Hannah Russell Torres, Associate

Biography

Hannah Torres is a member of the firm's Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights Practice Group. She focuses her practice on commercial loan transactions and creditor’s rights litigation. Her clients include private and public companies of all sizes, national, regional, and community banks, nontraditional lenders, finance companies, lessors, and developers. She also has extensive experience representing lenders in loan restructuring and workouts, including foreclosures and receiverships. 

As a litigator, Hannah represents both creditors and landlords in creditors' rights proceedings. She has represented clients in bankruptcy, state, and federal courts across the country.

Hannah also works with financial institutions and other lenders in commercial loan transactions, including real estate finance matters.

Hannah's experience includes:

  • Representing numerous national banks through documentation and closing of commercial real estate loans
  • Representing commercial landlords in connection with litigation for unpaid lease obligations against tenants and guarantors
  • Preparation of complex appellate briefs
  • Representing national lending institutions and banks in connection with receiverships over commercial properties and assets with aggregate value exceeding $75 million
  • Representing individuals and businesses of all sizes and types in complex civil disputes

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
    • Arizona State Law Journal (Associate Editor)
    • Research Assistant to Professor James Weinstein
    • Legal Research & Writing Teaching Assistant to Professor Andrew Carter
    • William H. Pedrick Scholar
  • University of New Mexico (B.A., summa cum laude, 2012)
    • Majors: History and Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2016

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ann A. Scott Timmer, Arizona Supreme Court (2015, 2016)
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona Justice Project, handling post-conviction proceedings (2017-present)
  • Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (Member, 2016-2018)
  • Capitol School Homeroom Program (Volunteer)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" (2021, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

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