PHOENIX – The current issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal includes the article, “Don’t Hate Me for Being Critical, Critical Thoughts about Critical Vendors,” authored by attorney Scott K. Brown of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.
A partner in the firm’s bankruptcy team in Phoenix, Brown is a frequent author and speaker on bankruptcy topics. His article is a humorous look at the process by which debtors may deem a creditor is “critical” vs. “uncritical” thus increasing the potential for obtaining relief through the courts.
“Before you knew it, courts were denying the love to all but the ‘very most’ critical vendors,” writes Brown. “For some reason, it takes some time for a debtor to build credibility, notwithstanding all of those declarations filed under oath at the beginning of a case.”
Brown represents commercial, agricultural and private lenders, healthcare companies and other businesses in a broad array of transactions and litigation. His experience includes both in-house and outside counsel roles in loan origination and documentation, regulatory compliance, litigation in state and federal court, receiverships and bankruptcies. He also represents clients regarding regulatory, lending and litigation issues related to consumer finance.