John Wiest advises on complex finance, restructuring, bankruptcy, and receivership issues, representing financial institutions, private lenders, and secured creditors at all stages of the lending process, from loan origination or acquisition through restructuring, workouts, and enforcement. John focuses much of his practice on perfecting and protecting security interests in collateral.
John assists receivers and bankruptcy trustees and in finding, recovering, and liquidating assets through negotiation, settlement, and court-approved sales, as well as turnover and clawback litigation. He has experience representing both creditors and debtors in complex Chapter 11 proceedings and has worked on some of the largest Ponzi and securities fraud cases in Utah.
Regularly appearing before the federal district court and bankruptcy court in Utah, John has represented clients across a broad range of industries, including domestic and international banking, energy, utilities, mining, agriculture, retail, real estate, telecommunications, technology, and restaurant and food services.