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Paul Swanson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Oshkosh, WI

Steinhilber Swanson LLP
107 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: 920-235-6690
Fax: 920-426-5530
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Business (70%), Business Litigation (20%), Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Paul Swanson is a partner at Steinhilber Swanson LLP representing both businesses and individuals in Oshkosh, Green Bay & Milwaukee Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas. His practice is focused on commercial and agricultural business restructuring, business workouts and bankruptcy and insolvency law and other debt adjustment strategies. The American Board of Certification has certified him as a bankruptcy specialist in business and consumer bankruptcy (continuous since 1993), and he primarily limits representation to debtors. He has been an independent receiver in large and complex Wisconsin Ch. 128 Receiverships and has served on the private panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the E.D. WI for over 30 years.

An experienced and engaging speaker, Mr. Swanson has presented to the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bankruptcy Institute (Chair of the Central States program) and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, LSU Law School, the National Association of Ch. 12 Trustees, led the Law Education Institute Bankruptcy program. He is currently a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (Past President), the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin (Past President), the Milwaukee Bar Association and the 7th Circuit Bar Association.

In 1977, Mr. Swanson obtained a bachelor's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, then attended the University of Wisconsin Law School to earn a Juris Doctor in 1979. Since then, he has handled Chapter 13 repayment plans, Chapter 7 liquidations, Chapter 11 reorganizations and Chapter 12 farm reorganizations for debtors.

Mr. Swanson is admitted to practice in the state of Wisconsin and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, Western District of Michigan and the District of Colorado. In giving back to his community, he has worked with the Mercy Medical Center Foundation, the American Red Cross, Forward Oshkosh, the Center for Community Partnerships, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association and the Oshkosh Yacht Club.

Mr. Swanson is a debt relief agent. He helps people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Collections, Foreclosure

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Paul Swanson

First Admitted: 1979, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.steinhilberswanson.com/Our-People/Paul-G-Swanson...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Speaker, State Bar of Wisconsin

Honors/Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Since 2005

Pro bono/Community Service

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Mercy Medical Center Foundation, Past Member Board of Directors
  • American Red Cross, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Forward Oshkosh, Past Member
  • Oshkosh Yacht Club, Former Member Board of Directors
  • Center for Community Partnerships, Past Member Board of Directors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Young Lawyers Division, President
  • President, State Bar of Wisconsin 
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Treasurer, 2015 - 2016
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1979
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member, 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section, Member of the Board of Directors, 1999 - 2006
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section, Member, 1999 - Present, Past-Chair
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Board of Governors (1987-88, 1991-95, 2007-14)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Central States Advisory Board, Member and Chair
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Bar Association, Member of the Board of Directors, 2003 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member of the Board of Governors, 2006 - Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member
  • 7th Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Vice President & President, 1994 - 2006, 
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, President, 2004 - 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified (ABBC) in both Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, 1993

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, B.B.A. (accounting), 1997

Industry Groups

  • Cheese and Manufactured Dairy Products
  • Farming - Dairy
  • Golf Clubs
  • Grain
  • Hospitality - Hotels
  • Individual owners of Enterprises
  • Manufacturing
  • Meat Animals
  • Restaurants
  • Vegetables
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Office Location for Paul Swanson

107 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Phone: 920-235-6690

Fax: 920-426-5530

Last Updated: 6/23/2021

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