Samuel A. Schwartz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Las Vegas, NV

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
 | 100 N. City Parkway, Suite 1600
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-382-2101
Fax: 702-382-8135
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (80%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Both a real estate broker and transactional attorney, Sam Schwartz represents debtors and creditors in a broad range of business reorganization matters, including Chapter 11 cases, restructurings, workouts, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation.

In the corporate arena, Sam’s arsenal includes experience and knowledge surrounding acquisitions and mergers. Paired with real estate expertise, he has also handled all aspects of real estate short sales and has had a hand in the management of the sale of under-water properties in Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

Sam joined Brownstein after co-founding his own firm, Schwartz Flansburg. Prior to that, he practiced commercial bankruptcy law at Kirkland & Ellis and White & Case.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (80%): Bankruptcy Law

Real Estate (10%): Short Sale

Real Estate (10%): Short Sale

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Short Sale


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Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2019

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About Samuel Schwartz

Admitted: 2008, Nevada

Professional Webpage:


  • Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2014
  • Legal Elite, Nevada Business Magazine, 2013
  • Machon L’Torah Learning Network Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago
  • Loyola Graduate Committee on Jewish Affairs, Loyola University Chicago
  • Decalogue Society VP, Loyola University Chicago
  • Dean’s List Law Journal, Loyola University Chicago

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Arizona, 2009
  • Nevada, 2008
  • Florida, 2004
  • Illinois, 1997
  • Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Arizona Supreme Court

Representative Clients:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., Honors: Dean’s List and Honors Convocation for Academic Achievement, 1994
Office Location for Samuel A. Schwartz

100 N. City Parkway
Suite 1600
Las Vegas, NV 89106

Phone: 702-382-2101

Fax: 702-382-8135

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Last Updated: 12/18/2018

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