LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 28, 2021 – Buchalter is pleased to announce that it has added two Shareholders in its Arizona office – Robert Miller joins the Insolvency and Financial Law practice group and Quinn C. Wheeler joins the Commercial Finance practice group. Both attorneys join from Bryan Cave.
“I am thrilled to welcome Bob and Quinn, both exceptional additions, to the Firm. Arizona is an important market for us and expanding the Insolvency and Commercial Finance practices is a priority as our clients increasingly demand these types of legal services,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer.
Miller’s practice focuses on distressed business situations of all kinds, including chapter 11 restructurings, non-bankruptcy workouts, turnarounds, and distressed company mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from institutional lenders, companies in distress, and private equity firms to fiduciaries and other key constituencies in chapter 11 cases, as well as buyers and sellers of distressed debt.
With extensive experience as lead counsel in high profile cases, Miller regularly serves as counsel for senior lenders across the country on debt secured by a wide range of commercial assets. He often lends his counsel to corporate boards, advising on their fiduciary obligations in the zone of insolvency and in restructurings. Miller has also served as lead counsel for various chapter 11 debtors, including a number of public reporting companies. Prior to his legal career, Miller was a practicing Certified Public Accountant and former global head of an Am Law 100 restructuring group.
“Buchalter’s full service capabilities and prominent insolvency law reputation provides a unique opportunity to deliver enhanced services to my clients and grow my practice. I am excited to join Buchalter, further expand the Firm’s insolvency footprint, and for the future.” said Miller.
Miller earned his J.D. with Highest Honors at University of Oklahoma. He also received an M.B.A. from University of Oklahoma, and his B.S. at Central Michigan University.
Wheeler has extensive experience representing clients in secured and unsecured commercial loan and credit transactions, as well as forbearances and other workout transactions. His practice focuses on asset-based financing, receivables-based financing, acquisition financing, time-share financing, real estate secured financing, structured finance, and syndications. Wheeler’s experience also involves the representation of clients in loan restructurings, forbearances, and other workout transactions, and buyers and sellers of distressed debt and other assets including real estate assets.
In addition, Wheeler has experience representing lenders providing asset-based, syndicated, real estate, and project specific facilities. These transactions were secured by real and personal property located in jurisdictions throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Mexico.
“Bob’s exceptional legal talents are impressive, and Quinn’s notable experience adds additional depth to our prominent national commercial lending group,” added Bass.
“My existing practice integrates perfectly with Buchalter’s Commercial Finance group,” said Wheeler. “The Firm’s platform allows me to offer my clients a full range of business services and an exceptional experience.”
Wheeler earned his J.D. cum laude from The University of Arizona and his B.S. from Brigham Young University.
“I am delighted to welcome Bob and Quinn to Buchalter. I look forward to investing in their continued success and additional growth of the Arizona office,” said new Office Managing Shareholder, Craig Cartwright.
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