Schwartz, Samuel A.

Samuel A. Schwartz represents debtors and creditors in a broad range of business reorganization matters, including Chapter 11 cases, restructurings, workouts, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation.

In the legal arena, Sam’s arsenal includes litigation and trial experience (bench and jury), as well as a stellar appellate record. Sam can handle all aspects of commercial litigation.

Sam joined Brownstein after co-founding his own firm, Schwartz Flansburg. Prior to that, he practiced commercial bankruptcy law at Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case.

Practices & Industries
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Experience
  • South Edge, LLC in the Inspirada Master Planned Community bankruptcy
  • FTI Consulting, Inc. in the Stations Casino bankruptcies
  • Florida Hooters, LLC in the Hooters Hotel & Casino bankruptcy
  • W. R. Grace & Co.’s asbestos related Chapter 11 bankruptcies
  • Trans World Airlines, Inc. in its Chapter 11 cases
  • Zenith Electronics Corporation in its corporate restructuring and Chapter 11 reorganization
  • Jitney-Jungle Stores of America, Inc. in its Chapter 11 auction and liquidation
  • AmeriServe Food Distribution in its Chapter 11 liquidation
  • PhyAmerica Physician Services in its Chapter 11 restructuring, auction and sale
  • The Williams Companies as the largest creditor in the bankruptcy of Williams Communication, Inc., among several other debtors and creditors in Chapter 11
  • Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino, LLC in its Chapter 11 case
  • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors In re: Gump’s Holdings, LLC
  • Jeffrey A. Weinman as Chapter 11 Trustee for Bearcat Energy, LLC
News & Events
Publications & Presentations
  • J.D., 1997, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • B.A., 1994, University of Michigan
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Super Lawyers, Mountain States, 2015 through 2019

Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013 and 2014