Brian Sirower - Quarles & Brady LLP

Brian Sirower

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 602-229-5416

Brian Sirower’s practice is concentrated primarily on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, including secured creditor representation in connection with income producing properties, secured creditor representation of asset-based lenders, commercial leasing, debtor in possession lending, commercial debtor representation, committee representation on a large and small scale, utility reorganizations, and preference and fraudulent conveyance defense. He has extensive experience in creditor, debtor and committee representation in Arizona and throughout the United States. A representative sample of Mr. Sirower’s engagements include the following:

  • National and regional lenders and lessors with respect to a broad array of secured financing transactions and commercial leasing transactions.

  • Credit card companies in Chapter 11 proceedings and FTC enforcement actions, including airlines, cruise lines, and retailers.

  • Creditor in connection with its acquisition of a water utility through a competing plan in Chapter 11 proceeding.

  • Equity security holders committee in the Chapter 11 cases of twelve related debtors which comprised the second largest independent computer leasing business in the United States.

  • DIP lender in connection with Chapter 11 reorganization of a regional airline as a prelude to the acquisition of the debtor.

  • Approximately eighty (80) single asset real estate limited partnerships in connection with reorganization and restructuring issues.

  • A public technology company in Denver, Colorado in connection with its restructuring and sale.

  • A municipality in connection with the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of a waste water treatment district in Arizona.

  • A national prescription drug distributor in the Chapter 11 of a franchisee of a national drug store chain. 

  • National and regional lenders in evaluation and resolution of assets acquired from failed FDIC-insured banks.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1988 
College of William and MaryBA The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of LawJ.D.
American Bar AssociationMaricopa County Bar AssociationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteRisk Management Association Turnaround Management Association

Office Location

One Renaissance Square
Two North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2391
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Chapter 12, Commercial, Committee Representation, Creditor Committees, Creditors' Rights, Lender Liability, Liquidations, Litigation, Out-of-Court Workouts, Workouts and Restructurings)
Litigation - Bankruptcy