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Mona Burton


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Mona Burton represents all major stakeholders in bankruptcy cases and creditors rights litigation: secured and unsecured creditors, asset purchasers, debtors, committees, trustees, and receivers.

Strategic Counseling: Mona provides practical, strategic advice to clients to help them resolve their bankruptcy and creditors rights disputes in the least time and for the least cost.

Industry Expertise: Mona has more than 35 years’ experience and knows how to maneuver the legal landscape to achieve her clients’ goals. A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Mona has an established reputation in the restructuring community for integrity, credibility, and hard work.


Mona’s experience in bankruptcy and creditors rights litigation spans many industries: real estate, technology, telecommunications, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, transportation, retail, health and retirement care, and agriculture.

Bankruptcy, Receivership and Creditors Rights Litigation
  • § 363 Asset Sales for Purchasers and sellers
  • Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings
  • Debt Restructuring
  • Post-Petition Financing
  • Fraudulent and Preferential Transfers
  • Cross-Border and International Disputes
  • Relief from Automatic Stay
  • Claim Objections
  • Plan Confirmation
  • Dismissal/Conversion
  • Adequate Protection
  • Appeals
  • Structured Dismissals

Client Results

International Arbitration
  • Representation of client against the Slovak Republic in an ICSID arbitration arising from expropriation of mining rights.

  • Representation of creditors in prosecution of, and debtors and trustees in defense of, numerous motions for relief from stay.

  • Representation of creditors and other parties in interest in negotiating and implementing structured dismissals of bankruptcy cases.

  • Representation of purchasers in bankruptcy cases involving sales of worldwide portfolio of technology patents, defense technology assets, biotech and pharmaceutical assets, manufacturing facilities, intellectual property assets, and real estate.

  • Representation of chapter 11 debtors and trustees in various industries, including: manufacturing (steel, modular buildings, airplane parts, and clothing), transportation, retail, oil and gas, mining, and real estate (commercial, hotels, and apartments).

  • Representation of creditors in defense of, and trustees and receivers in prosecution of, numerous preferential and fraudulent transfer actions.

  • Representation of creditors and other parties in interest in disputes involving bankruptcy proceedings in foreign countries, and bankruptcy proceedings in the United States and related litigation in the United States and foreign countries.

Creditors Rights Litigation
  • Defense of creditors in fraudulent transfer actions brought by receivers and competing creditors.

  • Representation of creditors and receivers in pursuit of state-law fraudulent transfer actions.

  • Representation of creditors in obtaining appointment of receivers, executions, attachments, and other non-bankruptcy remedies.


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • United Way of Salt Lake City, Volunteer of the Year, 2015
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow, 21st Class – 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Salt Lake City, 2015
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2007-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2007-2018
  • Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Bankruptcy/Workout
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, "Top 50 Women" 

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow, Class XXI
  • Utah Bankruptcy Lawyers Forum, Founding Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Character and Fitness Committee, Member
  • Utah State Bar, Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee, Past Member
  • United Way of Salt Lake, Member, Board of Directors, Chair 2011-2012
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

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