Concentration
Complex commercial, business and real estate litigation and transactions, including bankruptcy, Chapter 11 reorganizations and banking matters.

Admitted to bar, 1980, Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah.

Education
University of Utah (B.A. magna cum laude1977); J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (J.D. 1980).

Member
Utah State Bar Association, Litigation, Real Property and Bankruptcy Sections; Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits.

Language
Finnish

 

RUSSELL S. WALKER   [ email ]
ATTORNEY AT LAW



Mr. Walker practices in general commercial, business and real estate litigation and bankruptcy. For 25 years he has represented both lenders and borrowers in all aspects of commercial law. Mr. Walker's clients include several banks, Fortune 500 companies and private companies. Mr. Walker also has served as counsel to both creditors and debtors in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He has extensive experience in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation including reorganization and suits to avoid fraudulent and preferential transfers, determine lien priorities, determine nondischargeability of debt and determine claims.

Mr. Walker began his career in private practice and quickly moved to in-house counsel for Commercial Security Bank/Key Bank. In his bank representation, Mr. Walker handled complex foreclosure and commercial litigation, business reorganization and lender liability defense. Upon entering private practice in 1989, Mr. Walker has continued to represent banking institutions, overseeing multifaceted commercial litigation as well as more simple lender/borrower collection suits. He frequently lectures on commercial law and bankruptcy and has served for ten years as an adjunct professor of management, business law at the University of Utah College of Business.

Mr. Walker holds a J.D. from Brigham Young University (1980) and a B.A. from University of Utah (1977, magna cum laude). Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Tenth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, and United States District Court for the District of Utah. Some of Mr. Walker's reported decisions are :

Huntsman Packaging Corp. v. Kerry Packaging Corp., 992 F.Supp. 1439 (M.D.Fla., Feb 03, 1998)

In re Dooley Plastics Co., Inc., 185 B.R. 389, 27 Bankr.Ct.Dec. 905 (Bankr.D.Mass., Aug 02, 1995)

He speaks Finnish and enjoys basketball, golf, fly fishing and travel.