Overview

About J.B.

J.B. Evans is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. J.B. maintains a wide practice that includes bankruptcy, insolvency, and credit finance and provides practical, strategic advice to clients to help them resolve their bankruptcy and creditors’ rights disputes efficiently and effectively. J.B. has experience representing small businesses under the new Subchapter V bankruptcy law and also regularly represents creditors, landlords, and trustees in larger chapter 11 and chapter 7 cases. He assists clients in workout agreements and loan enforcement, as well as with revolving credit, structured financing, and securitization transactions.

Before joining Stoel Rives, J.B. acquired valuable practical experience in bankruptcy court working as a term law clerk for the Honorable Joseph M. Meier of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho (2018–2019).

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Experience

Experience

J.B. guides creditors, committees, and debtors through the bankruptcy process in areas including:

  • Represents Creditors in Bankruptcy.
  • Represents Lenders in Credit Finance Transactions.
  • Chapter 11 Reorganization Proceedings.
  • Subchapter V Small Business Cases.
  • Fraudulent Transfer and Preference Proceedings.
  • Bankruptcy Litigation.
  • Corporate Restructuring and Workouts.
  • Section 363 Asset Sales.
  • Post-petition Financing.
  • Lease Assumption and Rejection Issues.

Bankruptcy Representations

  • Primary creditors in Subchapter V cases.
  • Multiple primary creditors in Idaho oil and gas bankruptcy case.
  • Judgment creditor in California shipping bankruptcy.
  • Small business debtor in software/startup industry (Subchapter V).
  • Small business debtor in food and beverage industry (Subchapter V).
  • Chapter 11 debtor in involuntary bankruptcy in seawater desalination industry.
  • Chapter 11 debtor in iron ore mining industry.
  • Chapter 11 committee in an event venue provider bankruptcy.
  • Chapter 11 asset purchaser in a meat producer bankruptcy.
  • Chapter 11 asset purchaser in agricultural bankruptcy.
  • Defense of national retailer in a contested matter.
  • Negotiation of workout agreements for agricultural producer.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law), 2023
  • Member, Board of Directors of Idaho State Bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, February 2022–present
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2018–present
  • Associate Member, American Inns of Court No. 130, 2018–2020
  • CALI Awards (top grade in class)—Bankruptcy, Civil Procedure I and II, Constitutional Law I, Contracts I, Criminal Law, Family Law, Federal Courts, Federal Income Tax, Foundations of Justice, Health Law, and Property
  • 2016 recipient of the Richard C. Fields Civility Award
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Basic Mysteries of Bankruptcy Explained,” The Advocate, Idaho State Bar, October 2022
  • “Bankruptcy Jeopardy!” annually at Idaho State bar Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section since 2019
  • “Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law,” annually at Fourth District Bar Association Case Review since 2020
  • “The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section: A History,” co-authored with Larry Prince, Idaho State Bar’s The Advocate, November 2019
  • “Ninth Circuit Case Law Update,” Idaho State Bar 37th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Burley, ID, February 2019



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