Jonathan M. Saffer

Jonathan M. Saffer: Attorney with Rusing Lopez & Lizardi, PLLC
Attorney Awards


Jonathan Saffer's practice is concentrated in all aspects of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditor's rights and business reorganization. He has significant experience in representing local and national lending institutions, commercial loan servicers, trustees and business debtors in a variety of forums, including bankruptcy and state court receivership proceedings. Jon has extensive experience in state court litigation, including general civil disputes, real estate, commercial, industrial and multi-family developments, as well as receiverships and foreclosure proceedings, and also including representation of creditors in all phases of litigation, including lift stay, valuation and contested confirmation proceedings. Among his more notable recent engagements, Jon has represented a national servicer in securing a receivership order over $150 million multi-family property portfolio, and has served as lead trustee's counsel in the liquidation of one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage banking companies.

Jon's extensive experience allows him to efficiently and effectively help clients achieve goals in litigation and workout scenarios. He has an excellent record in helping creditors obtain prompt relief in receivership and lift stay proceedings, and in avoiding extended and costly engagements in bankruptcy. Jon has an excellent record in not only securing and liquidating collateral through litigation, but also in securing beneficial resolutions for his clients through settlement.

From 2004 through 2008, Jon served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and instructed students in trial practice and bankruptcy litigation. He is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and frequent speaker and presenter at western bankruptcy forums.

Professional Recognition and Awards

•The Best Lawyers in America , Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013-2018)
•Southwest Super Lawyers , Rising Stars Edition, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2013), Bankruptcy: Consumer (2012)

Other Professional Experience

•United States Bankruptcy Court, Judicial Clerk for Hon. Eileen Hollowell
•United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Intern for Hon. Roslyn O. Silver
•United States District Court, District of Arizona, Judicial Intern for Hon. Stephen M. McNamee

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Aug 17
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Aug 18
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Aug 19
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Aug 12
Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Sep 04
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Jun 27
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Areas of Practice (1)

  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
520-365-3828  Phone
520.792.4800  Phone
520.529.4262  Fax
University Attended:
University of Arizona, B.S., Marketing, magna cum laude, 1999
Law School Attended:
University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of California; United States District Court, Central District of California; Supreme Court of Arizona; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; United States District Court, District of Arizona; Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•American Bankruptcy Institute
•Federal Bar Association
•Pima County Bar Association
•University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Bankruptcy Clinic Adjunct Professor
•American Bar Association

Birth Information:
Inglewood, California, July 6, 1973
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.4/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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Tucson, Arizona

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