Andante Law Group, PLLC

Andante Law Group, PLLC

Andante Law Group, PLLC is a "boutique" firm that brings big firm experience, credentials and service to clients in the intimacy of a small firm setting.

Firm Overview

Andante Law Group, PLLC is a "boutique" firm that brings big firm experience, credentials and service to clients in the intimacy of a small firm setting. We assist clients with corporate restructuring, business bankruptcy, loan workouts and enforcement, commercial litigation, and real estate, and corporate transactions. For many of our clients, the transactions and disputes with which they entrust us are "bet the enterprise" matters. We take that trust seriously, and pride ourselves on bringing a "real world" business perspective to the advice and services that we provide. "Andante" is an Italian word used in music to denote "a walking pace." In good times and bad, there are paths that must be followed to achieve, preserve or recover success. Finding and progressing down the right path may not be possible without an experienced and loyal guide. Even the journey of a thousand miles, as Confucius sagely noted, begins with a single step. Let us be your trusted guide. Walk with Us.
Main Office
Andante Law Group, PLLC
4110 North Scottsdale Rd, Ste. 330
Scottsdale  AZ  85251
Phone
  • (480) 421-9449
Fax
  • (480) 522-1515
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes

Office Information

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Other Offices

The Turnaround Team. PLLC
4110 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite #340
Scottsdale,  AZ  85251

Daniel E. Garrison

Dan Garrison is the founder and managing member of the firm and of its sister firm, The Turnaround Team, which focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters. For two decades, Dan has assisted clients with corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, commercial and real estate litigation, and corporate and real estate transactions. He holds an AV Preeminent rating, the highest designation awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, the primary professional rating organization for attorneys. He also has been listed in Southwest Super Lawyers, a designation limited to the top 5% of attorneys in the southwestern United States, has been named to Best Lawyers in America, and been named to the "Top Lawyers" list for bankruptcy by Arizona Business Magazine in multiple years. In 2007, he received the "Turnaround of the Year" Award from the Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, and was one of two finalists for that award again in 2012.


Dan graduated from the University of Utah College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the Utah Law Review, and ranked nationally in a moot court competition. Following graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Dee V. Benson of the United States District Court for the District of Utah. Prior to founding his own firm, Dan practiced for many years with regional, national and international law firms.

Dan regularly represents corporate debtors, acquirers, investors and other significant constituencies of troubled companies. He has restructuring experience in the real estate development, retail, manufacturing, health care, telecommunications, construction, airline and high-tech industries. Dan also has significant "real world" business experience. He is a founding principal of Andante Ventures and Andante Properties, both of which are involved in real estate investment and management. He has served as President, CEO and a Director of a wholesale company, General Manager of a multi-location retail company, and was the founding Program Manager of a community mediation service.

Dan has been a frequent panelist, speaker and writer for the Arizona State Bar, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and various other professional organizations. He has mediated over 150 community and business disputes over a 20-year period, and has taught numerous courses on community mediation. Dan has taught numerous continuing education courses for attorneys and paralegals on topics including bankruptcy law and procedure, litigation and legal writing. From 1996 to 2000, he was a member and then chairperson of the State of Utah ADR Providers Certification Committee, where he helped develop and then implement licensing standards for mediators and arbitrators. From 1996 to 2000, Dan was a member of the Board and then served as President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar. He currently serves on the Alumni Board of Trustees of his law school, and is an executive board member and incoming board chair for The Care Fund, a charity that provides rent and mortgage assistance to families with seriously ill or injured children. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts in Arizona and Utah.

Dan and his wife, Julie, have been married since 1988 and have four children. He is an avid golfer, skier, mountain biker and backpacker.

Curriculum Vitae:

Admissions:
Arizona
Utah (inactive)

Practice Areas:
Restructuring, Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Creditor Rights and Loan Enforcement
Business Disputes and Litigation
Business and Real Estate Transactions

Professional Distinctions:
AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation 2015
AZ Business Magazine, Top Lawyer List - Bankruptcy 2013
Annual People To Know, Commercial Real Estate 2013
Turnaround Management Association, Member
Turnaround of the Year Finalist 2012
Turnaround of the Year 2007
Southwest Super Lawyers 2010
Care Fund, Board Member & Chairman of the Board 2015
American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Alumni Trustee
Entrepreneur Organization, Member
Education
  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
    J.D.
    Order of the Coif
  • University of Utah
    B.S.
    Sociology & Economics

Brian M. Blum

Brian Blum is Of Counsel to the firm and Managing Attorney to its sister firm, The Turnaround Team, which focuses on consumer bankruptcy matters, primarily under Chapters 7 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Prior to joining the firm, Brian was an associate attorney with an East Valley firm handing a large volume of consumer bankruptcy cases. Additionally, Brian represented consumer bankruptcy debtors for 3 years in his own solo law practice.

Brian graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Following his undergraduate education, he spent over two years working as a licensed securities broker assisting clients trading equities, options, and debt offerings. Brian went on to earn his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree at California Western School of Law in San Diego. During law school, Mr. Blum worked as a research assistant to a law professor and interned for one semester at the consumer fraud division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office.

Curriculum Vitae:

Education
California Western School of Law, J.D.
Arizona State University, B.S. (Finance)

Admissions
Arizona

Practice Areas
Consumer Bankruptcy

Professional Distinctions
Southwest Super Lawyers: Rising Star 2016
Arizona Consumer Bankruptcy Counsel, Executive Committee Member
Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Barrister Level Member
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Member
State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Law Section, Member
Financial Distress Clinic, Volunteer
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer Attorney

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