Thomas J. Salerno


Current Position

Stinson Leonard Street
1850 North Central Avenue
Suite 2100
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tel: 602-212-8508

Class: XII (2001)Circuit: Ninth


Rutgers University, B.A., summa cum laude (1979)
University of Notre Dame, J.D., magna cum laude (1982)

Professional Career

Partner, Co-Chair, International Insolvency Practice Group, Squire Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP (1995-)
Partner, Meyer Hendricks, et. al. (1994-95)
Partner, Streich Lang (1982-94)


American Bankruptcy Institute: Board of Directors, Executive Committee and VP-Development (1994-02)
State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section, Chair (1988-90)
American Bankruptcy Board of Certification, Inc., Board of Directors (1992-99)
McGeorge University, Professor, International Insolvency and International Commercial Arbitration (London, Salzburg) (1994-00)
ABI Commission on Bnakruptcy Reform, Advisory Committee, Chapter 11 Plans and Asset Sales (2012)


"Chapter 11 Cases Involving Professional Sports Franchises," Collier Guide to Chapter 11, LexisNexis 2011 Co-author
The Ins and Outs Of Foreclosures, Second Edition State Bar of Arizona 2000 Co-author
The Executive Guide To Corporate Bankruptcy, 2nd ed. 2010 Co-author
Advanced Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Practice, 2nd ed. Aspen Publications 1996 updated annually Co-author, Executive Editor
Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice: A Practitioner's Guide, 4th ed. Aspen Publications 2011 updated annually Co-author
Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide To Reorganizations LRP Publications 1994 updated annually Co-author/contributor
Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization-A Brief Guide for the CEO, CFO/COO, General Counsel And Tax Advisor, 2nd ed. American Bankruptcy Institute 2008 Co-author


American Bankruptcy Institute, Journal Publication Award (1994)
PESI, Excellence In Education Award (1998)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America,
Listed in Outstanding Bankruptcy Lawyers in the U.S., Turnarounds and Workouts (1998; 2000)
Listed in The K&A Restructuring Register, "America's Top 100", (2002)