Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

The Commercial Law & Bankrupcty Section of the Idaho State Bar works closely with the Federal Court to create easier access to the Court by Idaho's practitioners. Each year in February, the section holds their annual business meeting in conjunction with their annual seminar. The section meets at 4:00 p.m. (MT) on the third Wednesday of the month via telephone conference.

Council Members | Section Membership | Professionalism Award | Meetings & Events | Meeting Minutes
Case Summaries | Newsletters | Tip of the Month | Disclaime

Council Members


Robert John Maynes
Maynes Taggart, PLLC
PO Box 3005
Idaho Falls, ID 83403
Phone: (208) 552-6442
Fax: (208) 524-6095

Vice Chairperson

Saviraj Grewal
Law Offices of Savi Grewal
PO Box 3013
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-3013
Phone: (208) 765-9404
Fax: (208) 777-2624


Alexandra O. Caval
Caval Law Office, PC
PO Box 1716
Twin Falls, ID 83303
Phone: (208) 733-2035
Fax: (208) 733-3919

Past Chairperson

Randal Jay French
Randal J. French, PC
PO Box 2730
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 383-0030
Fax: (208) 383-0412

CLE Chairperson

Saviraj Grewal
Law Offices of Savi Grewal
PO Box 3013
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-3013
Phone: (208) 765-9404
Fax: (208) 777-2624

Newsletter Chairperson

Paul Norwood Jonas Ross
Idaho Bankruptcy Law
PO Box 483
Paul, ID 83347
Phone: (208) 219-7997
Fax: (208) 416-6996

At Large Council Members

Robert Anthony Faucher
Holland & Hart, LLP
PO Box 2527
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 342-5000
Fax: (208) 343-8869

Tecla Elizabeth Druffel
111 Main Street, Ste. 101
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: (208) 743-9569
Fax: (888) 877-4307



Section Membership

If you are interested in joining the Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, complete the Section Registration Form .PDF and return with payment to Dayna Ferrero at the Idaho State Bar, PO Box 895, Boise, Idaho 83701. Membership dues are as follows:

2016 Standard Membership Dues:  $30
Paralegals of Section Members:  $15

To view the section's by-laws, select: Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section By-Laws PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Professionalism Award

This award is given annually by the Section to three deserving persons who best advance the interest of Idaho's commercial law and bankruptcy legal community. One recipient is chosen from three regions of the state - the northern, southwestern, and eastern - based upon their consistent skill, engagement, professionalism, and integrity in commercial and bankruptcy related endeavors.

The 2016 Professionalism Award was presented to: Jonathan W. Cottrell, North Idaho; Mary P. Kimmel, Central Idaho; and Dana Hoyle, Southern Idaho. To view a list of past recipients, select: Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Professionalism Award Recipients.

Meetings & Events


The Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section meets at 4:00 p.m. (MT) on the third Wednesday of the month via telephone conference. Dates for upcoming meetings are listed below.

July 20, 2016
August 17, 2016
September 21, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 21, 2016
January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017

To participate in the next scheduled meeting, you may RSVP at least 24-hours in advance via email to Dayna Ferrero. A meeting agenda and/or any additional materials (if available) will be provided to all participants via email prior to the meeting and posted online for reference. NOTE: Section meeting dates/location are subject to change.


May 20, 2015
June 17, 2015
July 15, 2015
August 19, 2015
September 16, 2015
October 21, 2015
November 18, 2015
December 16, 2015
January 20, 2016
February 17, 2016
March 16, 2016 - Agenda
April 20, 2016
May 18, 2016
June 15, 2016


Save the Date!!
35th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar (COEUR D'ALENE)
February 9-11, 2017
The Coeur d'Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd Street - Coeur d'Alene, ID

For lodging accommodations please call 888-965-6542 ext. 2 and mention "Commercial & Bankruptcy Seminar" or room block code "ISBABANK" to receive the negotiated rate. The negotiated group rate and room block is good through Friday, December 30, 2016. Reservations requested after this date may continue to be accepted at the group rate subject to availability.

More information coming soon - check back at a later date!!

Meeting Minutes PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

May 18, 2016
April 20, 2016
March 18, 2015
August 15, 2012
May 18, 2011
June 23, 2010

Case Summaries PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Case Summaries - Summer 2012
Case Summaries - Summer 2011

Newsletters PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

Spring 2015
Summer 2013
Spring 2012
Winter 2011
Summer 2011
Spring 2011

Tip of the Month PDF File - Get Acrobat Reader

April 2016
April 2015
October 2014
August 2014
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
May 2013
April 2013
June 2012
April 2012
July 2011
September 2010
July 2010
June 2010
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
May 2009


The Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section of the Idaho State Bar presents information on this web site as a service to our members and others who provide legal services to or are interested in the fields of Bankruptcy law. Our goal is to provide information, education and networking in this complex and wide ranging area of the law.

While we strive to be accurate and timely, and therefore hope to be a valuable resource to users of this site, nothing contained herein should be construed as legal advice and we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or the other sites to which we link.

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