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Benjamin (Ben) P. Hursh  Partner

Ben Hursh is a Partner in the 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 Chair of the Creditor's Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group at Crowley Fleck.

Ben received his J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2003. Prior to attending law school, he obtained his B.A. in History from Montana State University. In connection with his studies at Montana State University, he was awarded a Boren Scholarship and used the award to conduct independent research in India through the University of Wisconsin.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Wyoming
  • Idaho
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho

Education

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

Awards and Honors

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013)

Community and Professional Involvement

  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section of the Montana Bar Association
  • 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
  • Montana State Bar Association
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

 

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