptcy preference actions across the United States, such as ARAMARK Uniform and Career Apparel, LLC.

Pro Bono
Ms. Schwager conducts pro bono services for the Idaho State Bar, including, but not limited to, participating in the Bankruptcy Hotline, acting as an arbitrator for attorney fee dispute cases that have arisen between local attorneys and their clients and is involved with I-CARE, an educational group of professionals working with high schools to provide credit issue counseling and education. She also participated as an Attorney Mentor in Youth Court and in mock trial presentations for the local high schools.

Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Idaho, J.D., summa cum laude, 1994

UNDERGRADUATE: University of Idaho, B.S., cum laude, 1991

Community Activities

Idaho Humane Society, Vice President, 2015-2016, Secretary, 2013-2015, Board of Directors, 2012-present

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise Program, 2000-2002

Citizens Advisory Committee for the Ada Planning Association, 1998-2000

 


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Idaho State Bar, Chairperson for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Advisory Committee on Local Rules, 2006-present

Idaho State Bar, Governing Board Member of the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2002-2008

Idaho State Bar, Idaho Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, since 1994

Idaho State Bar, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Advisory Committee on Local Rules 2004-2005

ABI (American Bankruptcy Institute)

American Bar Association

Accomplishments

Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law, Partner, 2015

Idaho Business Review, Women of the Year, 2014

Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2013-2015

Chambers & Partners – Bankruptcy & Restructuring, since 2008

Professionalism Award from the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar, 2009

Idaho Business Review, Accomplished Under 40 award recipient, 2005

Women’s & Children’s Alliance (WCA) Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) award recipient, 2005

Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Rated