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Joseph D. Brydges

Partner

Overview

Joe has a strong track record in representing clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters with a focus on distressed assets, workouts, bankruptcies, receiverships, and other insolvency proceedings.  In particular, Joe has extensive experience counseling banks, corporations, secured, and unsecured creditors in:

  • Workouts, with a focus on, forbearance agreements, loan restructuring, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, asset liquidation, and other out-of-court remedies.
  • Insolvency and collection matters ranging from large Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcies to state court receivership, garnishment, replevin, and collection actions.
  • Wisconsin Chapter 128 receivership proceedings.
  • Preferential transfer and avoidance actions.
  • Uniform Commercial Code litigation and foreclosures focusing on establishing, preserving, and enforcing lien rights.
  • Commercial and residential foreclosures, including farming and agricultural properties.
  • Commercial contract disputes and theft by contractor litigation.
  • Construction disputes and preservation of lien rights.
  • Permitting and regulatory matters before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Administration.

 

Joe is also a certified American Bankers Association Bank Solutions Provider.

 

Prior to joining Michael Best, Joe worked as a law clerk, assisting with legal research and civil and criminal jury trials. He also served as a research assistant and legislative aide within the Wisconsin State Assembly and interned with the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Honors & Recognitions

  • "Rising Stars," Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2016-present

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Volunteer Judge, Marquette University Law School Jenkins Moot Court Competition

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board President, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society
  • Member, Downtown Madison, Inc. Government Relations Committee

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board President, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society
  • Member, Downtown Madison, Inc. Government Relations Committee
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