practices: Commercial Litigation & Bankruptcy representation

Alternative Dispute Resolution Appellate Law Commercial Bankruptcy Complex Commercial Litigation Corporate Restructuring
Debtor-Creditor Litigation Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy Real Estate Reorganization Settlement Advocacy

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Schian Walker attorneys serve as advocates and third party neutrals for negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. We focus on resolving a wide-variety of complex commercial and financial disputes without the need for expensive litigation.

Appellate Law

Schian Walker handles appeals at all state and federal levels, including the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Ninth Circuit. We offer skilled advocacy and efficient solutions for preparing and responding to appeals across many areas, including financial matters, real estate, business torts, contracts, and bankruptcy.

Commercial Bankruptcy

In our Chapter 11 bankruptcy practice, we represent: secured and unsecured creditors (including banks and other financial institutions, landlords, equipment lessors, and trade creditors), trade creditors, debtor-in-possession financiers, and acquirers, shareholders and landlords.

Our bankruptcy attorneys also represent numerous lenders with respect to distressed credits and advise clients regarding cash collateral issues and debtor-in-possession financings. We also advise clients on purchasing assets out of bankruptcy proceedings.

Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy

Schian Walker bankruptcy attorneys practice in other creditors’ rights areas, including out-of-court restructurings and workouts, foreclosures on mortgages and other liens, receiverships, and secured transactions.

Secured and unsecured creditors in high-profile bankruptcies rely on our extensive experience and ingenuity in protecting their interests in complex commercial cases.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Schian Walker offers experienced litigators and trial attorneys to tackle litigation matters in state and federal courts. We work closely with our clients to develop effective, winning strategies and a comprehensive approach that takes into account costs, risks, and client goals.

Our attorneys handle a wide variety of disputes involving financial transactions, real estate, contracts, corporate transactions, and the full spectrum of commercial disputes.

Corporate Restructuring

Owners of financially distressed companies count on our restructuring solutions in achieving a business turnaround. Schian Walker advises businesses in developing legal strategies for their financial rehabilitations, working closely with the client and its financial professionals to achieve an appropriate resolution.

Debtor-Creditor Litigation

Schian Walker’s attorneys handle disputes arising from debtor-creditor relationships that cannot be resolved without litigation. Our attorneys offer cost effective results through state or federal courts to protect client interests. Including, collection litigation, asset recovery and liquidation, fraudulent transfer recovery, lien foreclosures, and lender and debtor liability.

Real Estate

Schian Walker attorneys represent clients in the real estate industry, such as lenders, borrowers, developers, landlords, and tenants. We work closely with our clients in various aspects of their real estate transactions and disputes.


Our work on behalf of bankruptcy debtors, trustees, and plan administrators encompasses Chapter 11 filings, including “free fall,” “prearranged,” and “prepackaged” reorganizations, as well as out-of-court restructurings.

Settlement Advocacy

Schian Walker’s settlement advocates help clients evaluate costs, risks, and develop and coordinate strategies to bring about a resolution that is in the best interests of our clients. Our settlement advocates offer clients the opportunity to reach a favorable and efficient resolution to their disputes.