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About Katie

Business, commercial litigation and bankruptcy counsel

Katie Mason counsels clients in business litigation, commercial litigation and all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, receiverships and workouts. Clients she advises include:

  • Manufacturers
  • Trade creditors
  • Landlords
  • Financial institutions

Experience in Action

  • Litigates contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court. Clients turn to Katie on matters such as contested Chapter 11 plan confirmation, use of cash collateral, claims litigation, fee disputes, preference avoidance, fraudulent transfer actions, non-dischargeability and issues arising in "free and clear" sales under the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Regularly represents clients in the sale and purchase of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, Chapter 128 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.


  • Successfully prevented unwanted assignment of patent licensor's patent license agreement as part of a bankruptcy sale.
  • Obtained bankruptcy court order finding that purportedly "free and clear" bankruptcy sale of debtor's assets did not operate to extinguish real estate owner's recorded right of first refusal due to lack of due process.
  • Successfully defended and obtained dismissal after trial of lawsuit filed by bankruptcy debtor against financial institution, wherein debtor sought to prevent client's foreclosure of properties owned by entities in which debtor held an ownership interest.
  • Successfully defended hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer actions arising under bankruptcy and state law.

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" (2023: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Best Lawyers in America® (2016-present: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2021-present: Bankruptcy: Business)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2012, 2014-2020)

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