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Eugene F. O'Connor II



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Eugene F. O'Connor II


Areas of Practice

Commercial Bankruptcy

Loan Restructuring

Creditors' Rights

Civil Litigation

Collection Litigation


J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 1986

B.S.B.A., Finance, Georgetown University, 1983

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section (Executive Council Member; Treasurer, 2009-present)

Turnaround Management Association

Court Admissions


New York

United States District Court for the District of Arizona

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona

Bankruptcy Attorney Profile

Gene O’Connor is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to his clients and achieving favorable results. He has more than 25 years of experience practicing law in the areas of commercial bankruptcy, loan restructuring, creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation. His primary area of concentration has been in representing banks, financial institutions, leasing companies, and other creditors.

Prior to founding Folks & O’Connor, PLLC, Mr. O’Connor was, for ten years, a First Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (formerly Bank One, NA) and was responsible for managing all of Chase Bank’s commercial bankruptcy and loan restructuring/workout matters in Arizona, Colorado and Utah. He represented Chase Bank in numerous large and complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and other bankruptcy proceedings. Additionally, Mr. O’Connor documented many high-dollar commercial loan restructurings for Chase Bank's Middle Market and Large Corporate lines of business. Mr. O’Connor was also involved in documenting several complex commercial loan sale transactions for Chase Bank.

Before joining Chase Bank, Mr. O’Connor practiced for seven years with the bankruptcy department at Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., the largest law firm in Arizona. During this time, he represented banks and other financial institutions in Chapter 11 reorganizations and other bankruptcy proceedings. Mr. O’Connor also handled federal and state court litigation cases as well as collection cases for his clients.

Mr. O’Connor started his career in New York, as an associate attorney with the prestigious Wall Street law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. His experience in that firm's insolvency department was invaluable, providing him with the opportunity to represent clients in a number of very significant bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, including Texaco Inc., Coleco Industries Inc., LTV Steel Corporation, Johns-Manville Corporation, and Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation.

During his more than 23 years of practice, Mr. O’Connor has had significant experience in the following areas:

  • Representing banks, financial institutions, leasing companies and other creditors in Chapter 11, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.

  • Prosecuting and defending commercial litigation cases in both federal and state court.

  • Documenting complex loan restructuring transactions, including preparing forbearance agreements, loan modification agreements, collateral assignments, and related documents.

  • Representing clients in adversary proceedings and contested matters in bankruptcy cases, including preference, fraudulent transfer, and other avoidance actions.

  • Pursuing lawsuits on defaulted promissory notes and guarantees.

  • Conducting judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure actions, and Uniform Commercial Code personal property sales.

  • Documenting asset sale and loan sale transactions.

  • Representing clients in commercial and consumer collection cases.