Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm

Recognized for experience, legal skill, and business acumen, Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm is a trusted leader in bankruptcy legal services.

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Firm Overview

At Schwartzer & McPherson, our practice involves all aspects of bankruptcy. The firm's practice runs the gamut from prepetition planning and creating prepackaged plans to filing petitions, representing creditors' committees, litigating adversary proceedings, handling discharge objections, managing post-petition credit needs, and drafting effective reorganization plans. In addition, we have a strong background in handling state receiverships, from representing receivers to acting as a receiver ourselves.

A bankruptcy and business-centered practice invariably involves civil litigation. Our lawyers are experienced in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, in both state and federal court. We take an aggressive, but reasoned, approach to civil litigation, and we know when to try cases and when to settle them. Civil litigation often requires the ability to manage a huge amount of information and documentation, and we employ the best available office technology to handle the avalanche of material that complicated civil cases generate.
Main Office

Main Office
2850 South Jones Boulevard
Suite 1
Las Vegas  NV  89146

Phone
  • 702-228-7590
Bankruptcy
The Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm focuses on bottom line results and seeks well-reasoned solutions to complex legal problems.
Our attorneys pride themselves on their accessibility and their reputation for delivering timely, cost-effective legal advice. The firm handles the following types of cases:

Debtor Representation
S&M represents small, mid-size, and large businesses and contractors in a wide variety of industries. The Firm provides advice and representation in connection with debt restructuring and loan modifications and Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy filings. S&M also represents individuals in bankruptcy filings under Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

Creditor Representation
S&M represents creditors in connection with their interests in bankruptcy matters filed under Chapter 7, 11, and 13 and in non-bankruptcy matters and litigation.

Creditors' Committees
S&M represents official and unofficial creditors' committees in mid-size and large Chapter 11 cases. The Firm has provided advice to committees in a wide variety of industries including retail, hospitality, real estate, golf courses, gaming, and agriculture.

Trustee Representation
S&M represents trustees in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases. In addition to such representation, Lenard E. Schwartzer has served as a Chapter 7 Trustee since 2004.

Asset Purchase
S&M represents persons and parties desiring to acquire assets from a bankruptcy estate.

Bankruptcy Litigation
S&M represents both plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy related litigation, including, without limitation, claims for the nondischargeability of debt, denial of discharge, preferences, fraudulent transfers and fraud, and lien disputes.

Receiverships
S&M represents receivers and other parties in receiverships. In addition to such representation, Lenard E. Schwartzer has often served as a receiver.

Civil and Commercial Litigation
S&M represents both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court in connection with civil and commercial litigation and collection matters.

Lenard E Schwartzer

Senior partner at Schwartzer & McPherson Law Firm, Lenard E. Schwartzer provides representation to debtors, creditors, trustees and receivers, and also serves as a trustee and receiver. In addition, Mr. Schwartzer provides services related to asset protection and civil litigation.

Certifications and licensing

Lenard E. Schwartzer is licensed to practice in state, federal, appeals, and tax courts. He is also certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certifications. He currently maintains good standing with the following legal licensing boards:

State Bar of Nevada
State Bar of California
The United States Tax Court
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
The United States Supreme Court

Education
-Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute and New York University, B.S. (1971)
-Albany Law School of Union University, J.D. (1974), Order of the Coif

Honors and Awards
-AV Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell
-Best Lawyers of America
-Super Lawyers in Nevada
-Mountain States Super Laywers
-Ranked among the top 75 Mountain States Super Lawyers
Education
  • Albany Law School of Union University
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Jeanette E. McPherson

Managing partner at Schwartzer and McPherson Law Firm, Jeanette M. McPherson provides representation to debtors, creditors, trustees, and receivers. Ms. McPherson also represents parties in civil litigation matters.

Certifications and licensing

Jeanette M. McPherson is certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. She is a member in good standing with the following legal licensing boards:

State Bar of Nevada
The Ohio State Bar (inactive)
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Professional memberships

The American Bankruptcy Institute
The Clark County Bar Association
The American Bar Association
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation
Contributing Editor, Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law (1993-present)
Contributing Editor and Publications Committee Member for the State Bar of Nevada, Nevada Lawyer (1998)
Executive Committee member, Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys (2000-2003)

Education
-The Capital University, B.A. (1987)
-The Capital University, J.D. (1990)

Professional experience
-Former law clerk to the Honorable Thomas F. Waldron, Ret. United States Bankruptcy Judge
-Former extern to the Honorable Guy Cole, former United States Bankruptcy Judge

Awards & accolades
-AV Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell
-Best Lawyers of America
-Super Lawyers in Nevada
-Mountain States Super Lawyers
-Ranked among the top 40 women lawyers in the Mountain States region by Super Lawyers since 2007

Recent publications
-"Section 525: The Anti-Discrimination Provision" (Norton, Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 1993-present)
-"Prepetition Settlement Agreement Extinguishes Nondischargeable Claim" (Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor, June 2002)
-"Striking Out On Your Own" (Communique, 2002)
-"Basics of Automatic Stay" (Nevada Lawyer, August 2004)

Recent Seminars
-"Bankruptcy Remedies" (The Seminar Group, 2003)
-"Bankruptcy Strategies to Attempt to Minimize the Impact on Creditors" (CLE International, 2000)
Education
  • The Capital University
    Juris Doctorate , 1990

Jason A. Imes

Jason A. Imes practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, business reorganization, civil litigation, and creditors' rights.

Licensing

Mr. Imes is a member of the following state and federal bars:

-State Bar of Nevada
-State Bar of California
-United States District Court for the District of Nevada

Professional memberships
-The American Bankruptcy Institute
-The Clark County Bar Association

Education
-California State University, Sacramento, B.A. (1993)
-University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D. (1998)
Education
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1998
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