Mona Burton
Chair of the Board

Mona BurtonMs. Burton has over 25 years experience in all areas of bankruptcy law. She has represented creditors, debtors, committees, and trustees in all types of cases under the Bankruptcy Code, with extensive experience in chapter 11 reorganizations, but also with a wealth of experience in cases under chapters 7, 12 and 13. She also has extensive experience in sales of bankruptcy assets through private sales and auctions, having represented purchasers, trustees and debtors in negotiating and completing such sales. Her bankruptcy work has encompassed a wide variety of businesses, including mining, manufacturing, transportation, retail, real estate operations and development, health and retirement care, technology and telecommunications, agriculture, and many others. Ms. Burton has participated in a number of the larger bankruptcy cases in Utah and Nevada, including Bonneville Pacific Corporation, Clark Financial Corporation, Desert Power, Eneco, Inc., Geneva Steel, Great Basin Trucks, North Silver Lake Lodge, Tesco American, and Vescor Capital.

In addition, Ms. Burton has represented both borrowers and lenders in out-of-bankruptcy-court workouts, restructurings and liquidations. She also has extensive experience in bankruptcy trials and appeals, having represented creditors, debtors, and trustees in a wide variety of preference, fraudulent transfer and other bankruptcy related actions in bankruptcy and federal courts. Ms. Burton is licensed to practice law in the states of Utah and Texas, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Burton is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, an exclusive honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. She is one of only nine Utah attorneys so honored for their proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service. Ms. Burton has an established reputation in the Utah legal community for integrity, credibility and hard work. Her goal is to help her clients achieve their objectives as completely and efficiently as possible.

 

HONORS

  • Fellow (21st Class - 2010) of the American College of Bankruptcy
  • Legal Elite, Utah Business Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2009 and 2010)
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers for Bankruptcy & Creditor / Debtor Rights
  • Listed among the Top 40 Women Lawyers by Mountain States Magazine.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Founding Member, Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, American Bar Association

Admitted to practice in Utah, Texas (inactive), United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court

Member, Utah State Bar Character and Fitness Committee

Past Member, Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee

 

EDUCATION
University of Houston Law Center J.D. 1980
- magna cum laude

 

University of Texas B.S. 1976
- With Honors

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