Mr. Dodge concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial/corporate/real estate/financial litigation and transactional matters with an emphasis in the area of commercial contract, commercial real estate and business workouts, funding, purchases and sales of businesses and business assets, business bankruptcy, creditors’ distressed commercial real estate assets, corporate and partnership law and arbitration and mediation.
After engaging in private practice and as a corporate counsel for thirteen years in Los Angeles and San Diego, Mr. Dodge was the Vice President and General Counsel of AZL Resources, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, from 1981 to 1984, assisting that American stock exchange company with its successful merger acquisition by TOSCO.
From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Dodge was Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of TransAmerican Natural Gas Corporation, Houston, Texas, where he headed up the legal department and was a member of the management team that successfully reorganized the $1 billion plus Chapter 11 energy conglomerate.
From 1988 to 1990, Mr. Dodge served as the chief legal officer and Vice President-Law of Greyhound Financial Corporation (later FINOVA), Phoenix, Arizona, where his area of emphasis was commercial litigation, loan documentation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and workouts with the company’s borrowers, as well as managing the company’s legal department.
In 1990, Mr. Dodge went back into private practice to represent the U. S. Government, as the conservator and/or receiver of virtually all of the failed savings & loan associations in Arizona, as well as in other Western and Southwestern states, addressing the resolution of commercial real estate assets and the securitization and documentation of such transactions.
Since 1995, he has continued to represent businesses, business investors and sellers/purchasers of business assets and other debtor, creditor and business entities in corporate and commercial contractual, financial and real estate transactions and in related Federal, state and bankruptcy courts’ litigation.
In addition to other recognition, in 2005, Mr. Dodge received the Turnaround of the Year Award from the Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association for successfully reorganizing a popular local restaurant chain.
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