Scott K. Brown

Scott K. Brown

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602.734.3866 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Mr. Brown represents financial institutions in loan documentation and enforcement. He represents commercial, agricultural and private lenders in a broad array of transactions. He also has nearly 20 years of experience enforcing loans through workouts, litigation, receiverships and bankruptcies. His experience includes both in-house and outside counsel roles. He also represents clients regarding regulatory, lending and litigation issues related to consumer finance – CFPB, FCRA, TCPA and many others.

Mr. Brown is also member of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Religious Freedom Committee.  He represents a variety of clients on religious institution topics and has authored several articles on religious liberties, including: “The Coptic Church in Egypt: A Comment on Protecting Religious Minorities From Non-State Discrimination,” Brigham Young University Law Review 1049, 2000, and “Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Land Berlin: Requiring Religious Communities Seeking Public Corporation Status in Germany to Satisfy the ‘Meaning and Purpose of Corporation Status’ Test,” Brigham Young University Law Review 673, 1999.

Mr. Brown has also written dozens of columns for various publications, including ABI Journal, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, The National Law Journal and Arizona Attorney.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Chair, Greater Phoenix Chapter
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Associate Editor
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Litigation Committee, Former Co-Chair
  • Arizona Bankers Association, Member
  • Risk Management Association, Member
  • Arizona State Bar, Former Chair of Bankruptcy Section

Representative Matters

  • In-house counsel for agricultural lender
  • Advises lending institutions on all aspects of lending and litigation
  • Advises clients on all aspects of religious institution and religious freedom issues
  • Advises credit card company on consumer finance issues related to regulatory, lending and litigation issues.
  • Prevailed at trial in bankruptcy court on a priority fight between two lenders claiming a first-position on real estate worth $4 million in Washington and prevailed in an appeal before the U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit regarding Stern v. Marshall issue.
  • In re Washington Coast I, L.L.C., 485 B.R. 393 (2012)
  • Obtained final judgment on a multi-million dollar claim against an entity and several guarantors, including a judgment against a family trust on an alter ego theory
  • Advised bank client regarding internal procedures to avoid automatic stay and discharge violations, and how to effectively respond to dozens of preference demands a year
  • In a pro bono matter, located and garnished safe deposit account containing gold coins and silver bars
  • Advised health care companies on multitude of issues
  • Advised capital groups on real estate and equipment leases
  • Represented hotel franchise and alarm companies

Related News

Brown Elected Chair of J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Scott K. Brown, II, has been selected Chair of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society
ABI Journal features bankruptcy article by Scott Brown
Attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie tackles issues for family-owned businesses
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Brown speaking on current trends in litigation and bankruptcy law
National conference features presentation by Phoenix attorney
Nonprofits can successfully reorganize in bankruptcy notwithstanding unclear laws
Scott K. Brown co-authors contribution to Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
September ABI Journal includes article from Scott K. Brown
Bankruptcy attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie writes ‘Don't Hate Me for Being Critical'
83 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys named in ‘Best Lawyers'
11 partners also honored as ‘Lawyer of the Year' in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
Brown contributes to book on bankruptcy mediation
Attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie shares insights on process

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  • Presenter, “Farm Credit Litigation Update and Best Practices,” Farm Credit System Attorney's Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2018 
  • Co-Presenter, “Make Bankruptcy Great Again – The Grinder Style,” Oklahoma Bar Association’s 32nd Annual Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 2017
  • Presenter, “Farm Credit Litigation Issues: Navigating Distressed Loans and Bankruptcies,” Farm Credit System Attorney Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2017
  • Presenter, “Mediation: Mega Cases and Avoidable Actions,” American Bankruptcy Institute Webinar, September 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “The Evolution of Bankruptcy: Cyclical or Sicklical?,” 2017 Arizona State Bar Convention, June 2017
  • Presenter, “Ethics CLE,” Prudential Insurance – In-house Lawyers, Newark, New Jersey, April 2016
  • Speaker, “Labor and Employment Claims in a Quick-Sale, Quick-Sand, Post-Jevic Era,” American Bankruptcy Institute Annual Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2016
  • Presenter, “Drafting Enforceable Waivers and Releases,” Religious Institutions Law Day in Phoenix, Arizona, October 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “Non-Profit and Religious Institutions Reorganizations and Bankruptcies,” American Bankruptcy Institute Midwest Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, October 2015.
  • Presenter, “In-House Counsel Ethics,” Farm Credit System Attorney Conference, San Diego, California, September 2015
  • Co-Presenter, “Post Confirmation Jurisdiction,” Norton Webinar, August 2014
  • Co-Presenter, "The Next Generation," 2013 Arizona State Bar Convention, June 2013
  • Co-Presenter, "Bankruptcy," 2012 Arizona State Bar Convention, June 2012
  • Presenter, "Things You Know You Knew, But Forgot You Knew," 24th Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, April 2011
  • Presenter, "Ethical Issues,” Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law, February 2010, June 2008 and February 2007 
  • Presenter, “Understanding Cross-Border Issues in a Restructuring Situation,” American Bankruptcy Institute, September 2009
  • Presenter, "Boards of Directors: Fiduciary Obligations & Liability in a Troubled Market," Professional Education Broadcast Network, January 2009
  • Presenter, "Claims Trading," Norton Institutes on Bankruptcy Law, June 2008
  • Presenter, "Subprime Issues," Western District of Texas, June 2008
  • Presenter, “Collections From an Attorney’s Perspective,” Merchants Information Solutions’ Customer Seminar, October 2006
  • Presenter, “An Overview of the UCC, Including Secured Transactions and Bulk Sale Provisions,” National Association of Credit Managers, July 2004



  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2020
  • Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars - Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Law, 2012-2014
  • Co-chair of American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Litigation Committee - Committee of the Year, 2012

Other Info


J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2000
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1997

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2001
Colorado, 2016
New Mexico, 2016
Montana, 2017

Court Admissions

Arizona Supreme Court
Colorado Supreme Court
New Mexico Supreme Court
Montana Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana


U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas