Mr. Littler is the senior shareholder in the Arizona office, and a member of the firm's Litigation Department and the Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department. He has extensive experience in business restructuring and complex litigation. The focus of his practice is representing debtors and creditors, trustees, official committees, and secured creditors in reorganizations throughout a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, and technology.
Mr. Littler’s representative cases include successfully reorganizing a chain of coffee shop restaurants and successfully reorganizing architects, developers, and contractors to allow them to emerge from bankruptcy. In one exemplary case, Mr. Littler represented creditors against debtors and succeeded in getting the stay lifted so that a trustee’s sale could occur on the client’s collateral. In the Bashas’ bankruptcy, Mr. Littler represented a claimant who jointly owned airplanes with the debtor and purchased the debtor’s interest in the planes. He also represented a developer against Transamerica Occidental Insurance Company and obtained a $4-million judgment after a month-long trial as damages for the breach of a $3-million loan commitment.
In 1995, Mr. Littler tried a case to a jury against supplement giant, Herbalife, on behalf of three distributors, marking the first time a distributor had actually gone to trial against Herbalife. Herbalife eventually paid approximately $1 million to satisfy the judgment obtained at trial. A civil tort case in 2006 influenced Mr. Littler to litigate against a state, a police department, a hospital, and a doctor, and to eventually negotiate a settlement of claims totaling $3.8 million for negligence involving the duty to report child abuse. In 2007, he represented a failed auto dealer against a bank for aiding and abetting the fraud of a partner.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Littler was a partner in the Phoenix, Arizona, based law firm Warnicke & Littler, P.L.C., which was initially established to handle the appointed bankruptcy examination of American Continental Corporation. Mr. Littler also served as judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court and regularly presided over jury trials and settlement conferences for more than 10 years.
Thomas E. Littler, Esq., senior shareholder of Gordon Silver, was recently selected as a 2013 Southwest Super Lawyer.
Like many in the business community, Phoenix attorney Tom Littler has been keeping a watchful eye for some time on the nation’s path toward the fiscal cliff. Despite the inevitable tax increases and spending cuts, he said he expects a reasonable pace of economic recovery in the new year.
Thomas E. Littler, shareholder at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Phoenix, has been elected to the board of directors for the West Valley Child Crisis Center.
Thomas E. Littler, a shareholder at Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law in Phoenix, has been elected to the board of directors of the West Valley Child Crisis Center.
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Littler is the senior shareholder in the Arizona office and a member of the firm's Litigation Department and the Business Restructuring & Bankruptcy Department.
(PHOENIX, AZ) – Thomas E. Littler, senior shareholder at the Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law Arizona office, has been elected to serve as one of eight Board of Directors for the West Valley Child Crisis Center.
(PHOENIX, AZ) – Thomas E. Littler, Greg E. Garman, Gerald M. Gordon and Christine A. Bricker of Gordon Silver Attorneys and Counselors at Law have been selected to serve as presenters at the annual Arizona State Bar Convention On Thursday, June 21, 2012.