Hilary L. Barnes
Super Lawyers has ranked Hilary Barnes among Arizona's "Top 50" for 2017 and "Top 25 Women" since 2015. Her practice focuses on commercial bankruptcy, representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy court proceedings in numerous jurisdictions.
Ms. Barnes' experience includes matters involving cash collateral and stay relief proceedings and prosecution and defense of various adversary proceedings and contested matters, such as fraudulent transfer and preference avoidance, exemption and claims objections, non-discharge litigation, and contested confirmations.
She has also represented individual and institutional creditors in state court enforcement and collections proceedings in Arizona, helping them to protect and take control of their collateral and to collect the amounts that are due and owing to them.
In addition, Ms. Barnes has successfully briefed and argued appeals before the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Honors and Awards
Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
Super Lawyers: Arizona Top 50, 2017; Arizona Top 25 Women, 2015-2017
Top 100 Lawyers, Az Business, 2016, 2017
Arizona's Finest Lawyers, 2014-present
M&A Advisor Turnaround Award Winner, "Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year," 2017
Turnaround of the Year Award (Mid-Size Company), Turnaround Management Association, 2017
Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 2015-2018
YWCA Dorothy Willey Tribute to Leadership Award, 2015
American Bankruptcy Institute
State Bar of Arizona: Chair, Bankruptcy Section, 2014-2015
Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court: Vice President (2017-2018), Treasurer (2016-2017)
Arizona Justice Project: Pro Bono Lawyer
Oregon, 2002 (Inactive)
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2000
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2000
Presentations and Publications
"Distress in the OR: American Healthcare's Not Well" (panelist), Stalwarts Roundtable, 2017 Distressed Investing Summit, March 2017
"Top 10 Changes to Asset Sales Under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code" (panelist), 23rd Annual American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015
"Terminating the Franchisee/Distributor: Liability for the Franchisor/Manufacturer," International Distribution Law, 2001
"11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19): Depriving Perpetrators of Securities Fraud of a Discharge in Bankruptcy (or Not)," Oregon Debtor/Creditor Newsletter, Spring 2004
J.D., Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1999: Executive Editor, Jurimetrics: Journal of Law Science & Technology, 1998-1999; Alan Matheson Service Award 1999
B.A., with honors, University of Chicago, 1986
YWCA Maricopa County Board of Directors: Chair, 2010; Member, 2006-2012