GALLAGHER & KENNEDY ADDS SHAREHOLDER DALE C. SCHIAN AND
ASSOCIATE KORTNEY K. OTTEN TO THE FIRM’S
BANKRUPTCY & CREDITORS’ RIGHTS PRACTICE
PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 3, 2019) – The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announces it has expanded its Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights practice with the addition of shareholder Dale C. Schian and associate Kortney K. Otten.
Dale Schian has over 30 years of experience representing clients in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and reorganization, and settlement advocacy. He represents businesses and individuals in commercial creditor and debtor matters, emphasizing out-of-court workouts, restructurings, and Chapter 11 reorganizations. Mr. Schian is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law and Trial Practice Sections and the Law Practice Division. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and serves as Alumni Coordinator for the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. In 2017, Mr. Schian was appointed to a three-year term as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. His support of Arizona’s legal community includes being a Fellow of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. He is a named Super Lawyer, recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, a member of Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, and he is listed in Corporate Counsel’s Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy Debtor-Creditor Rights Law.
Kortney Otten’s practice focuses on commercial bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, and business law, which includes contracts, transactions, and settlement resolution. Additionally, she is a mediator and settlement advocate. She previously clerked for Chief Judge Daniel P. Collins and externed for Judge Eddward P. Ballinger, Jr. at the District of Arizona, U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Ms. Otten has over 20 years of vast business experience, having been a long-time business owner of multiple franchised restaurants, as well as a previous owner of companies involved in real estate interests and the manufacturing of neutraceuticals. This experience gives Ms. Otten valuable operations knowledge, insight, and understanding of businesses, restaurants, and corporate issues, including vendor, creditor, and employee relations. She is a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Bankruptcy, Employment and Labor Law, and Business Law sections.