Patricia M. Gibeault - Axley Brynelson, LLP

Patricia M. Gibeault

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989

Patricia Gibeault is a partner at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, and practices insolvency law, including Bankruptcy Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13, commercial litigation, foreclosure, Chapter 128 Receiverships, Workouts and the Wisconsin Consumer Act. As an attorney for over 30 years, she has handled forbearances and foreclosures ranging from $100,000 to $120 million.

After obtaining her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Ms. Gibeault served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Martin, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. She served as a Chapter 7 panel Trustee for the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin from 1984 through 1993. Continuously advancing her knowledge, experience and involvement, Ms. Gibeault is also a board member of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors Rights (BICR) Section.

Admitted to practice in the State Courts of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D. 1980University of Wisconsin–MadisonBS
State Bar Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditor Rights (BICR)State Bar Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Creditor Rights (BICR)Western District Bankruptcy Bar

Case History

Multimillion-Dollar Toxic Tort Claim

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a lender/client dismissing a multimillion-dollar toxic tort claim brought in federal court related to the lender’s sale of contaminated property obtained in a foreclosure proceeding.

Representation of Lenders in Bankruptcies

Regular representation of lenders in bankruptcies, including farms, real estate, service organizations and manufacturing.

Representation of Secured Creditors in Out-of-Court Workouts

Representation of secured creditors in out-of-court workouts, resulting in a restructured debt, allowing debtor to continue in business, and providing sufficient cash flow to service both secured and unsecured debt.

Chapter 128 Proceedings

On numerous occasions utilized Chapter 128 proceedings to maximize a lender/client receiving multimillion-dollar payment on the sale of assets secured to it by obtaining a going concern value for the assets owned by an insolvent borrower.

Article 9 Surrender & Sale Procedures

Working in cooperation with borrowers to utilize Article 9 surrender and sale procedures to obtain going concern value from the sale of collateral.

Restructure of Multimillion-Dollar Business

Restructure of multimillion-dollar business with more than 30 locations on behalf of the debtor, successfully reorganizing without the need for federal court or state court protection.

Office Location

Two East Mifflin Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 1767
Madison, WI 53703
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Bankruptcy of the Madison Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law of the Madison Metro Area
Patricia M. Gibeault has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Patricia M. Gibeault has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Collections, Commercial, Creditors' Rights, Foreclosures, Liquidations, Litigation, Loan Documentation, Out-of-Court Workouts, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy