SCOTT BROWN

Partner

Direct: 480-247-0557
Main:  480-788-3053
Email: sbrown@acjblaw.com

Scott Brown represents financial institutions in loan documentation and enforcement. He represents commercial, agricultural and private lenders in a broad array of transactions. He 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 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.

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

J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2000
B.A., Brigham Young University, 1997
Arizona, 2001
Colorado, 2016
New Mexico, 2016
Montana, 2017
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
  • 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
  • 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

Banking & Lending Disputes
Bankruptcy Litigation
Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
Finance & Lending Transactions
Consumer Finance – Litigation and Regulatory Compliance
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appeals
Religious Institutions – Compliance, Regulatory and Business Issues

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas