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 substantial experience representing small businesses under the new Subchapter V bankruptcy law and also regularly represents stakeholders 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).

J.B. is a native Idahoan and enjoys golfing, running, trivia, and spending time outdoors with his family. In January 2019, J.B. was a contestant on Jeopardy.

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

  • Chapter 11 Reorganization Proceedings.
  • Subchapter V Small Business Cases.
  • Lease Assumption and Rejection Issues / COVID-19 Distress.
  • Fraudulent Transfer and Preference Proceedings.
  • Adversary Proceedings.
  • Section 363 Asset Sales.
  • Post-petition Financing.
  • Bankruptcy Claims Litigation.
  • PPP Loan Forgiveness in Bankruptcy.

Bankruptcy Representations

  • 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.
  • Defended a national retailer in a contested matter.
  • Negotiated workout agreements for agricultural producer.
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Honors & Activities

  • 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

  • “Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law,” Fourth District Bar Association 2020 Case Review, March 2020
  • “Bankruptcy Jeopardy!”, Idaho State Bar 37th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, McCall, Idaho, February 2020
  • “The Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section: A History,” co-authored with Larry Prince, Idaho State Bar’s The Advocate, Nov. 2019
  • “Ninth Circuit Case Law Update,” Idaho State Bar 37th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Burley, Idaho, Feb. 2019

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