Tamalyn E. Lewis - Engelman Berger PC

Tamalyn E. Lewis

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 602-341-6804

Tamalyn Lewis brings to her clients more than 30 years of legal experience and a deep appreciation of Arizona business. Tami was born in Globe, Arizona, raised in Safford, Arizona, and attended Arizona State University. Ms. Lewis’ experience as a Bankruptcy Extern in the United States Bankruptcy Court in 1982 and 1983 piqued her interest and desire to advocate for the rights of creditors. She has extensive experience in representing clients in bankruptcy, foreclosures, loan workouts, agricultural law, real-estate law and settlement negotiations throughout Arizona, Texas and in New York. Before joining our firm in 2014, Tami was a long-time named partner in a medium sized Arizona firm and a member of its executive management committee.


Advocating for and counseling clients to achieve cost-effective resolution of difficult business issues and legal challenges.


Agriculture Law
Business Transactions and Disputes
Commercial Bankruptcy
Commercial and consumer negotiations and workouts
Receiverships
Real Estate Transactions and Disputes


Banks
Financial Institutions
Agricultural Lenders
Landlords
Receivers
Business Owners
Farmers
Non-profit Organizations


Represented agricultural lenders in connection with complex loan workouts and negotiated restructured agreements, including the consensual reorganization in Chapter 11 of one of the state’s largest producers of lemons and the orderly liquidation of an operating farm spanning 5200 acres.

Represented a governmental agency in achieving regulatory compliance and negotiated payment of $20 Million violation penalties of a sand and gravel operator in a Chapter 11 case

Represented the Arizona State Retirement System in regard to protecting loan assets, including the WorldCom bankruptcy case

Represented landlords in bankruptcy proceedings to protect their interests of maintaining income stream and, if necessary, the early rejection of leases

Represented a Texas corporation protecting its interests in a Chapter 11 filing by a franchisor owning 20+ franchised stores in Arizona

Represented Chapter 7 Trustee in the liquidation of a multi-million dollar development project and a Chapter 11 Trustee in the liquidation of a high end automobile dealership

Represented a church trying to preserve its sanctuary and office building in cases involving a Ponzi scheme fraud that implicated hundreds of non-profit organizations in multiple proceedings pending in the Bankruptcy and State Courts in Florida and Minnesota

Represented owner of assisted care facility and the associated equipment in connection with the bankruptcy filing of its operator/lessee to attain an expedited approved of a sale to another operator

Represented largest secured lender in the American Continental Bankruptcy case

  • In re American Continental Corporation, 105 B.R. 564, (Bankr.D.Ariz. 1989).
  • In re PMI – DVW Real Estate Holdings, L.L.P., 240 B.R. 24 (Bankr.D.Ariz. 1999).
  • AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell ®


Speaker at Farm Credit Services, 2012 Loan Officer Training Conference


Master - Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
Turnaround Management Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member-State Bar of Arizona
Member - State Bar of Texas
Federal Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Former Alumni Board Member of Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law- ASU


Commissioner on the Arizona State Arts Commission
Board Member Center Dance Ensemble-Resident Modern Dance Company at Herberger Theater
National Charity League- Active Patronage and Former Grad Level Advisor
Parishioner of St. Theresa Catholic Parish
Active Parent of Xavier College Prepatory

Arizona State UniversityBS 1980Arizona State UniversityJ.D. 1983

Office Location

Security Title Plaza, Suite 700
3636 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States


Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law