Michael S. Myers

Associate
Phoenix

Michael is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing his practice on complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings as well as commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of real property, retail/restaurant/hospitality, technology and distressed assets. Michael is associated with the firm’s Phoenix and Los Angeles offices but his practice extends across state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Michael assists businesses in resolving complex disputes, whether through creative, business-oriented solutions or through litigation in court. These litigation matters typically involve distressed assets, enforcement of real estate leases, enforcement of real property purchase agreements, loan default actions, enforcement of contract guarantees, fraudulent transfer actions, and judgment enforcement proceedings.

Experience 

Representative Matters

  • Served on the trial team in a three-week trial that obtained a judgment for a special servicer against the borrower for more than $150 million
  • Counsels a Fortune 500 technology company in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Assisted a large bank obtain a settlement and release and avoid liability relating to a $5 million wire sent by fraudulent means

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum

California Receivers Forum

International Council of Shopping Centers

Recognition & Accomplishments

Best Lawyers, "One to Watch," 2021-2022

Southwest Super Lawyers, Rising Star: Business Bankruptcy, 2016-2019

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Retail Apocalypse: The State of Retail Bankruptcies," State Bar of Arizona 2019 Convention, June 28, 2019

Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts of Adversary Proceedings," State Bar of Arizona 2018 Convention, June 29, 2018

Speaker, "Let's Ask the Bankruptcy Bar: Ethical Issues in Bankruptcy," State Bar of Arizona 2015 Convention, June 26, 2015

Board Memberships & Community Service

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Mentor

Publications

"Problems in the Code: Section 365(d)(3): More Bark or Bite?" American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, May 1st, 2019

"Problems in the Code: Landlords, Beware! When Does the § 502(b)(6) Calculation Start?," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, August 1st 2016

Credentials 

Education

University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D. 2012)

Occidental College (B.A. 2009)

Admissions

Arizona

California

Utah