Benjamin Payne

Top rated Creditor Debtor Rights attorney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hanson & Payne, LLC
Benjamin Payne
Hanson & Payne, LLC

Practice Areas: Creditor Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 2002

Education: Marquette University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012

Hanson & Payne, LLC

740 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233 Phone: 414-271-4550 Email: Benjamin Payne Visit website


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.

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

Office location for Benjamin Payne

740 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233


10 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012

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