Brian M. Rothschild

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Brian M.Rothschild
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6762

Mr. Rothschild focuses his practice on turning distressed situations into distressed opportunities. Mr. Rothschild helps clients navigate complex commercial litigation – often in United States Bankruptcy Courts – to achieve their goals. 

Mr. Rothschild assists clients in chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, FDIC, SEC, and state law receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed asset sales, mergers, and acquisitions. His experience includes bankruptcy appellate matters, including matters before the United States Supreme Court, and the liquidation/reorganization of national financial institutions, bank holding companies, gas, mining, and natural resource properties, manufacturers, tech companies, real-estate holding companies, agricultural concerns, and entertainment companies. He represents debtors, creditors, and other parties in interest, including executives and officers.

High profile representations include the following:

  • Counsel to the Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in the chapter 11 cases of M Space Holdings, Infinia, Washington Mutual, Inc., Imperial Capital Bancorp, Inc., Nortel Networks, Inc., and General Growth Properties, Inc.;
  • Counsel to the debtors in VidAngel, Inc., Marion Energy Inc, Vector Arms, Corp.,  Foamex, Inc., Halsey McLean Minor, and Cresset Powers, Inc.; Flying Software Labs, Inc., Sugarloaf Holdings, LLC;
  • Counsel to parties in interest in significant Ponzi scheme and fraud cases and receiverships, including Dee Randal (Horizon Financial); Management Solutions, Inc. (MSI), L.D.T. Investments, and Roger Bliss;
  • Counsel to resolving companies in structured liquidations and General Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors for CML Metals Corporation, Animal Riders LLC, Surface Protection Inc. (SPI and SPII), and InQPharm, Inc.;
  • Appellate counsel to appellee in the United States Supreme Court case Hamilton v. Lanning, 560 U.S. 505, 130 S.Ct. 2464, 177 L.Ed.2d 23 (2010), construing provisions of 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse and Consumer Protection Act;
  • Appellate counsel to appellant Apex Oil, Inc. on petition for a writ of certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to the United States Supreme Court on the nondischargeability in bankruptcy of RCRA environmental cleanup liability.
  • Counsel and appellate counsel to MFGPC, Inc., in the United States District Court for the District of Utah and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Mrs. Fields Franchising, LLC, et al. v. MFGPC, Inc.

Mr. Rothschild also has a vibrant complex commercial litigation and transactional practice. 

Mr. Rothschild is also committed to providing pro bono representation for deserving individuals and causes. He has provided service in cases involving prisoner civil rights under the United States Constitution, adoption, public benefits issues, veterans’ benefits, and bankruptcy nondischargeability and unlawful evictions in violation of the automatic stay for individual debtors in chapter 7. He serves as the attorney supervisor for the Debtors’ Clinic run by the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah’s Pro Bono Initiative.

Mr. Rothschild teaches chapter 11 business reorganization at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah where he serves as an adjunct faculty lecturer.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle & Latimer, Mr. Rothschild was an attorney with Peitzman Weg LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

After earning his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Mr. Rothschild served as law clerk to Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant of the Supreme Court of Utah.

While pursuing his law degree, he served as judicial extern to the Honorable Richard L. Speer of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and to the Honorable Richard M. Neiter of the Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.

Mr. Rothschild is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and is the current president of the Salt Lake Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Mr. Rothschild formerly managed and represented amateur and professional boxers and was licensed by the California Athletic Commission.


Practice Areas



University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 2007)

Order of the Coif, Southern California Law Review

University of Utah (B.S., 1997)

Magna Cum Laude



American Bankruptcy Institute

Turnaround Management Association
Utah Chapter, Board of Directors


J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Los Angeles Chapter
Board Executive Committee Member and Secretary
(2004 - 2013)

J. Reuben Clark Law Society – Utah Chapter
Board of Directors

University of Utah Alumni Association – Los Angeles Chapter
Board Member
(2011 - 2013)


U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Dist. Court, Central Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Idaho
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern Dist. of California
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Dist. of Idaho
California Supreme Court


University of Southern California, Gould School of Law