We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.

 -Dag Hammarskjold

Nancy J. March

Nancy March is a distinguished bankruptcy attorney in our financial restructuring practice group, where she works primarily in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, collections, and related litigation and transactional matters. Her experience encompasses Arizona and in federal courts in other states, including Delaware, New York, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Nevada and the District of Columbia. She also helps clients with estate planning and probate matters.

Whether her clients need help with estate planning or bankruptcy, Nancy uses her strong communication and analytical skills to help clients understand the legal process, resolve problems and make decisions that will help their business or family. Her experience as a bankruptcy lawyer includes appearing in court on all aspects of business bankruptcy matters, counseling clients, and negotiating and drafting workout resolutions and related contracts. She represents creditors, debtors, trustees and official committees in bankruptcy cases in many different industries, such as health care, real estate (hotels, shopping centers and multifamily residential projects), retail businesses, agriculture, charter airlines and restaurants.

Nancy is also a proud supporter of the arts community in Tucson and serves on the boards of the Fox Theatre of Tucson, True Concord Voices and Orchestra and the Tucson Desert Song Festival. She is a loyal fan of University of Arizona sports teams, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.


  • J.D., with high distinction, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law
  • A.B., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College
  • Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review, 1988-89

Areas of Practice

We offer a wide range of experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and prevention.

We have one of the largest and active Southwestern bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices.

We have one of the largest trusts and estates legal practices in the Southwest. We will work closely with you to protect your assets.


  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation
  • Private Client and Wealth Preservation

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013-2020
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy, 2007, 2010, 2014-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015, 2017
  • Spirit of Philanthropy Award, 2013, 2017
  • Women of Influence Award, 2015
  • Recipient of "Top 40 Under Forty" award from Inside Tucson Business in 1995
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell

Articles And Presentations

  • Speaker, "Consumer Bankruptcy Basics," State Bar of Arizona Southern Regional Office, May 22, 2018
  • Interview, "Toys-R-Us is Liquidating Their Assets - Do They Owe You Anything?" March 23, 2018
  • Speaker, "Successful 363 Sales," State  Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section, February 1, 2018
  • Speaker, "The Symposium," M&A Advisor 2017 Distressed Investing Summit, March 23, 2017
  • Author, "Protecting Your Personal Assets From Business Failure," Inside Tucson Business, March 18, 2016
  • Co-Author, "10 Issues You Should Address in your Estate Plan Today," Inside Tucson Business, October 2015
  • Moderator, "Wellness and Post-Stern Jurisdictional Issues," State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, June 2015
  • Author, "Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Business with the Help of a Bankruptcy Lawyer," Inside Tucson Business, June 2015


  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Pima County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, 2019-present, President, 2017-2019, Member 2015-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Tucson Desert Song Festival, 2012-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, 2018-present
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 2002-present
  • Lawyer Representative to Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2011-2014
  • Vice Chair of the Taxation, Bankruptcy, and Security Interests Committee in the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, 2012-2013
  • Member, Honorary Council, Board of Directors, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, 2017-present, President, 2007-2009; Executive Committee 2002-2011, Member 1999-2017
  • President, Board of Directors Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, 2003-2005; Member, 1999-2007
  • Member, Judicial Appointments Committee, Arizona Women's Law Association, 1999-2003
  • Chair, State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities & Women in Law, 1999-2000; Member, 1997-2001
  • Representative, Ninth Circuit Merit Selection Committee for bankruptcy judges, 2000
  • Member, Board of Directors of Arts for All/Third Street Kids, 1992-1997; President, 1994-1996; Treasurer, 1996-1997
  • Participant in 1997 YWCA Women on the Move Leadership Series


  • Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado


  • French, Fluent