Alissa Brice Castañeda, Partner


Alissa Brice Castañeda is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. Her practice focuses on loan and guaranty enforcement actions; loan restructuring and workouts; judicial and non-judicial foreclosures; deficiency actions; receiverships; and Chapter 11, 7, and 13 bankruptcies. She has drafted hundreds of bankruptcy briefs and settlement documents, reviewed and analyzed plans of reorganization, and negotiated on behalf of her clients for optimal plan treatment. Alissa regularly appears in bankruptcy and state courts to advocate for her clients on secured and unsecured loans.

In addition to her bankruptcy practice, Alissa also represents clients in commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court. She also handles health care litigation and frequently appears at hearings before the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • Boston College Law School (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Southern California (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • California
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Professional and Civic Activities

  • UMOM (Board of Directors, 2019-Present)
  • Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (President, 2019-2020; Vice-President, 2018-2019; Secretary-Treasurer, 2016-2018; Special Events Chair, 2014-2016; Member, 2011-Present)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Conference (Advisory Board Member, 2017-Present)
  • Suns Charities 88 (Member, 2016-2019)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (Secretary and Treasurer, 2016-2017; Board Member, 2014-2016)
  • University of Southern California Alumni Club of Phoenix (Vice President, 2015-2016; Board Member, 2010-2016)

Professional Recognition

  • NCBJ Next Generation, Class of 2017
  • Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star (2014-Present)