1/6/2015

Mona Burton to Lead Holland & Hart's Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy Practice

Mona Burton to Lead Holland & Hart's Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy Practice

Salt Lake City partner Mona Burton has been appointed practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate, Construction, Finance, and Bankruptcy practice group effective Jan. 1, 2015. She replaces Brad Boodt, who was elected to the firm’s Management Committee serving as Regional Office Representative.

As practice group leader, Burton will manage and oversee the practice group and its sub-groups to ensure its mission and goals are accomplished and clients are served at the highest level. The 70-lawyer group represents the interests of builders, developers, landlords, tenants, banks and other financing and lending institutions, receivers, and trustees in a wide range of legal matters.

“I’m honored the firm has selected me to lead this practice group, and I’m excited at the opportunities we face,” Burton said. “Brad Boodt did an outstanding job leading us for the last four years, and he will be a great leader on our Management Committee. We have an outstanding group of attorneys and paralegals in the our practice group, and I look forward to working with them to enhance our clients’ goals.”

A Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Burton has an established reputation in the bankruptcy, insolvency, and restructuring community for integrity, credibility, and hard work. She was recognized as Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – Salt Lake City (2015) by The Best Lawyers in America©.

For over 35 years Burton has represented creditors, asset purchasers, debtors, committees, trustees, and receivers in bankruptcy and receivership cases serving the interests of clients in a number of industries, including real estate, technology, telecommunications, mining, manufacturing, transportation, retail, health, and retirement care and agriculture. In bankruptcy litigation, Burton prosecutes and defends fraudulent and preferential transfers, claims objections, motions for relief from stay, plan confirmations, and bankruptcy appeals.

“Mona has shown a dedication and a level of excellence at Holland & Hart that demonstrates her commitment to her clients and colleagues. We are excited that she has taken on this new leadership position and know she will continue to grow the practice area to new levels,” said Liz Sharrer, Chair of the firm.

Holland & Hart’s real estate lawyers are known throughout the Mountain West for connecting buyers, sellers, developers, builders, lenders, investors, landlords, and tenants with legal support to finance, acquire, divest, manage, develop, and lease real property assets nationwide, including mixed-use, affordable housing, retail leasing, master-planned developments, and public/private projects.

The firm’s construction team has hands-on experience in virtually every aspect of a construction project from beginning to end, handling RFP preparation and response, financing, siting, permitting, design and engineering, procurement, construction and construction management, expansion, retrofitting, and privatization. When disputes arise, the firm’s experienced team represents clients in trials, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Holland & Hart has represented the litigation, transactional, and regulatory interests of banks and other financial entities for more than 50 years. The firm’s multi-disciplinary team efficiently represents the interests of borrowers and lenders, accessing the expertise of practitioners in commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and litigation to handle matters from bank mergers and acquisitions to syndicated and single-lender commercial loans to restructuring or working out problem loans to defending complex consumer lending actions.

The firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice encompasses all challenges faced by distressed companies and their creditors. These lawyers combine in-depth knowledge of the law with an understanding of how that law fits into the broader legal and commercial framework to preserve or enforce the rights of all stakeholders with creative, cost-effective solutions.

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