Peggy Hunt
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Peggy Hunt

Partner
hunt.peggy@dorsey.com

Overview

PEGGY HUNT HELPS PARTIES NAVIGATE COMPLEX BANKRUPTCY AND RECEIVERSHIP PROCEEDINGS.

Peggy Hunt has been working in the area of bankruptcy and receivership law for over 25 years. She currently co-chairs Dorsey’s Bankruptcy Practice Group 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, banks and 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 on numerous professional and civic boards. She is the immediate Past- President of the Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chairs the And Justice For All Leadership Committee.

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, is President of the Utah Women’s Forum, 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)

Admissions

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

Clerkships

  • 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
  • United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Tenth Circuit, Hon. Glen E. Clark, Hon. Judith Boulden, and Hon. William T. Thurman, 1996-2005

Experience

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)
  • SEC v. National Note of Utah LC et al. (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)

News & Resources

Articles

Bankruptcy Court Opinion Clarifies California Law on Duties of Directors & Officers Upon Insolvency
Contributing Author, Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide
Bankruptcy Law Update: Prepared for the Utah Federal Bar Association
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Bankruptcy

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Named President of Utah Women’s Forum
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Named President of Utah Women’s Forum
Super Lawyers Recognizes 14 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Super Lawyers Recognizes 14 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Fifteen Dorsey Attorneys Named Utah ‘Legal Elite’
Dorsey Partners Peggy Hunt and Monica Clark Named Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group Co-Chairs
10 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 and Best Lawyers of the Year
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 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: 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
Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt Named President-Elect of Federal Bar Association–Utah Chapter
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
American College of Bankruptcy to Induct Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt as a Fellow
American College of Bankruptcy to Induct Dorsey Partner Peggy Hunt as a Fellow

Select Presentations

Recent Presentations

  • Panelist, “Fiduciary Compliance with State and Federal Laws,” Western Regional Conference of the Turnaround Management Association, Carlsbad, CA (July 14, 2016) 
  • Panelist, “One of the Parties in My Case Filed Bankruptcy! Now What?,” Seminar for the Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah (April 21, 2016) 
  • Panelist, “How Do Law Firms Retain Women and Why Does it Matter,” Utah State Bar Mid-Year Meeting, St. George, Utah (March 11, 2016) 
  • Panelist, “The New Bankruptcy Forms, Questions and Answers,” Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers’ Forum, Salt Lake City, Utah (March 1, 2016) 
  • Panelist, “Insurance Issues in Bankruptcy,” Rocky Mountain Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Denver, Colorado (Jan. 21, 2016) 
  • 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)
  • Panelist, “Role of the Financial Advisor / Ponzi Schemes,” Annual Bankruptcy and Restructuring Conference, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Denver, CO (June 6, 2014) 

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Immediate Past-President, Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association 
  • Education Committee Co-Chair, 2015 and 2016 Western Regional Conferences of the Turnaround Management Association
  • Advisory Board, American Bankruptcy Institute Rocky Mountain Conference
  • Education Committee, 2015 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges 
  • Faculty, 2015 Utah State Bar Litigation Section Trial Academy 
  • 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 
  • Local Rules Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Utah (2008 - 2015)
  • 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

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

Accolades

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2008-2016
  • Listed as a Mountain States Super Lawyer, 2016
  • Selected as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Bankruptcy/Creditor Rights Law and Corporate Law by Utah Business Magazine​, 2006-2016
  • 1996 Utah State Bar Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Peggy Hunt