Alisa has a concise and tactical approach to issues in bankruptcy and litigation. Her understanding of issues facing financially compromised companies is especially helpful in out-of-court settlements and debt restructuring.


Clients value Alisa’s range of experience representing debtors, creditors, committees and others in complex Chapter 11 proceedings and receiverships. Whether it’s working with highly regulated industries or environmentally compromised real estate, Alisa finds practical solutions.

Alisa understands complex Chapter 11 bankruptcies, and counsels clients on how to make the most of the process. She’s worked with a variety of claimants in the aviation, banking, mining, health care, utilities, agribusiness, professional sports, hospitality and entertainment industries, among others, representing parties on all sides of bankruptcy, receiverships, workouts and debt restructuring.


Alisa has recently represented committees of unsecured creditors in bankruptcies involving mining, a rural communications provider, a dairy farm, a developer of green energy alternatives, and a shelving manufacturer.

As counsel for the debtor, Alisa has recently represented golf course developments, a national fast food franchisor, and a real estate company working to rehabilitate environmentally contaminated land.

She has represented the pension interests of retired pilots in the Delta airlines bankruptcy, and the interests of tort claimants in multiple Chapter 11 bankruptcies of various Roman Catholic dioceses, and creditors of multiple hospitals and other health care entities.

Alisa’s articles include examining defenses to preference claims, Arizona's anti-deficiency statute, sales of assets in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and representation of tort claimants in claims against the Catholic diocese.

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Recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy Creditor/Debtor Rights law by Corporate Counsel magazine, 2010 - Present

Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy Litigation and Creditor-Debtor Rights, 2010 - 2024

Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in the Martindale Bar Register of Preeminent Women Attorneys, since the inaugural edition

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Arizona State Bar, Bankruptcy Section

Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Master


  • Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992


Arizona State University, J.D., 1985

Stanford University, B.A., 1982

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