Our Firm

Engelman Berger is comprised of experienced lawyers who are well recognized for their expertise and commitment to resolve commercial disputes and assist clients in preventing legal problems through proper planning. The firms’ clients are national and local lenders, borrowers, lessors, tenants, family-owned businesses, developers, franchise owners, municipalities and investors. Industries served include banking and lending, credit unions, real estate, construction, restaurant, hospitality, medical, retail, wholesale, and agricultural, among others. The firm provides creative and focused representation in all federal and state courts, bankruptcy court, arbitrations, mediations and settlement negotiations. The firm facilitates business and real estate transactions through counsel, negotiation and proper documentation.

The firm’s lawyers are problem solvers and focused on listening to and helping clients reach their goals. The lawyers are recognized with Martindale Hubbell AV ratings, listings in “Super Lawyers,” and U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America,” among other recognitions. The firm is locally owned and the lawyers take an active role in community activities.

We are proud to be a member of LEGUS, an international network of law firms. We are able to offer our clients seamless representation and counsel across the U.S. and internationally.

Our Attorneys

William H. Anger

William H. Anger provides his clients with the benefit of more than 37 years of experience in structuring loan, business, real estate, and water rights transactions, as well as in representing business and public clients as an advocate in litigation and appeals related to similar transactions.

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Steven N. Berger

Steven N. Berger has focused his career on resolution of complex business disputes through effective representation of clients in bankruptcy or other reorganization proceedings, loan workouts, litigation and business transactions.

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Wade M. Burgeson

Wade M. Burgeson represents clients in matters involving commercial litigation, receiverships, collateral enforcement, loan workouts, and debtor-creditor related matters, ranging from pre-judgment remedies to disputes in bankruptcy court.

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Patrick A. Clisham

Patrick Clisham has extensive experience representing clients in complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy litigation, out-of-court restructurings, asset acquisitions and sales, lease negotiations and enforcement, and business transactions.

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Scott B. Cohen

Scott B. Cohen is a Phoenix based commercial bankruptcy attorney who represents banks, lenders, landlords, guarantors, committees, and other creditors in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights matters, loan workouts, business turnarounds, Chapter 11 reorganizations, receiverships, bankruptcy litigation, and commercial litigation.

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David Engelman Attorney at Engelman Berger

David Wm. Engelman – Retired

David Wm. Engelman brings a longstanding commitment to efficient and effective client service developed over 25 years as a solo practitioner and 13 years managing a small firm.

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Kevin M. Judiscak

Kevin M. Judiscak joined the firm just after it was formed to develop and chair the firm's litigation practice after gaining substantial experience from his prior tenure at two of Arizona's largest firms.

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Tamalyn E. Lewis

Tamalyn (Tami) Lewis brings her clients more than 30 years of legal experience and a deep appreciation of our Arizona business culture. A true Arizona native through-and-through, Tami was born in Globe, raised in Safford, and attended Arizona State University.

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Damien R. Meyer

Damien R. Meyer is an experienced commercial litigation attorney. Damien has extensive experience in representing both individuals and businesses including banks, contractors, landlords, real estate developers, aviation companies, entrepreneurs, and health care companies.

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Bradley D. Pack

Bradley D. Pack joined Engelman Berger after completing a clerkship for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Hon. Susan A. Ehrlich. His practice focuses on the representation of both creditors and debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, receiverships, and complex loan workouts.

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Kurt A. Peterson

Kurt A. Peterson has practiced in the areas of commercial finance, real estate and general business law for nearly 30 years. His practice is concentrated in commercial and corporate transactions, including complex real estate transactions involving all aspects of acquisition...

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Michael P. Rolland

Michael Rolland practices in our litigation and commercial transactions groups. He is a passionate and committed advocate with extensive experience representing individuals in the federal courts.

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Robert J. Spurlock – Retired

Robert J. Spurlock has a diversified practice, but he focuses on two areas: creditors’ rights (including commercial litigation and bankruptcy) and the defense of real estate agents. Mr. Spurlock’s creditors’ rights practice makes him a frequent visitor to the bankruptcy courts of Arizona and the Southwest.

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Celeste del Carmen Tabares

Celeste del Carmen Tabares practices in our Creditor’s Rights and Litigation Practices. Celeste joined Engelman Berger after working with the Tenants Eviction Assistance Project where she provided legal assistance to tenants in the City of Phoenix facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Celeste was born and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona and is committed to using her legal skills to serve her community. Celeste is fluent in Spanish.

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