Brent R. Wilson concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and finance.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
Brent has experience representing secured and unsecured creditors in all phases of the chapter 7, chapter 11, chapter 12, and chapter 13 process, in defending creditor proof of claims, in representing creditors in various adversary proceedings, and in representing creditors in exception to discharge and objection to discharge cases.
Brent also represents a chapter 7 trustee in adversary proceedings and other matters.
In addition to creditor and trustee experience, 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.
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.
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