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Bryce A. Suzuki

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
Phoenix

Tel

1 602 364 7285

Fax

1 602 716 8285
bryce.suzuki@bryancave.com
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Bryce A. Suzuki

Partner


Phoenix



One Renaissance Square
Two North Central Ave., Suite 2200
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4406

Phone:

1 602 364 7285

Fax:

1 602 716 8285

email:

bryce.suzuki@bryancave.com

Bryce Suzuki represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, landlords, vendors, bankruptcy investors, and equity security holders in all aspects of commercial restructuring and bankruptcy, including non-bankruptcy business workouts, asset sales, Chapter 11 bankruptcy administration and reorganization, liquidation, enforcement of creditors’ rights, distressed financing, bankruptcy litigation and appellate work. He regularly first-chairs trials in bankruptcy courts and has handled bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the country by admission pro hac vice.

Mr. Suzuki is active in various bar organizations.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a past chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, and the past president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. He is currently the national co-chair of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

In law school, Mr. Suzuki served as managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was invited to join the University of Iowa College of Law’s national appellate advocacy team.  He is fluent in Spanish and has conversational ability in French and basic Japanese.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Co-Chair, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2013-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, Member 2006-2012, Chair 2007-2008
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, President 2010-2011, Board Member 2007-present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2012-2013
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2013-present 
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2011-present
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, NAPABA, 2011
  • Arizona Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Barrister, 2011-2013
  • Guest of President Barack Obama at White House reception honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2010

Languages

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Bryce Suzuki represents secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, landlords, vendors, bankruptcy investors, and equity security holders in all aspects of commercial restructuring and bankruptcy, including non-bankruptcy business workouts, asset sales, Chapter 11 bankruptcy administration and reorganization, liquidation, enforcement of creditors’ rights, distressed financing, bankruptcy litigation and appellate work. He regularly first-chairs trials in bankruptcy courts and has handled bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the country by admission pro hac vice.

Mr. Suzuki is active in various bar organizations.  He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a past chair of the Arizona State Bar’s Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, and the past president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association. He is currently the national co-chair of the Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

In law school, Mr. Suzuki served as managing editor of the Iowa Law Review and was invited to join the University of Iowa College of Law’s national appellate advocacy team.  He is fluent in Spanish and has conversational ability in French and basic Japanese.

Select Representations

  • Lead trial counsel to secured lenders in extended evidentiary hearings on chapter 11 plan confirmation and relief from the automatic stay. In re GAC Storage Lansing, LLC, 485 B.R. 174 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2013); In re GAC El Monte, LLC, 489 B.R. 747 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2013).
  • Counsel to secured creditor group in the chapter 11 cases of supermarket chain Bashas’ Inc. and affiliated companies.
  • Debtor’s counsel to Arizona homebuilder Trend Homes and affiliated debtors in chapter 11.
  • Debtor's conflicts counsel and post-confirmation liquidation trustee's counsel in the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy case.
  • Debtor’s counsel to “single asset” real estate developer in chapter 11.
  • Counsel to defrauded aircraft purchasers in chapter 11 case of private jet manufacturer Eclipse Aviation.
  • Defense counsel for a skateboard distribution company in bankruptcy preference litigation involving action-sports retail chain.
  • Representation of distressed loan purchaser in connection with borrower workouts and foreclosure issues.
  • Representation of creditors and estate professionals in various appeals to Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Bar and Court Admissions

Arizona, 2003

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 2003

Brigham Young University, M.A., 2000

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998

Languages

French

Japanese

Spanish

Publications

  • "How Much for How Long: Chapter 11 Cramdown Term and Interest Rates," Co-Author, American Bankruptcy Institute Spring Meeting, April 2011

Speeches and Seminars

  • “Who Wants to Be a Section 363 Millionaire?,” Program Chair, NAPABA National Conference, November 2013
  • “Current Issues in Chapter 11 Real Estate Bankruptcies,” Presenter, TMA Western Regional Conference, July 2013
  • “Comparative Issues Regarding Cash Collateral and DIP Financing,” Presenter, State Bar of Arizona Annual Conference, June 2013
  • “Recent Legal Developments Affecting the Credit Function,” Presenter, National Electronic Distribution Credit Association, June 2013
  • “Bankruptcy Issues for Litigators,” Presenter, NAPABA Webinar, June 2013
  • "Real World: Zone of Insolvency (Doing Business with a Financially Distressed Company)," Presenter, NAPABA National Conference, November 2011
  • “A Fresh Look at Avoidance Actions, ” Presenter, Arizona Bankruptcy Practice, PESI, October 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Co-Chair, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), 2013-present
  • American Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona Committee on Minorities and Women in the Law, Member 2006-2012, Chair 2007-2008
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association, President 2010-2011, Board Member 2007-present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Southwest Super Lawyers - Rising Stars, 2012-2013
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2013-present 
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2011-present
  • Best Lawyers Under 40, NAPABA, 2011
  • Arizona Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Barrister, 2011-2013
  • Guest of President Barack Obama at White House reception honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2010

Education

  • University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 2003
  • Brigham Young University, M.A., 2000
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., 1998

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2003
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona

Awards & Recognition

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