Anthony is as comfortable analyzing a company’s financial statements as he is a legal brief.
Anthony understands that reorganizing a distressed company requires real world business savvy as well as sound legal guidance. Prior to becoming an attorney, Anthony worked at a national consulting firm where he became enmeshed in a variety of businesses, advising on anything from navigating environmental regulations to potential damage exposure in litigation disputes or stock option backdating cases. As a result of his prior experience, he brings practical problem solving and a unique understanding of business to his legal practice.
Practicing in the area of corporate restructuring and complex insolvency, Anthony has represented clients from a broad spectrum of industries, including charter airlines, real estate developers, homeowners associations, governmental agencies, commercial real estate owners and developers, retailers, and manufacturers. Anthony represents constituents on all sides of bankruptcy proceedings, including debtors, creditors, trustees, committees, and purchasers and sellers of distressed assets. When insolvency situations result in litigation, clients can depend on Anthony to be a tireless advocate. Anthony has significant experience defending and prosecuting companies and individuals in fraudulent transfer, preference and breach of fiduciary duty litigation.
Secured multimillion-dollar settlement for Litigation Plan Trustee in fraudulent transfer suit against a mining corporation.
Secured multimillion-dollar settlement for Litigation Plan Trustee in breach of fiduciary duty action against multiple corporate defendants.
Achieved successful reorganization of telecommunications equipment manufacturing company in a contested confirmation proceeding.
Successfully defended the chief operating officer of a national charter airline in a bankruptcy avoidance action.
Represented agency advocating on behalf of California utility ratepayers in the Pacific Gas & Electric bankruptcy case.
Represented multiple corporate defendants, including officers and directors, in the charter airline industry in a multimillion dollar bankruptcy avoidance action.
Represent post-confirmation plan trustee in pursuit of multimillion dollar fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty claims.
Achieved confirmation of a plan of reorganization that successfully restructured a multimillion dollar loan for prime commercial real estate in Sedona, Arizona.
Secured a complete recovery for an agribusiness/agricultural real estate lender in a Chapter 12 proceeding through successful stay relief proceedings and settlement negotiations.
Advised corporate parent of multinational subsidiaries in the water membrane industry on its divestiture of assets and wind-down procedures.
Secured a 100% payment plan through representation of a creditors' committee in the bankruptcy of a wire mesh manufacturer.
Represented stalking horse purchaser in the successful purchase of a nationwide janitorial services business.
Achieved confirmation of a creditor plan of organization for a homeowners association.
Negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements and related sale documents on behalf of clients purchasing or selling assets, both within and outside of bankruptcy in various industries.
Represented numerous lending clients in bankruptcy and state court proceedings, including stay relief proceedings, loan enforcement actions and contested plan confirmation proceedings.
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"Trial Skills: Selecting, Preparing, and Examining Expert Witnesses; Using Demonstrative Exhibits" Arizona State Bar Convention, June, 2023
"2017 Rule Changes for Bankruptcy and Credit Enforcement Practitioners," State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Section, December, 2017
"Recent Developments in 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Law," Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, April 2017
A frequent presenter, Anthony helps peers stay abreast of rule changes and 9th Circuit bankruptcy and related case law. He spoke most recently to the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona.
"I Hear the Train A' Comin'": End of Sovereign Immunity for State Agencies in Bankruptcies?, American Bankruptcy Institute (2023).
Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization, American Bankruptcy Institute (2020).
The “Special Circumstance” of Student Loan Debt Under the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Arizona Law Review, 2010
Listed in the 2022, 2023, 2024 editions of Best Layers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Selected for inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers®, 2023
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Section
- Bankruptcy Section Chair (2021 - 2022)
American Inns of Court, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
- Executive Committee Member (2019 - 2021)
- Programming Committee Chair (2019 - 2021)
Aster Aging, Inc.
- Board of Directors
- Program Committee Member
American Bankruptcy Institute
Bankruptcy Section Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association (2016-2021)
Practices & Industries
- Arizona, 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
- Arizona Law Review Managing Editor
- Snell & Wilmer Award for Best Published Note
University of Arizona, B.S., Economics and Spanish, magna cum laude, 2005