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Charles Hingle

Partner

401 North 31st Street, Suite 1500, Billings, MT 59101

Chuck Hingle draws on 40 years of legal experience to help clients in all facets of commerce. He represents creditors, asset purchasers, trustees, and committees in bankruptcy.

He regularly prepares documentation of and opines on secured loan transactions.

Chuck has prosecuted and supervised the conduct of many sophisticated commercial disputes. A large part of Chuck’s practice is assisting secured lenders on loan documentation, administration, bankruptcy, workout and collection remedies. He advises borrowers in sophisticated lending transactions and issues opinions to secured lenders.

Thought Leader: Chuck is the author of the Montana chapters of the Commercial Lending Law section of Commercial Lending Law: A State-By-State Guide, First (2009) and Second (2016) editions, and the Law of Guaranties (2013), each published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Experience

Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights 

Chuck has represented creditors and trustees in every chapter of the Bankruptcy Code.

Commercial

Chuck has documented lending transactions for every major bank in the country and many private lenders in a variety of industries, including retail, medical and elder care, mining, oil and gas and wind energy, real estate development, and agriculture. He has represented buyers, sellers, and developers in a sundry real estate transactions in the same industries.

Client Results

Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights
  • Counsel for Yellowstone Club Liquidating Trust formed in connection with the confirmation of the plan of reorganization in the Montana bankruptcy of the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana. The Trust has obtained judgments affirmed on appeal of over $500,000,000 against the Club's developer and former owner.

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business, 2007-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 1993-2019; Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating, 1996-2017 
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law – Billings, 2013 
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year,  Bankruptcy and Creditor
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, “Top 100 Lawyers” 
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A 

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 1993-present 
  • Wyoming State Bar, Member, 1996 
  • Montana State Bar, Member, 1980 
  • Louisiana State Bar, Member, 1976 
  • Roster of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association, Member
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