Christopher H. Bayley

Christopher H. Bayley: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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  • Peer Reviews

    5.0/5.0 (5)
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    • #375 in weekly profile views out of 9,400 Attorneys in Phoenix, AZ
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Attorney Awards

Biography

Christopher Bayley's practice is focused exclusively upon bankruptcy (creditor/committee/trustee/debtor) and related state and federal court debtor/creditor rights litigation, such as lift stay, nondischargeability, preference, fraudulent conveyance, plan confirmation, receiverships, third-party guaranty and related appellate work.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Burned by Toys R Us, will suppliers ever trust a bankrupt retailer again ? Quoted, Retail Dive (August 28, 2018)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bankruptcy Litigation (2010-2019)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy (2008-2009); Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013)
•Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-2010)
•Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Bankruptcy (2010-2011)
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, Arizona Business Magazine (2010)
•Arizona's Finest Lawyers
•America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry (2011)

Related News & Events

Aug 15
139 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers Listed as Leaders in Their Fields by The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Eleven Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Aug 15
The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Lists 133 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 17
The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Lists 128 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in their Field In addition, 19 Snell & Wilmer attorneys recognized as a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 18
The Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists 123 Snell & Wilmer Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 19
The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Sep 04
The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Sep 06
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29
Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Oct 21
Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Aug 01
Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10
Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Related Publications

Mar 07
Financial Services Litigation Bulletin - March 2012 The Arizona Court of Appeals Expands Anti-Deficiency Protection for Borrowers The Arizona Court of Appeals Expands Anti-Deficiency Protection for Borrowers

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Auditor and Accountant Defense
  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Foreclosure and Collection
  • Receiverships

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6214  Phone
www.swlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.A., Dean's List, 1983
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., Member, San Diego Law Review, 1986
Year of First Admission:
1986
Admission:
United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Arizona; United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of Arizona
Memberships:

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (2011-present)

•Executive Committee (2012)

•American Bar Association

•State Bar of Arizona

•Bankruptcy Section, Executive Counsel (1995-1996)

•Maricopa County Bar Association

•American Bankruptcy Institute

Birth Information:
Phoenix, Arizona, August 23, 1961
ISLN:
909182425
Transactions:
Representative Transactions: Lead attorney for Chapter 11 debtor in confirming Chapter 11 plan of reorganization (2011); Lead attorney for secured creditor in Chapter 11 case by owner operator of resort style golf course community in liquidation of real property asset (2010-2011); Lead attorney for Debtor-in-Possession Lender and successful Stalking Horse Purchaser of operations of Palm Harbor Homes Chapter 11 debtor (including insurance and finance companies) in $85 million acquisition (2010-2011); Lead attorney for Canadian investor, note buyer, on Chapter 11 plan litigation involving $40 million, 110-acre commercial industrial development project (2010-2011); Lead state court litigation counsel for national lender in $190 million guaranty litigation involving largest independent and family-owned residential home builder in Arizona (2009-2010); Lead attorney for state court receivership and foreclosure for secured creditor against Superstition Mountain L.L.C. private golf club (2008-2009); Lead attorney as debtor's counsel in confirming Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, In re Marine Military Academy (based in Harlingen, TX) (2000-2004); Lead attorney as debtor's counsel in confirming Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, In re Fourthstage Technologies, Inc., restructuring, and selling over $125 million in debt and equity (2002); Lead attorney, Post-Petition Debtor in Possession Lender and Majority Lender of $100 million Bank Group for Ugly Duckling Corporation in $170 million In re First Merchants Acceptance Corporation Chapter 11 case (1997-1998); as pre-confirmation servicer and post-confirmation servicer for $300 million pool of sub-prime auto receivables in In re Reliance Acceptance Corp., Chapter 11 case (1998); Lead attorney, Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in successful $70 million Chapter 11 case involving multiple resort and golf course properties in southern California, In re Regency Properties L.P. and Golf Ventures (1991-1992); Lead attorney local bankruptcy counsel re multiple Chapter 11 restructure/liquidation of $72 million non-performing real estate/public bond financed freeway construction and adjacent real estate development involving approximately 45 separate bankruptcy cases for secured lender (1987-1990)

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (5 reviews)
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/02/12 in Bankruptcy

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/02/12 in Litigation

    I handled a very challenging matter with Chris and found him to be extremely effective and highly ethical in all respects even though our clients were diametrically opposed on many issues. He gets very high marks from me.

    I handled a very challenging matter with Chris and found him to be extremely effective and highly ethical in all respects even though our clients were diametrically opposed on many issues. He gets very high marks from me. Read less

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    One Arizona Center , 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900
    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    602.382.6214 Phone

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