Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
Managing Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal
Truman State University,
B.A., cum laude, 1999
Chair, Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund, 2019-Present
The Missouri Bar
Co-chair, Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights Committee, 2018-Present
American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Illinois State Bar Association
Included in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2010-2013
Thompson Coburn LLP
Brian Hockett practices in the Firm's Financial Restructuring group.
Brian's practice focuses on protecting and advancing the financial interests of secured creditors, unsecured creditors, landlords, and debtors in all aspects of debtor-creditor relationships, including work out, foreclosure, litigation and bankruptcy.
Brian represents clients in bankruptcy cases and in adversary proceedings. In addition to work in bankruptcy court, Brian has extensive experience representing clients in state and federal courts primarily in debtor-creditor disputes, and often in cases involving pre-judgment remedies and post-judgment enforcement.
"Supreme Court's discharge exception ruling gives creditors more options,"
The Credit Report Blog, June 2016
"New value defense preserved for three-party transactions,"
The Credit Report Blog, April 2014
"Payment of 'Stub Rent' in Commercial Tenant Bankruptcy Cases,"
ABA Real Property, Trust & Estate Section eReport, October 2010
"Discharge and Dischargeability Chapter,"
Missouri Bar CLE Bankruptcy Practice Deskbook (2nd Ed.), 2007
"Catch Me If You Can: Using Involuntary Bankruptcy to Lasso the Wily Debtor," Missouri Chapter - Panel Presentation
Turnaround Management Association, October 2017
"Petitioners Beware: Issues in Involuntary Cases Under Section 303," Chicago Bar Association, The Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg Annual Program on Commercial Law Presents: Current Cases and Trends,
"The New Missouri Commercial Receivership Act," Missouri Chapter - Panel Presentation,
Turnaround Management Association, July 2016
"Seven Things You Should Know About the New Missouri Commercial Receivership Act," TCLE,
Thompson Coburn LLP, June 2016
"Dealing with Financially Troubled Customers Outside and Inside Bankruptcy,"
TCLE, Thompson Coburn LLP, September 2015
"What's Hot in Preference Law,"
National Associations of Credit Managers, National Metal Recyclers Credit Group Meeting, March 2015
"Receiverships In Missouri and Proposed Receivership Code,"
21st Bank Legal Issues Conference, Missouri Bankers Associations, October 2014
"Don't Wander Off the Path: Complying with Garnishments After New Statutory Changes,"
TC HR Summit, Thompson Coburn LLP, March 2015
"Bankruptcy 101: Basic Introduction to Bankruptcy,"
TCLE, Thompson Coburn LLP, August 2014
"Landlord or Tenant Files Bankruptcy,"
Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., July 2012
"2011 Amendments to Revised Article 9,"
Missouri Bar Commercial Law Webinar, November 2011
"Update on Discharge and Dischargeability,"
Missouri Bar Annual Bankruptcy Institute, February 2011
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