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Phil is a nationally recognized bankruptcy expert having participated in bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation in all jurisdictions in the suburban Washington, D. C. area and many jurisdictions nationally, including, most recently, New York and Louisiana.  Phil is the managing partner of Hughes & Bentzen, PLLC, a D. C. firm which also maintains an office in Maryland.  He concentrates his practice in commercial and real estate litigation, corporate representation and contract review and bankruptcy and creditors' rights


Phil has been in practice for over 30 years, having moved his primary office from Maryland to D.C. in 1999.


Phil also participates in local charitable events including the annual Gonzaga DC Classic Basketball Tournament which supports Work Projects  and cultural exchanges in poor sections of the region and the country and the Carribean for High School Students.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    38 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 30%
    41 years
  3. Corporate: 20%
    35 years

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Hughes & Bentzen Pllc

1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 340
Washington, DC, 20036-4139

Hughes & Bentzen, PLLC

260 East Jefferson Street
Rockville, MD, 20850-2333



DCActive 200511/29/2015
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHughes & Bentzen Pllc1999 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Philip J. McNutt1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re: Fortune Natural ResourcesConfirmed Plan of Reorganization
NewMarket Global Consulting Group, LLC v. StraussJudgment for Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
LeMoyne CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972