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Phoenix, AZ 85004t



Practice Areas
Commercial Bankruptcy Representation for Banks, Equipment Lessors, Mortgage Lenders and Other Business Creditors

Sophisticated Debtor-Creditor Litigation and Business Litigation in State and Federal Courts

Real Estate Law and Finance

Nonbankruptcy Workouts and Negotiations

Receiverships and Injunctive Proceedings

Education / Honors
J.D. Arizona State University College of Law

B.A., Arizona State University, Liberal Arts

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights; Business Litigation

Selected, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers

Ranked AV® PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

Appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to the Arizona Civil Rights Advisory Board, 2014-2017

*AV® PreeminentTM BV® DistinguishedTM is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

State Bar of New Mexico

Maricopa County Bar Association

Court Admissions

New Mexico

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States District Court for the District of New Mexico

Representative Engagements
Successful representation of secured creditors in single asset chapter 11 cases over the course of time combining motions to lift stay with opposition to plan confirmation on a cram down basis, sometimes with Section 1111(b) elections

Motions to compel chapter 11 debtors in possession to assume or reject executory equipment leases and motions to lift stay to enforce equipment lessor rights

Receivership and injunctive proceedings in Arizona state court to enforce assignments of rents for the benefit of commercial lenders during the pendency of nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings by way of contractual powers of sale

Prosecution of lender actions against guarantors in situations where the borrowers have sought chapter 11 relief

Bankruptcy due diligence counsel to the purchaser of the single largest package of secured real estate loans and joint venture interests purchased from the RTC which involved significant bankruptcy issues due to multiple borrower and coventurer chapter 11 proceedings

Representation of the secured creditor in the UCC sale of a grocery store chain with seventy (70) operating stores which was consummated by a credit bid in excess of $144,000,000 and assumption of ownership and operation of the grocery store chain by a special purpose entity created for that purpose