Jill Perrella has significant experience representing financial institutions, particularly in the areas of bankruptcy and restructuring, creditors’ rights, and commercial finance. In her bankruptcy and litigation practice, Jill represents creditors, debtors and other interested parties in complex commercial bankruptcy matters and related litigation. In her transactional practice, Jill assists her clients in the documentation of commercial, real estate and asset-based lending transactions.
Representing lenders and borrowers in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy litigation, including claims litigation, litigation related to contested Chapter 11 plan confirmation, motions to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee/convert/dismiss, lift stay motions, cash collateral and adequate protection issues, preference/avoidance/non-dischargeability actions.
Representing creditors, debtors and guarantors in breach of contract, breach of guaranty and receiver actions. Jill has also represented creditors in all avenues of judgment collection, including debtor examinations and related discovery, writs of attachment, garnishment and execution.
Defending financial institutions against contract and tort lender liability claims.
Representing debtors in filing and successfully completing complex Chapter 11 reorganization cases in Delaware and Arizona.
Representing receivers in complex business restructurings and/or litigation.
Assisting special servicers, lending institutions and banks in connection with foreclosures and loan workout strategies in various debt collection scenarios.
Assisting in the drafting, proposal and confirmation of creditor-filed Chapter 11 plans in complex commercial bankruptcy proceedings.
Representing franchisees in franchise agreement and commercial lease disputes.
Representing electric companies in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings regarding post-petition adequate assurance issues and administrative claims under 11 U.S.C. § 503(b)(9).
Representing clients in bankruptcy appeals before District Courts and Bankruptcy Appellate Panels.
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 2008)
Award for Excellence in First-Year Legal Writing
The University of Arizona (B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2004)
Phi Beta Kappa
Alpha Phi Omega
Commercial Real Estate Women (2023)
District of Arizona, Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit (2022-2025)
Coordinating Committee (2023-2025)
State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Section
Executive Council (2021-present)
State Bar Convention Co-Chair (2020-2022)
Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (2021-2023)
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2020-present)
Federal Bar Association, William D. Browning Tucson Chapter (2015-present)
American Bankruptcy Institute (2015-present)
Pima County Bar Association (2008-present)
Arizona Women Lawyers Association (2008-present)
"Bankruptcy & Startups: What You Need to Know," Presenter, Tucson Emerging Business Series (June 29, 2023)