Brian Sirower, Partner


Brian Sirower’s practice is concentrated primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including secured creditor representation in connection with income producing properties, secured creditor representation of asset-based lenders, commercial leasing, debtor in possession lending, commercial debtor representation, committee representation on a large and small scale, utility reorganizations, and preference and fraudulent conveyance defense. He has extensive experience in creditor, debtor and committee representation in Arizona and throughout the United States. A representative sample of Mr. Sirower’s engagements include the following:

  • National and regional lenders and lessors with respect to a broad array of secured financing transactions and commercial leasing transactions.
  • Credit card companies in Chapter 11 proceedings and FTC enforcement actions, including airlines, cruise lines, and retailers.
  • Creditor in connection with its acquisition of a water utility through a competing plan in Chapter 11 proceeding.
  • Equity security holders committee in the Chapter 11 cases of twelve related debtors which comprised the second largest independent computer leasing business in the United States.
  • DIP lender in connection with Chapter 11 reorganization of a regional airline as a prelude to the acquisition of the debtor.
  • Approximately eighty (80) single asset real estate limited partnerships in connection with reorganization and restructuring issues.
  • A public technology company in Denver, Colorado in connection with its restructuring and sale.
  • A municipality in connection with the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of a waste water treatment district in Arizona.
  • A national prescription drug distributor in the Chapter 11 of a franchisee of a national drug store chain.
  • National and regional lenders in evaluation and resolution of assets acquired from failed FDIC-insured banks.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Ohio State University–Moritz College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1988)
  • College of William and Mary (B.A., 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1988

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member of Bankruptcy Section)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)
  • Risk Management Association (Board Member of Arizona Chapter)
  • Turnaround Management Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2009–present: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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