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T. Randall (Randy) Wright concentrates his practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He represents lenders and other creditors, as well as purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy, trustees and other stakeholders. Randy also represents select debtors in bankruptcy. He has courtroom experience in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the Midwest. He is licensed to practice in Nebraska, Iowa and the U.S. Tax Court.

Randy is the chair of the Senior Lawyers Section of the Nebraska Bar Association.  He is past chair of the Agricultural Finance Subcommittee of the Business Section, American Bar Association. Randy is a former faculty member of the American Law Institute’s course of study on partnerships and limited liability companies. Randy has taught Article 9 Secured Transactions at Creighton University’s law school, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Augustana University from 2021 to 2023, where he taught business law to MBA students. He is a long-standing member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Randy is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics. Since 2007, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights and Litigation and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 and 2024 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha and has been listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers.

Education

  • University of Nebraska School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A., Journalism, 1977

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Iowa, 1998
  • Nebraska, 1980
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1986
  • United States Tax Court, 1997

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Selected Practice Highlights

  • In re Acceptance Insurance Companies U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NE; represented purchaser which bought insurance company from its bankrupt holding company, 2021
  • In re Liakos, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NE. Obtained stay relief and dismissal of farmer’s bankruptcy due to debtor’s misconduct before and during case, 2019
  • In re Skyline Manor, U.S. Bankruptcy, NE. Counsel to trustee of large senior care facility in Chapter 11. Oversaw sale of facility and more than a dozen avoidance actions
  • In re Great Platte River Road Memorial Foundation, U.S. Bankruptcy, NE. Non-profit debtor entitled to confirmation of plan reorganizing 20 million in bond debts and other obligations
  • In re Brodkey Bros., U.S. Bankruptcy NE. President of debtor company entitled to subrogation claim on debtor’s cash proceeds as result of pre-bankruptcy payments to debtor’s lender

Selected Recent Publications

  • “The Century’s Largest Farm Frauds and What We Can Learn from Them”, Nebraska Banker’s Journal, December, 2022
  • “Collecting from a Borrower’s Account Debtor:  Does the Lender Need a Separate Assignment of Accounts, or Will its Security Agreement Suffice?” American Bankruptcy Institute, Secured Creditor Committee Newsletter, May, 2021
  • “Collecting Your Loan From an Insolvent Probate Estate,” Nebraska Bankers Journal, April, 2021

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Transitioning Yourself and Your Law Practice Toward Retirement,” Nebraska Bar Association, La Vista, NE, October 2023
  • “UCC Case Law Updates,” Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, April 2023
  • “Uniform Commercial Code Update” Presented to Iowa Bar Association, September, 2021
  • “Insolvent Estates from Start to Finish”, Nebraska Bar Association, October, 2021

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Profile

T. Randall (Randy) Wright concentrates his practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He represents lenders and other creditors, as well as purchasers of assets out of bankruptcy, trustees and other stakeholders. Randy also represents select debtors in bankruptcy. He has courtroom experience in state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout the Midwest. He is licensed to practice in Nebraska, Iowa and the U.S. Tax Court.

Randy is the chair of the Senior Lawyers Section of the Nebraska Bar Association.  He is past chair of the Agricultural Finance Subcommittee of the Business Section, American Bar Association. Randy is a former faculty member of the American Law Institute’s course of study on partnerships and limited liability companies. Randy has taught Article 9 Secured Transactions at Creighton University’s law school, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Augustana University from 2021 to 2023, where he taught business law to MBA students. He is a long-standing member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Randy is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights topics. Since 2007, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Bankruptcy, Creditor-Debtor Rights and Litigation and was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 and 2024 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” for Omaha and has been listed in Great Plains Super Lawyers.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Selected Practice Highlights

  • In re Acceptance Insurance Companies U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NE; represented purchaser which bought insurance company from its bankrupt holding company, 2021
  • In re Liakos, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, NE. Obtained stay relief and dismissal of farmer’s bankruptcy due to debtor’s misconduct before and during case, 2019
  • In re Skyline Manor, U.S. Bankruptcy, NE. Counsel to trustee of large senior care facility in Chapter 11. Oversaw sale of facility and more than a dozen avoidance actions
  • In re Great Platte River Road Memorial Foundation, U.S. Bankruptcy, NE. Non-profit debtor entitled to confirmation of plan reorganizing 20 million in bond debts and other obligations
  • In re Brodkey Bros., U.S. Bankruptcy NE. President of debtor company entitled to subrogation claim on debtor’s cash proceeds as result of pre-bankruptcy payments to debtor’s lender

Selected Recent Publications

  • “The Century’s Largest Farm Frauds and What We Can Learn from Them”, Nebraska Banker’s Journal, December, 2022
  • “Collecting from a Borrower’s Account Debtor:  Does the Lender Need a Separate Assignment of Accounts, or Will its Security Agreement Suffice?” American Bankruptcy Institute, Secured Creditor Committee Newsletter, May, 2021
  • “Collecting Your Loan From an Insolvent Probate Estate,” Nebraska Bankers Journal, April, 2021

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • “Transitioning Yourself and Your Law Practice Toward Retirement,” Nebraska Bar Association, La Vista, NE, October 2023
  • “UCC Case Law Updates,” Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Iowa State Bar Association, April 2023
  • “Uniform Commercial Code Update” Presented to Iowa Bar Association, September, 2021
  • “Insolvent Estates from Start to Finish”, Nebraska Bar Association, October, 2021


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