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Philip G. Mitchell



  • Arizona State University College of Law, J.D.,1985
  • Profile
  • Experience
  • Professional + Civic

A native Phoenician, Philip Mitchell has practiced in the state of Arizona for over 36 years, although throughout his practice he has solved complex legal issues across the United States from Maine to Guam. He has extensive experience with workouts for financial institutions and businesses including management, restructuring, foreclosure, asset recovery, asset sales, real property, litigation, litigation management, liquidation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. Philip represents individuals and institutional creditors, trusts, debtors, Chapter 11 trustees, receivers, liquidation trusts and creditor and equity committees in state and federal court actions. His specific areas of experience include:


  • Regulated industries, utilities, and services
  • Loan and contract negotiations, loan and contract origination, administration and documentation
  • Real estate – documentation, title work, securitization, trusting, land banking, transfers, options, leaseholds on behalf of landlords and tenants, lease negotiations, drafting, and terminations
  • Receiverships
  • Workouts, including loans and security modifications, forbearance, judicial stipulations and restructures
  • Commercial litigation
  • Bankruptcy – Chapter 11 and Chapter 7, representing creditors, debtors, trustees and committees
  • Forensic transaction analysis and correction
  • Asset management
  • Fiduciary Services​​

During the course of his extensive business law practice, Philip has assisted clients through many complex and nontraditional legal matters. If you or your business have identified needs beyond the scope of the areas listed above, please contact Philip to discuss your options.

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1985
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 1985
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 1992

Significant Representations

  • Bankruptcy Court appointed liquidating trustee for large out of state agriculture business
  • Lead local bankruptcy counsel for one of the largest Arizona based real estate companies
  • Court appointed trustee
  • Court appointed receiver
  • Primary national bankruptcy counsel for a publicly traded real estate investment corporation
  • Lead counsel for an official equity holders committee for a large manufacturer of display products and systems
  • Lead bankruptcy counsel for a large fast food franchise, 165 stores
  • Lead bankruptcy counsel for a large Mexican fast food franchisee, 60 stores
  • Institutional workout counsel for several large financial institutions
  • Lead forensic counsel for a large Arizona religious foundation – asset management, commercial and multifamily real estate recovery, franchise disposition, government compliance and litigation
  • Forensic counsel for large savings & loan institution – commercial real estate recovery, litigation, and partnership litigation

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association