Nicholas Hahn is an associate in the Business Finance, Bankruptcy & Restructuring Practice Group, where he focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency, Wisconsin receiverships and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in all chapters of bankruptcy, including an emphasis on agricultural bankruptcies. As a former U.S. Navy linguist and intelligence analyst who served in Iraq, Nick takes pride in his ability to gain a deep, comprehensive grasp of the details in each case.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Nick was a judicial clerk at the Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii. He also worked at a boutique insolvency firm representing debtors, creditors, Chapter 7 panel trustees, and representing clients in Chapter 128 receiverships.
Outside of the office, Nick has taken an active role in the Oshkosh Southwest Rotary Club’s Project Peru. Nick enjoys practicing Czech and Korean and teaching himself Spanish. After moving to Wisconsin from Hawaii, Nick stays active by ice skating and playing hockey in the winter and rowing on the Fox River in warmer weather.
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Beloit College, 2003, cum laude
Associate of Arts, Korean, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2006
ABI Central States Advisory Board Member
Oshkosh Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Member and former Chairperson
Oshkosh Southwest Rotary Club Board Member
State Bar of Wisconsin, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors Rights (BICR) section, Board Member
2022 Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation
Recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2021 - present)
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2022)
Admitted To PracticeWisconsin
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, District of Hawaii
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Professional AssociationsAmerican Bankruptcy Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin, Turnaround Management Association
Represented a debtor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a lawsuit and obtained a roughly $15 million judgment against the State of Wisconsin on summary judgment.
Represented a CPA firm and settled a six-figure preference action for less than 10 percent of the trustee’s demand.
Routinely represents and advises companies in connection with preference and fraudulent transfer actions in Wisconsin state courts and bankruptcy courts throughout the U.S.
Represented a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in a $2.2 million fraudulent transfer adversary proceeding, which resulted in a settlement for $1.8 million before the defendants filed an answer.
Regularly advises clients on perfection and enforcement of mechanic’s liens.
Experienced in bankruptcy dischargeability proceedings, commercial foreclosures, and other commercial litigation matters.
Represented numerous creditors and debtors in loan workouts, debt settlements, and business wind downs.
Experienced in agricultural insolvencies through representation of numerous farmers in Chapters 11 and 12.