Peter B. Stein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Gislason & Hunter LLP
 | 701 Xenia Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: 763-225-6000
Fax: 763-225-6099
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (50%),
  • Banking (40%),
  • Food and Drugs (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney with Gislason & Hunter Attorneys at Law, Peter B. Stein represents clients in the state of Minnesota. Mr. Stein handles legal issues of agriculture law and agribusiness, including agriculture financing and debt restructuring. In his business and corporate law area, he handles creditors’ rights and data privacy and security. Experienced in banking litigation, he also handles matters of finance and banking, including commercial lending, reorganization and bankruptcy, regulatory compliance, collection actions, loan workouts, and loan transactions.

    After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Stein attended Georgetown University Law Center. There he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1975. A former investigator and member of the Second Judicial District State Bar Ethics Committee, he is currently an associate member of the Minnesota Bankers Association, the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s bankruptcy and commercial law sections.

    Mr. Stein is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He is also admitted to practice in the state courts of Minnesota.

    Working under the Uniform Commercial Code, Mr. Stein has been recognized for almost 20 years as one of the leading attorneys in his field. Since 2012, he has been court-appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court’s Chair of the Bankruptcy Practice Committee.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Creditor Debtor Rights
    • 40%Banking
    • 10%Food and Drugs
    Focus Areas

    Collections, Debt Discharge, Foreclosure, Loan Modifications, Agriculture Law


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    Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2020

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    About Peter Stein

    Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Superlawyer, since 1999
    • Best Lawyers in America, since 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 1991
    • Second Judicial District State Bar Ethics Committee, Former Member and Investigator
    • Minnesota  Banker’s Association, Associate Member
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Commercial Law Section, Member
    • Minnesota State Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, Member
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1991
    • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2004
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1991
    • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1978
    • Former member, District Ethics Committee for the Second Judicial District, State of Minnesota
    • Chairman, Bankruptcy Practice Committee of the US Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota;

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, Associate Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Publications and teaching experience include:  “Transferring SBA Guaranteed Loans:  Opportunities and Risks" (2015 SBA Minnesota Lenders Conference); "Receivables Financing:  Dangers and Opportunities" (2014 SBA Minnesota Lenders Conference); “FDIC Lawsuits Against Officers and Directors” (M.C.L.E. Banking Law Institute, 2013); "Tales of FDIC Lawsuits against Officers and Directors" (M.C.L.E Banking Law Institute, 2013, and Minn I.C.B.M--2012); "The New Minnesota Statute on Receiverships and Assignments for Benefit of Creditors" (Minn. M.B. A.-- 2012); "What Every Banker Needs to Know About the Recent Changes to Article 9 of the UCC (Minn I.C.B.M Webcast--2012); "Workouts and Bank Regulation—Why Won't the Bank Work with Me?" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Law Institute, 2010 and M.C.L.E. Webcast, 2011);  “Commercial Loan Workouts 2010” (M.C.L.E Banking Law Institute, 2010);  “Bailout for the Financially Distressed Individual Debtor:  A General Practitioner’s Guide to the Discharge in Bankruptcy and Related Concepts and Procedures” (M.C.L.E., 2008); “Workouts, Liquidation and Bankruptcy 2006” (Center for Financial Training, I.C.B.M., 2006); “Bankruptcy Reform Act 2006—Major Changes Affecting Creditors and their Counsel” (M.C.L.E., 2006); “Sixty Things Creditors and Counsel Should Know about the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005” (M.C.L.E., 2005); "Lies! Lies! Lies!—What Lies? Does the Use of a Credit Card Involve a Representation?" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1999); "Means Testing" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1998); "Crime & Punishment: Tales of Discharge and Dischargeability" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1997);  “Consumer Bankruptcy Basics” (M.C.L.E., 1999 through 2004); "The Challenge of Asset Valuation" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1996); "Bank Remedies on Defaulted Consumer Loans" (Twin Cities Lenders Association, 1995); "Sex, Lies and False Financial Statements: Selected Issues Involving Dischargeability and Denial of Discharge" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1995); "Getting to the Foreclosure Sale, and Beyond, Despite the Debtor's Bankruptcy" (M.C.L.E. Real Estate Institute, 1993); "Workouts, Bankruptcies and Liquidations--The Lender's Perspective" (Robert Morris Associates, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 2004); "Regulation of Activities Upon Default" and "Regulation of Charges by Lenders" (Minnesota Banker's Association Compliance School, December, 1989, 1990 and 1991); "Usury in Minnesota" (Minnesota Banker's Association Compliance School, April, 1989); "The Most Favored Lender Doctrine and the VanderWeyst decision" (M.C.L.E. – “Successfully Representing Financial Institutions”, 1988); "Consumer Bankruptcy Issues" (M.C.L.E. Bankruptcy Institute, 1987 through 1991); "Minimizing the Risks of Self Help Repossessions - Elements and Alternatives" (M.C.L.E. – “Successfully Representing Financial Institutions”, 1986, 1987 and 1988); "Perfecting the Transfer of a Vendor's Interest in Real Estate as Security" (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Real Estate Institute, 1985). 

    Educational Background:

    • BA, Wesleyan University, 1970

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
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    Office Location for Peter B. Stein

    701 Xenia Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55416

    Phone: 763-225-6000

    Fax: 763-225-6099

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