John Wiest
PEOPLE

John Wiest

Associate
wiest.john@dorsey.com
Salt Lake City P +1 (801) 933-4047 F +1 (801) 880-3838

Overview

JOHN HELPS CLIENTS NAVIGATE COMPLEX FINANCE, RESTRUCTURING, BANKRUPTCY, AND RECEIVERSHIP ISSUES.
John represents financial institutions, private lenders, and secured creditors at all stages of the lending process, from loan origination or acquisition through restructuring, workouts, and enforcement, with an emphasis on perfecting and protecting security interests in collateral. He assists bankruptcy trustees and equity receivers in finding, recovering, and liquidating assets through negotiation, settlement, turnover and clawback litigation, and court-approved sales. John has represented both creditors and debtors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings, and has worked on some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah, including Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, LLC, National Note of Utah, LLC, and Traffic Monsoon, LLC. He regularly appears before the federal district court and bankruptcy court in Utah. John has represented clients involved in a broad range of industries, including domestic and international banking, energy, utilities, mining, telecommunications, restaurant and food services, agriculture, retail, real estate, and technology.

Education & Admissions

Harvard Law School (J.D., 2015)

Brigham Young University (B.A., English, 2012), magna cum laude and University Honors

Admissions

  • Utah
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Wins 13th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Award

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
John Wiest