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About me

My 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy and business lawyer and litigator have taught me to be a problem solver.  I work with both creditors and financially distressed businesses and individuals, advising them about the financial and legal issues confronting them, the possible ways to resolve them, and the possible range of outcomes.  I help my clients focus on the bigger issues en route to making informed decisions. 

I am a past chair of the State Bar of Arizona's Bankruptcy Section, a past speaker at its annual conventions, an active and respected member of the Arizona bankruptcy community, and listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2005.  Most importantly, I pride myself in working hard to get the best results for my clients.  

I have represented real estate investors, store and business owners, franchisees, health care professionals, professional athletes, landlords, asset purchasers, and creditors committees, I hope that I can put my experience to work for you.

Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking, running, bicycling, and an occasional round of golf. 


Contact info

Schneider & Onofry, PC

3101 North Central Avenue
Suite 600
Phoenix, AZ, 85012-2658

Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 30%
    31 years
  2. Business: 20%
    24 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Chapter 7: 15%
    24 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 15%
    24 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ronald L Kossack

    Brian is a superb attorney and an even better person. I am happy to refer my clients to him when they need bankruptcy or business advice. I recommend him highly.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Brian's firm, Schneider & Onofry, and myself act as co-counsel in litigation/bankruptcy and estate planning matters for our respective client's needs. Brian's knowledge and expertise in bankruptcy law is greatly appreciated.


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Included in Best Lawyers in America (2005-present)Best Lawyers in America2016
Southwest Super Lawyer (Bankruptcy) 2007-presentLaw & Politics Magazine2016
Arizona's Top Business Lawyers 2012Ranking Arizona2012
Named a Top Arizona Lawyer (Bankruptcy) 2009-2011Arizona Business Magazine2011
Named a Top Lawyer (Bankruptcy) (2010-11)Corporate Counsel Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchneider & Onofry, PC2013 - Present
MemberJennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC1984 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bankruptcy Advisory CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Maricopa Country Superior CourtJudge Pro Tem2005 - 2014
State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy SectionChairman2003 - 2004
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy SectionExecutive Committee Member2000 - 2005
Publication nameTitleDate
Jennings Strouss WebsiteIs that Personal Guaranty Enforceable?2012
State Bar of ArizonaProtecting Assets at Risk: Bankruptcy Options for Individual Investors and other Business People2011
The School AdministratorRelief for the Financially Troubled School District2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Stanford UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arizona State Bar ConventionPanelist, Variations on a Chapter 11 Theme2011