Paul G. Swanson

Paul G. Swanson

- Partner

107 Church Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54901

Paul G. Swanson is a partner at Swanson Sweet LLP and primarily represents individuals and businesses in financial reorganizations, restructurings, formal bankruptcy proceedings, receiverships, and other debt adjustment strategies. He has a wealth of experience in the Ag industry, representing farmers and producers of dairy products in financial distress.  His representation is limited primarily to debtors in both simple and complex matters. He has practiced Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law for over 40 years. He has represented clients primarily in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, but also frequently appears before the Bankruptcy Courts in the Western District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Michigan (UP). He has pursued appeals on bankruptcy related matters through the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

As a Chapter 7 Trustee since 1983, Mr. Swanson has presided over tens of thousands of Chapter 7 liquidations, some that have been complex, and has delivered multiple millions of dollars to creditors through that process.

He is a Past President of the State Bar of Wisconsin (2017-2018) as well as Past President of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (2005-2006) and lectures nationally on bankruptcy related topics.

State Bar of Wisconsin
  • President (2018-19)
  • President-Elect (2016-2017)
  • Treasurer (2015-2016)
  • Member, Board of Governors (1987-1995, 2006-2020)
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors’ Rights Section
    –– Chair (2007–2009)
    –– Member of the Board of Directors (1999–2006)
    –– Member and Board of Governors’ liaison (1999–2020)
  • Young Lawyers Division, President (1986)
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • President (2004–2005)
  • Member of the Board of Directors (1994–2006)
  • Member (1994–current)
American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Central States Conference Education Co-Chair
Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors (2003–2009)
7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
American Bar Association
  • Member
Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member
Community Activities
Oshkosh Yacht Club
  • Former Member Board of Directors
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association
  • Past Member Board of Directors
Center for Community Partnerships/UWO Foundation
  • Past Member Board of Directors
Forward Oshkosh
  • Past Member
American Red Cross
  • Past Member Board of Directors
Mercy Medical Center Foundation
  • Past Member Board of Directors
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
  • Business Workouts
  • Agricultural Restructuring / Reorganization
  • Collection Matters
  • Receiverships
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, ABBC
  • Board Certified Bankruptcy Specialist
  • Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. – 1979
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    • B.B.A. – 1977
  • Speaker, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Speaker, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Speaker, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Since 2005


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