Peggy Hunt

Peggy Hunt




Peggy Hunt has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for over 25 years and is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She serves as a Panel Chapter 7 trustee for the District of Utah, and has represented distressed companies, creditors, equity holders and Chapter 11 and 7 trustees in all aspects of the workout, restructuring and liquidating process, including in related litigation. Peggy serves as lead counsel to trustees and equity receivers appointed in some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah, including Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC, National Note of Utah, LC, and Waterford Funding, LLC.

Known for a pragmatic approach and a solid understanding of the judicial process gained through judicial clerkships served in trial and appellate courts, Peggy regularly speaks on topics involving bankruptcy and receivership law, she is a member of the Bankruptcy Court Local Rules Committee, and she is a Contributing Author for the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide. A leader, Peggy currently serves as President of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of the And Justice For All Leadership Committee, as well as actively serving on numerous other professional and civic boards.

Peggy is passionate about advancing the status of women and girls in Utah. She co-founded and currently chairs the Utah Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Utah, and is a former President of Women Lawyers of Utah.

Peggy is admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts, Utah and the Third, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

Education & Admissions

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1988), Head Notes and Comments Editor; University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1987-1988

Washington and Jefferson College (B.A., Economics and Political Science, 1985)


  • Utah
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits


  • Supreme Court of Connecticut, Hon. Robert J. Callahan, 1988-1989
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah, Hon. Glen E. Clark, Chief Judge, 1989-1991


Representative Work

Clients appreciate the technical expertise Peggy has developed during her years in private practice and her time clerking for both trial and appellate court judges. Among other things, she has served as lead attorney on the following matters:

Representative Cases

  • In re Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • Strong v. Cochran, et al. (In re Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC) (D. Utah)
  • SEC v. National Note of Utah LC (D. Utah)
  • In re Waterford Funding, LLC et al. (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • In re Copper King Mining Company (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • In re TNX Automotive LLC (dba TUNIX) (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • In re Harry O’s Entertainment LLC (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • In re Bartley Curtis (Bankr. D. Utah)
  • In re Little Mountain Rabbit Patch, LLC (Bankr. D. Utah)

Representative Clients

  • Consolidated Legacy Debtors Liquidating Trust, post-confirmation liquidating trust for Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC and related consolidated entities
  • D. Ray Strong, Court-Appointed Chapter 11 Trustee of Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC and related consolidated entities
  • Wayne Klein, Court-Appointed Equity Receiver for National Note of Utah LC
  • Gil A. Miller, Court-Appointed Liquidating Trustee of Waterford Funding, LLC and related entities
  • Peggy Hunt, Chapter 7 Trustee

News & Resources


10 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Elected to Utah Bar Foundation Board of Directors
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Recognized by Utah Business Magazine
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt: A Champion of Education in Law
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Inducted as an ACB Fellow
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Named President-Elect of Federal Bar Association–Utah Chapter
American College of Bankruptcy to Induct Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt as a Fellow
Bankruptcy Law Update: Prepared for the Utah Federal Bar Association
Contributing Author, Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy
LexisNexis Bankruptcy Expert Commentary
Editor, Utah Bankruptcy Opinions Digest (3rd - 7th eds.)
Board of Advisors, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
Contributing Author, Collier Bankruptcy Cases, 2d Series

Select Client Presentations

Scheduled Presentations

  • Panelist, “What is a Ponzi: Proving a Ponzi and the Implications of a Ponzi Finding,” 2015 Annual Meeting of the Federal Bar Association, Salt Lake City, UT (Sept. 10, 2015)

Recent Presentations

  • Moderator, “Report on the State of the United States District Court, District of Utah,” Southern Utah Law Symposium, Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, St. George, UT (May 8, 2015)
  • Moderator, “The Court Approved Your Employment as a Professional: Why Should You Be Paid?” Western Regional Conference of the Turnaround Management Association, Monarch Beach, CA (July 11, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Role of the Financial Advisor / Ponzi Schemes,” Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Denver, CO (June 6, 2014)
  • Panelist, "Women's Giving in Utah – What We Know and What We Could do, Together," Utah Women’s Forum, Salt Lake City, UT (May 28, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Ethical Issues for Trustees,” Quarterly United States Trustee Training, Salt Lake City, UT (May 19, 2014)
  • Panelist, “Bankruptcy Law Update,” Southern Utah Law Symposium, Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, St. George, UT (May 16, 2014)

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • President, Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • Local Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah
  • Faculty, 2015 Utah State Bar Litigation Section Trial Academy
  • Co-Chair, Education Committee, 2015 Western Regional Conference of the Turnaround Management Association
  • Education Committee, 2015 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges
  • Advisory Board, American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Conference
  • Founding Member, Mountain/Desert Network of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
  • Member, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Past-President and Ex Officio Member of the Utah State Bar Commission, Women Lawyers of Utah (2009-2012)
  • Chair, Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Utah State Bar (1997–1998)
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section of the Utah State Bar (1995–1996)
  • Board of Trustees, Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers' Forum, Inc. (1993–1997)

Community Involvement

  • Associates Board, Utah Museum of Natural History
  • Co-Founder and Chair, Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Utah
  • Chair, Leadership Committee, And Justice for All
  • Member, Utah Women’s Forum
  • Past-President, Board of Directors, The Sharing Place, Inc. (2009-2010)
  • Selected Professions Fellowships Award Panel, American Association of University of Women (1998–2001)


  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2008-2016
  • Selected as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Bankruptcy/Creditor Rights Law and Corporate Law by Utah Business Magazine
  • 1996 Utah State Bar Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Peggy Hunt