Cathy Reece is a director in the Financial Restructuring Group at Fennemore Craig, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona   She has extensive experience in commercial finance and real estate workouts and bankruptcies.  She represented the committee and plan proponent and now represents the  real estate liquidating entities of Mortgages Ltd., a hard money lender with a $900 million loan portfolio secured by real estate with thousands of investors. She represented (a) the committee and joint plan proponent in the Baptist Foundation of Arizona cases with over 13,000 creditors and $650 million of liabilities, (b) a municipality, which is the owner and landlord of the arena, in the Coyotes Hockey bankruptcies, (c)  the post-petition lender and ultimate buyer of the Nevada gold mines in the chapter 15 cross border Veris Gold USA cases, and (d) the indenture trustee of the bond financings in America West  and the Sun Valley Parkway cases.  She has represented secured lenders and unsecured creditors in large chapter 11 cases such as MicroAge, Einstein Bagel, Boston Chicken, Foster Grant, UDC Homes and in numerous real estate cases involving shopping centers, apartments, office buildings, golf courses, mines and health care facilities. Ms. Reece is a Member of The American Law Institute. Ms. Reece served in several international officer positions with  TMA Global, is the Treasurer  of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers and was chair of the ABA’s Loan Workout Subcommittee. She is listed in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation.   

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