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Samuel A. Schwartz, Esq.

Mr. Schwartz is an attorney at law and a real estate broker. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Schwartz practiced commercial bankruptcy law, representing debtors and creditors on a broad range of business reorganization and restructuring matters involving a variety of industries. Specifically, Mr. Schwartz represented numerous clients in chapter 11-related matters and now represents both consumers and businesses in all forms of restructuring, bankruptcy and workouts. In addition to handling all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring workouts, Mr. Schwartz worked on corporate matters, specifically acquisitions, mergers, and general corporate representation. Mr. Schwartz also handles all aspects of real estate short sales and has helped manage the sale of under-water properties in the states of Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

Areas of Practice

Restructuring, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and General Corporate Representation


  • J.D. Loyola University Chicago (1997), Dean’s List Law Journal, Decalogue Society VP, Loyola Graduate Committee on Jewish Affairs, Machon L’Torah Learning Network Scholarship
  • B.A. University of Michigan (1994), Dean’s List, Honors Convocation for Academic  Achievement

Professional Profile

Samuel Schwartz began his professional career with a general corporate practice in 1997, and transitioned to general corporate and bankruptcy practice in 1998. Today Mr. Schwartz concentrates his practice in all aspects of bankruptcy and restructuring workouts, as well as real estate short sales, acquisitions, and general corporate representation.


  • 1997 Illinois
  • 2004 Florida
  • 2008 Nevada
  • 2009 Arizona


Arizona Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona Florida Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Illinois Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Nevada Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Representative Matters

Counsel for:South Edge, LLC, developer of Southern Nevada’s Inspirada Master Planned Community W. R. Grace & Co.’s asbestos related Chapter 11 bankruptcies; Trans World Airlines, Inc. in its Chapter 11 cases; Zenith Electronics Corporation in its corporate restructuring and Chapter 11 reorganization; Jitney-Jungle Stores of America, Inc. in its Chapter 11 auction and liquidation; AmeriServe Food Distribution in its Chapter 11 liquidation; PhyAmerica Physician Services in its Chapter 11 restructuring, auction and sale; The Williams Companies as the largest creditor in the bankruptcy of Williams Communication, Inc., among several other debtors and creditors in Chapter 11

Prior Employment Experience

Associate, White & Case (Miami office), Kirkland & Ellis (Chicago office), FagelHaber LLC (Chicago office), Externship for the Internal Revenue Service, Appeals Division

Other licenses

Mr. Schwartz is a licensed real estate broker in the States of Florida and Nevada.

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