Scott K. Brown

Scott K. Brown

Partner
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602.262.5321
602.734.3866 fax
201 East Washington Street
Suite 1200
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Scott 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.

Scott is also the chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s Greater Phoenix Chapter, which has over 500 attorneys. He is also the secretary for the Society’s Religious Freedom Committee. He represents a variety of clients on religious institution topics and has authored several articles on religious liberties.

Scott has written dozens of columns for various publications, including ABI Journal, Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser, The National Law Journal and Arizona Attorney, among others.

Personal Approach

From making it a priority to meet with clients in-person to cultivating a strong internal team that he trusts, Scott values his relationships with his clients and colleagues. He believes collaboration is a critical component to solving any legal issue and he takes the time to establish a rapport with all those he works with.

Scott’s ability to offer levity, clarity, and wisdom during stressful moments make him an asset in any tough situation. Clients describe him as analytical, responsive, personable, and solution-oriented.

As a published humor author, Scott’s columns have been featured in several legal publications. He also co-wrote a screenplay. These days, much of his free time is spent with his wife and six kids.

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
  • Arizona State Bar, Former Chair of Bankruptcy Section

Representative Matters

  • Temporary in-house counsel for agricultural lender, performing many functions from advising management on loan enforcement tactics to drafting a multitude of lending documents.
  • Advises lending institutions on all aspects of lending and enforcement
  • 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. See 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 fraudulent transfer and preference demands a year
  • In a pro bono matter, located and garnished safe deposit account containing gold coins and silver bars
  • Represented hotel franchise and alarm companies

Related News

05/07/2018
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
09/13/2017
ABI Journal features bankruptcy article by Scott Brown
Attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie tackles issues for family-owned businesses
8/15/2017
Partners honored as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
85 Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
03/02/2017
Brown speaking on current trends in litigation and bankruptcy law
National conference features presentation by Phoenix attorney
10/11/2016
Nonprofits can successfully reorganize in bankruptcy notwithstanding unclear laws
Scott K. Brown co-authors contribution to Norton Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law
09/07/2016
September ABI Journal includes article from Scott K. Brown
Bankruptcy attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie writes ‘Don't Hate Me for Being Critical'
08/15/2016
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
07/29/2016
Brown contributes to book on bankruptcy mediation
Attorney from Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie shares insights on process
8/26/2015

Related Events

Past Events
06/12/2018
Last Chance CLE
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Presentations

  • Presenter, "Servicing Distressed Ag Loans," IBC Ag Conference 2020
  • Presenter, Various Lending and Loan Enforcement Topics, Farm Credit System Attorney's Conference 2015, 2017-2019
  • Presenter, Various Lending Compliance Topics, AgFirst Compliance Conference 2016-2018, 2020
  • Presenter, “Securing Water and Mineral Rights,” New Mexico Annual Conference 2019
  • Presenter, “Lending Best Practices and Litigation Updates,” Montan Ag Banker’s Conference 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Make Bankruptcy Great Again – The Grinder Style,” Oklahoma Bar Association’s 32nd Annual Advanced Bankruptcy Seminar, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, December 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, “In-House Counsel Ethics,” 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.
  • Co-Presenter, “Post Confirmation Jurisdiction,” Norton Webinar, August 2014

Publications

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2015-2021
  • Former Co-Chair of American Bankruptcy Institute's Bankruptcy Litigation Committee - Committee of the Year, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Former Chair of Arizona State Bar Bankruptcy Section

Other Info

Education

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

Clerkships

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas