Eric S. Pezold

Eric S. Pezold: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • 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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    4.6/5.0 (8)
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Eric Pezold's practice is concentrated primarily in bankruptcy, reorganization, creditor's rights, foreclosure, receivership, Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors ( ABCs ), and workout law; federal and state court commercial and business litigation; and real estate tax investments.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform, 16th Edition , Contributor, World Bank Group (2019)
• Recent Developments in Commercial and Real Estate Secured Guaranties, Presenter, OCBA Banking and Lending Section Program, Newport Beach, CA (October 16, 2018)
• Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, 15th Edition , Contributor, World Bank Group (2018)
• Post-Judgments Receiverships, Moderator, California Receivers Forum - Loyola VII Symposium, Costa Mesa, CA (March 4, 2017)
• Eric Pezold: From Ranch Hand to Receiver's Counsel , Featured, Receivership News, A Publication of the California Receivers Forum (Summer 2016)
• Parent Company of Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles Files for Bankruptcy Protection , Quoted, Los Angeles Times (March 29, 2016)
• Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, 13th Edition , Contributor, World Bank Group (2016)
• Referees and Receivers: Selling Real Property Only if You Can Get Title Insurance! Tricks and Trivia of How To, Panelist, California Receivers Forum, Costa Mesa, CA (September 3, 2015)
• Oil Fields & Gas Station Receiverships, Panelist, California Receivers Forum, Los Angeles, CA (June 17, 2015)
• Successful Sale of Assets Through Post Judgment Receiverships, Panelist, California Receivers Forum, Los Angeles, CA (September 11, 2014)
• The Dodd-Frank Act Amendments and Creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Major Changes to Financial Services Industry , Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal, Vol. 37, No. 17 (April 28-May 4, 2014)
• Real Estate Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop, Presenter, National Business Institute , Irvine, CA (January 15, 2014)

Professional Recognition and Awards

•Southwest Super Lawyers , Rising Stars Edition, Bankruptcy: Business (2014)
•Southern California Super Lawyers , Rising Stars Edition, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013-2014)

Community Involvement

•Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County (2009-present)
•Career Forum Committee (2011-present)
•Career Forum Committee, Co-Chair (2014-present)
•Board Member (2015-present)
•California Receivers Forum
•Board Member (2015-present)
•Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Related News & Events

Jan 17
Snell & Wilmer Renews Commitment to Los Angeles Moves to 31st Floor of Two California Plaza

Nov 30
Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Partner Eric Pezold to the Board

May 27
The Dodd-Frank Act Amendments and Creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Major Changes to Financial Services Industry Orange County Business Journal

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

Jan 04
Snell & Wilmer Names Ten New Partners

(Also at Costa Mesa and Los Angeles, California Offices)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Foreclosure and Collection
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
714.427.7414  Phone
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.A., Communication, summa cum laude, Dean's List, Dougherty Foundation Academic Scholar, Regent's General Academic Scholar, 1998
Law School Attended:
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., with honors, Judge Francis J. Bloustein Scholar, Associate Editor, Rutgers Law Journal, 2004
Year of First Admission:
Texas; United States District Court, All Districts of California; California; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Supreme Court of California

Professional Memberships and Activities

•American Bar Association (2004-present)
•American Bankruptcy Institute (2004-present)
•Orange County Bankruptcy Forum (2008-present)
•California Receiver's Forum (2008-present)
•Orange County Bar Association (2008-present)
•Maricopa County Bar Association (2004-present)

Birth Information:
Mesa, Arizona, December 1, 1973
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Counsel to buyers and sellers of distressed debt instruments; Counsel to financial institution in arresting commercial fishing vessels in federal district court and multiple chapter 12 bankruptcy cases; Counsel to lender in a multimillion dollar note enforcement lawsuit, including a receivership, against a commercial developer that used EB-5 investment money to build out a large mixed use commercial development; Counsel to gas station owner in unlawful detainer action to protect its $25 million investment; Counsel to owner of multiple smog test facilities in negotiating a buyout agreement with its landlords; Counsel to receiver appointed over retail center; Counsel to financial institutions, banks, credit unions, investment firms and private lenders involving gas stations, hotel, multi-family, retail and other commercial property receivership and bankruptcy cases; Counsel to multinational company involved in restructuring proceedings in the United Kingdom; Counsel to solar panel distribution and installation companies in federal, state, bankruptcy and arbitration proceedings; Lead counsel to primary fuel supplier in bankruptcy cases involving a charter transportation company; Lead counsel to transcontinental transportation provider in bankruptcy case involving a manufacturing company; Counsel to large national bank, the largest secured creditor in 60 jointly administered bankruptcy cases of California-based real estate developer; Lead counsel to take-out lender in $3.7 million assignment for the benefit of creditor (ABC) transaction; Committee counsel in nearly 300 jointly administered bankruptcy cases involving one of the country's largest private builders; Lead counsel to national real estate lender in $1.2 million note sale; Counsel to a large national bank that initiated a $100 million real estate receivership spanning across California, Arizona and Colorado; Lead counsel to investor who acquired multi-million dollar property as part of debtors' reorganization plan; Counsel to large national finance corporation, the largest secured creditor in numerous restaurant bankruptcy cases and a state court receivership; Counsel to national bank in work out of two retail mall properties with aggregate unpaid loan balances totaling $90 million

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (8 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/16/15 in Commercial Bankruptcy

    Eric has in-depth knowledge of bankruptcy law and takes the time necessary to explain things to his clients in a language they can understand.

    Eric has in-depth knowledge of bankruptcy law and takes the time necessary to explain things to his clients in a language they can understand. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Chief Legal Officer on 06/09/15 in Complex Litigation

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