In that capacity, he was deeply involved in deciding issues in all areas of bankruptcy. He offers financially distressed businesses and individuals valuable insight into how courts interpret and respond to the positions and arguments of parties in bankruptcy, and his clients appreciate his skill in carefully evaluating a strategy before implementing it.
Jim’s clients also appreciate his personalized approach to client service and communication and a high level of accountability.
Jim served as a judicial law clerk to two U.S. Bankruptcy Court judges, the Hon. Redfield Baum (2004 to 2013) and the Hon. Edward Ballinger (2012 to 2013). Previously, from 1998 to 2004, he was an Assistant Attorney General with the State of Arizona, Agency Counsel Division, Bankruptcy Section. He is a former chair, treasurer, and executive council member of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona, and he was a member of the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.
Jim also practices in the area of commercial real estate transactions, including work related to commercial purchase and sale transactions, real estate financing, and opinion letters. Jim also has experience in the preparation of operating agreements and business formations.
Jim is a member of the Board of Directors of Memory Keepers Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting individuals with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.