Lynn Hamilton Butler

Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency & Commercial Bankruptcy
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9758
Fax: 512.479.1101
University University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1988
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., 1991
Admitted1991, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bankruptcy Institute, 1991-present
•American Bar Association, 1991-present
•Austin Bankruptcy Bar, 1991-present
•Austin Young Lawyers Association, 1991-present
•College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995-2001
•National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), 1993-2000
•State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section council, 2011-2014; Public Education, Vice President
•State's Association for Bankruptcy Attorneys (SABA), Director, 1996-2014
•Travis County Bar Association, 1991-present


A member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services team, Lynn's practice consists of commercial bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, specializing in workouts, reorganizations, asset sales and bankruptcy litigation. He also represents clients in disputes with the State of Texas and its agencies, with emphasis on state tax defense.

As part of his bankruptcy practice, Lynn has represented commercial debtors and creditors in numerous industries. In his 22 years of practice, he has been involved in more than 600 cases in Texas alone. He has also practiced in the U.S. Circuit Courts for the Second, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

Lynn litigates regularly in bankruptcy court, having served as lead plaintiff and defense counsel in many bankruptcy adversaries, including fraud dischargeability lawsuits. Lynn also has significant bankruptcy appellate experience, having been lead appellate counsel in more than 20 bankruptcy appeals.

Lynn represents clients in bankruptcy cases involving, among other things, manufacturing, restaurants, real estate, utilities and retail, as well as debtor-creditor related litigation. He has developed a specialty in the representation of clients in healthcare-related bankruptcies, having been lead debtor counsel in six hospital bankruptcies, including four Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcies. Lynn has also represented individual doctors, practice groups, home healthcare agencies and nursing homes in bankruptcy.

Lynn represents clients with issues and disputes with the State of Texas, especially those involving the Office of the Attorney General and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. He regularly represents taxpayers in state and federal tax disputes, both at the administrative hearings and the collection stages. His representation also includes dealing with the Internal Revenue Service in similar situations. Lynn also represents clients in disputes with the other Texas state agencies, including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Public Utilities Commission, the Texas Railroad Commission and other agencies.

Lynn is board- certified in business bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been since 1996. For eight years, he was an Assistant Attorney General with the Texas Attorney General's Office in its Bankruptcy and Collection Division. Before joining Husch Blackwell, Lynn practiced with Brown McCarroll.

Awards and Recognitions
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Civic Involvement
•Highland Park Baptist Church, moderator
•Sigma Phi Epsilon, University of Texas Chapter, Alumni Council President
•Boys & Girls Club of Austin supporter

Business Insights

Business Insights
10.01.07 Chapter 11 - Operations During the Case: Beginners Session - Introducing the Concepts, Bankruptcy from a Government Perspective Seminar
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
1.01.05 Quick Reference Bankruptcy Guide for the Tax Practitioner, Texas Society of CPA's
1.01.04 How To Deal With The Government In Bankruptcy
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
4.01.02 The Bankruptcy of Municipal Healthcare Entities Under Chapter 9
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
1.01.99 Building Blocks of Bankruptcy
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
1.01.98 Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
1.01.94 Bankruptcy & Taxation
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
1.01.94 National Association of Attorneys General Bankruptcy Conference
Financial Services Speaking Engagement


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Office Information

Lynn Hamilton Butler

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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