Douglas J. Payne has over 25 years of experience in a practice focused on bankruptcy and complex litigation. He represents creditors and trustees in business bankruptcy actions and has helped clients successfully reorganize under Chapter 11 proceedings.
He has acted as lead counsel for creditors’ committees in a number of bankruptcy cases, including negotiating payment plans and blocking plans that reduce creditor rights. Doug has also negotiated favorable settlements for defendants in bankruptcy litigation, and successfully defended them in court and on appeal.
As a litigator, he has represented parties in complex real property cases, where he is able to team with Fabian VanCott attorneys with expertise in the firm’s core competency areas. In the community, Doug has served as a board member and chair of the Murray Education Foundation and as chair of the Murray City Planning and Zoning Commission.
He earned his law degree from the University of Utah, where he was a William H. Leary Scholar and on law review. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, where he graduated cum laude.
Doug is admitted to Utah’s state and federal courts, the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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