Anthony is as comfortable analyzing a company’s financial statements as he is a legal brief.

Overview

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.

Experience

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.

News & Insights

News

Speaking Engagements

"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.

Publications

The “Special Circumstance” of Student Loan Debt Under the Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, Arizona Law Review, 2010

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Inns of Court, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

  • Executive Committee Member
  • Programming Committee Chair

Bankruptcy Section Board of Directors, Maricopa County Bar Association

Aster Aging, Inc.

  • Board of Directors
  • Program Committee Member

American Bankruptcy Institute

State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Section

Practices & Industries

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2011

Education

University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers College of Law, J.D., 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

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