Matthew Cox is a shareholder with the firm and leads its Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Practice Group. His practice focuses on representing financial institutions and other lenders in efforts to protect their collateral and loan rights in federal and state courts, including bankruptcy courts. In particular, Matt defends these lenders and other clients against avoidance, preference, and fraudulent transfer claims made by trustees and receivers. Additionally, he assists creditors in obtaining relief from the bankruptcy automatic stay and in prosecuting objections to confirmation.
Matt defends clients against claims from borrowers or customers related to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Utah Consumer Sales Practice Act; and against claims asserted in bankruptcy court for the return of funds received by creditors. In these matters, he has represented law firms, hospitals, businesses, and collection agencies. To forestall litigation, Matt works closely with banks and lenders to help create robust loan and loan modification documents for compliance with federal and state guidelines.
Over the past six years, Matt has devoted much of his time to defending dozens of trustee preference, fraudulent transfer, and other avoidance actions, with total damages in excess of $45 million, revolving around the C.W. Mining Bankruptcy case. In addition, he represents well-known national auto lenders in numerous consumer bankruptcy cases each month.
Matt also maintains a significant practice assisting the owners of commercial properties in unlawful detainer or eviction proceedings against defaulting tenants.
- J.D., University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2003
- B.S., University of Utah, Speech Communications and Business, 2000
Bar & Court Admissions
- Utah State Bar
- Wyoming State Bar
- U.S District Court, District of Utah
- U.S.District Court, District of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit