S. Cary Forrester
Phoenix attorney Cary Forrester has a diverse commercial bankruptcy, business restructuring and bankruptcy mediation practice.
A 1980 Harvard Law School honors graduate, Mr. Forrester
has represented debtors, creditors, trustees, committees and asset purchasers in
a wide range of bankruptcy cases (see
representative results) and has served as both a Chapter 11 and Chapter
7 trustee. He has also represented debtors and creditors in loan enforcement and
receivership actions in state court.
Mr. Forrester has practiced law in Arizona
since 1980 and been actively involved in bankruptcy cases and loan enforcement
actions for most of that time.
Mr. Forrester is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney by
Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been a Super Lawyers selectee every year since 2008
and listed by The Best Lawyers in America® since 2010. He is a 1985 graduate of
the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Forrester has lectured on bankruptcy issues and has led
seminar discussions on asset sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code,
personal Chapter 11 bankruptcies, and bankruptcy mediation.
He served on the executive committee of the
Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court from 2012 to 2014; is the immediate past
chair of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s local CARE Program, which presents
financial education programs to high school and college students; and is one of
five bankruptcy lawyer representatives to the Ninth Circuit Council. He
currently serves on the Bankruptcy Advisory Committee of the State Bar of
Mr. Forrester has mediated many disputes
in bankruptcy, with issues ranging from routine avoidance
actions and discharge litigation to complex multi-party commercial litigation,
real estate disputes, escrow disputes, patent infringement and royalty disputes,
partnership dissolutions, legal malpractice, Ponzi scheme litigation, mining
investments and disputes over timber royalties.
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2010-present
Super Lawyers, 2008-present
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute: Past Chair, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program
Ninth Circuit Council: Lawyer Representative
State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section; Bankruptcy Advisory Committee
Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court: Executive Committee, 2012-2014
Maricopa County Bar Association
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1988
Bankruptcy Mediation Training, 2004-2005
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1980
B.A., University of Arkansas, 1977
Lackland AFB, Texas, 1954