Cathy Reece | Financial Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights | Fennemore Craig
  • Education

    • J.D., Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
    • Bachelor of Music, with high distinction, University of Arizona

     

    • Managing Editor, Arizona State University Law Journal, 1979
    • Judicial law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor at the Arizona Court of Appeals, 1979
  • Areas of Practice

  • Representative Cases

  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2017-2019
    • Top 100 Lawyers, AZ Business Magazine, 2016-2018
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Top 25 Women in Arizona, 2017
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Top 50 Arizona, 2015-2016
    • Recipient, Legal Advisor of the Year, M&A Advisor, 2014
    • Arizona's Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
    • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star
    • Benchmark Litigation, Top 250 Women in Litigation
    • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
    • Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Articles And Presentations

     

    Other Articles and Presentations

     

    • Speaker, "The Changing Landscape of Commercial Real Estate—Retail, Shopping Centers, Healthcare and Golf Courses—Repurposing the Space," ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, September 13, 2018
    • Speaker, "Post-Confirmation Liquidating and Litigation Trusts," 26th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 7, 2018
    • Speaker, "Liquidating Trusts in Bankruptcy: A Review of Current Issues," The Knowledge Group, July 12, 2018
    • Moderator, "2017 TMA Small Company Turnaround Award Winner: Vermont Aerospace Once Again Takes Flight," ABF Journal, April 2018
    • Speaker, "Third Party Financing of Litigation--Structure, Documentation And Outlook for 2018," American Bar Association Business Law Spring Meeting, April 2018
    • Speaker, “Faster, Higher Returns: With Ponzi Schemes, All That Glitters Is Not Gold," 2018 Distressed Investing Summit, March 21, 2018
    • Speaker, "Post-Confirmation Liquidation and Litigation Trusts in Business Bankruptices: What Lies Ahead in 2018," March 2, 2018
    • Quoted, "Greenberg Traurig's $9.8M Malpractice Suit Settlement OK'd," Law360, October 10, 2017
    • Speaker, "Secured Financing Issues Concerning DIP Financing, Cash Collateral and Exit Financing," American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 8, 2016
    • Speaker, "How Do I Make Sure My Commission Gets Paid in a Bankruptcy?" Arizona Commercial Broker's Association Lunch, January 14, 2015
    • Speaker, "Prepayment Premiums," Arizona Bankers Association, January 2015
    • Author, "Eligibility to File is Early Battleground in Chapter 9," Journal of Corporate Renewal, June 2014
    • Author, "Believer Beware – When Greed and Trust Collide, Arizona Residents Get Scammed," Phoenix Business Journal, January 10, 2014
    • Author, "Future for Rural/Metro Still Littered with Hazards," Phoenix Business Journal, September 27, 2013
  • PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    • Member, Federal Bar Association
    • Member, Board of Regents, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
    • Member, Board of Trustees and Former Vice-President of Communications, Vice President of Conferences, and Vice President of Membership, International Turnaround Management Association
    • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Member, The American Law Institute, which drafts and sponsors the Restatements of the Law and the Uniform Commercial Code
    • Immediate Past Chair, Loan Workout Subcommittee, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Past President, Arizona Chapter, Turnaround Management Association
    • Past Chair, Bankruptcy Section, State Bar of Arizona
    • Past Chair, Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee, State Bar of Arizona
    • Former Lawyer Delegate to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • ADMISSIONS

    • Arizona
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification
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