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Benjamin Payne

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Creditor Debtor Rights Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Hanson & Payne, LLC
740 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: 414-271-4550
Fax: 414-271-7731
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights: Business, Bankruptcy: Business, Bankruptcy: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Ben Payne practices equal parts creditor and debtor work - most of his cases involving a financially struggling business or bankruptcy litigation.  His creditor clients include banks, leasing companies, suppliers, and individuals asserting their rights in a bankruptcy or receivership case.  His debtor clients include financially troubled businesses trying to restructure their debt in bankruptcy, receivership, or workouts, and individuals in need of Chapter 7, 11, or 13 bankruptcy relief.  Ben is a frequent presenter at bankruptcy seminars, sits on the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditors' Rights section of the State Bar, and is co-chair of the Bankruptcy Committee of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.  Ben has  an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his Juris Doctor from Marquette Law School.  He is admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin and to the Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Northeastern District of Illinois.  He has been admitted pro hac vice to Bankruptcy Courts around the country representing creditor clients in bankruptcy cases.

About Benjamin Payne

First Admitted: 2002, Wisconsin

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer attorney at Eastern District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Court Pro Bono Help Center (2005-present)., 2005

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Co-Chair of Bankruptcy Committee of Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (term: 2019-present)., 2019
  • Board of Directors, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (term: 2021-present)., 2021
  • Board of Directors, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, & Creditors Rights section of Wisconsin State Bar (term: 2017-2023)., 2017

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Owners
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 7
  • Collections
  • Equipment and Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Individual Debtors
  • Receiverships
  • Trade Creditors
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Office Location for Benjamin Payne

740 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Last Updated: 8/11/2022

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