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Benjamin (Ben) P. Hursh  Partner

Ben Hursh is a Partner in the Missoula Commercial Department. Although he has experience handling a broad range of commercial matters, his practice focuses on commercial issues involving real estate and commercial lending. Ben's primary areas of practice are Banking, Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy, and Real Estate. A significant portion of his practice involves assisting lenders with a broad range of issues related to origination, loan documentation, perfection of security interests, enforcement of security interests, Article 9 of the U.C.C., loan workouts, foreclosure, and Bankruptcy. He is currently Co-Chair of the Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group at Crowley Fleck.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Wyoming, 2008
  • Idaho , 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho, 2010

Education

  • 2003 - J.D., University of Montana School of Law
  • 1999 - B.A., Montana State University

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2015 - 2016)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2014)

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Chair, Bankruptcy Local Rules Committee, U.S. District of Montana, 2014 - 2015
  • Annual Bankruptcy Section CLE organizing group, 2013 -
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section of the Montana Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • Adjunct Professor, Article 9 Secured Transactions University of Montana School of Law

Prior Experience

  • Ben has assisted and represented clients in simple foreclosure matters and complex bankruptcy proceedings. He has experience in cases involving foreclosure under Montana's Small Tract Financing Act, Claim and Delivery, Debtor in Possession (DIP) Financing, lenders and acquirers in sales under 11 U.S.C. 363, contested matters, and adversary proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court. Along with this commercial litigation experience, he also assists lenders with issues related to loan origination, documentation, workouts and restructuring, perfection and enforcement of security interests, and Article 9 of the U.C.C.
  • Martz v. Beneficial Montana Inc., 332 Mont. 93, 135 P.3d 790 (Mont. 2006)
  • In re Lodge at Big Sky, LLC 454 B.R. 138 (Bkrtcy.D.Mont. 2011)
  • Rathbun v. IndyMac Mortg. Services --- F. Supp.2d. ---, 2013 WL 75782

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • State Bar of Montana
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association