Chad L. Schexnayder
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Areas Of Practice

Overview

Bar Admissions

Education

Published Works

Honors and Awards

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pro Bono Activities

Classes and Seminars

Mr. Schexnayder has over 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, in both state and federal courts, including U.S. bankruptcy courts throughout the country. His trial and litigation experience includes complex business disputes, Surety & Fidelity, construction law, bankruptcy, real estate disputes, residential construction defects, and personal injury defense. Mr. Schexnayder currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section.

Mr. Schexnayder has earned the Preeminent AV Rating with Martindale Hubbell®.

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Washington University, St. Louis
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: French & Political Science

Published Works

  • Two Important Eye-Opening Surety Bankruptcy Issues (Part 4 of 4)
  • Surety Aspects of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, American Bar Association (2021) Co-Editor.
  • Managing and Litigating the Complex Surety Case, Third Edition for the American Bar Association (2018)
  • The Quick Reference Guide to Western States Surety & Fidelity Law, Editor, WSSC, LLC (2006 – 2015)
  • Bond Default Manual, 4th ed. Author, Chapter 13, American Bar Association (2015)
  • The Surety Underwriter’s Desk Book, Schexnayder, Chad and McNamara, Mary Alice, American Bar Association (2014)
  • The Contract Bond Surety’s Subrogation Rights, Author, Chapter 11, American Bar Association (2013)
  • The law of Commercial Surety and Miscellaneous Bonds, 2nd Edition, Author, Chapter 5, American Bar Association (2012)
  • Salvage: Tax Refunds, Surety & Fidelity Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association (Fall 2011)
  • The Law of Payment Bonds, 2nd Ed., Chapter 12, American Bar Association (2011)
  • Intersections of Bankruptcy and Construction: Treatment of Executory Construction Contracts and Mechanic’s Liens in Bankruptcy, Griffin, Deborah S., Martin, Hon. Robert, Schexnayder,Chad,JournaloftheAmericanCollegeofConstructionLawyers,Vol.4,No.2 (Summer 2010)
  • The Surety and Bankruptcy, Chapter 2, American Bar Association (2010)
  • The Law of Performance Bonds, 2nd Ed., Chapter 14, American Bar Association (2009)
  • The Indemnity Agreement in Bankruptcy, of The Surety’s Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice, 2nd Ed., Chapter XI, , American Bar Association (May 2008)
  • Housing Market Crunch -Homebuilder Failures and the Surety, Author and Speaker, Western States Surety Conference, Seattle, Washington(2008)
  • Homebuilder Bankruptcies and the Surety; A Bankruptcy Primer, Pearlman Conference, Woodinville, Washington (2008)
  • The Most Important Questions a Surety Can Ask About Bankruptcy, Second Edition, American Bar Association (2003)
  • The Law of Miscellaneous and Commercial Surety Bonds, Chapter 5, American Bar Association (2001)
  • Bankruptcy and The Surety, in The Law of Suretyship, Second Edition, Chapter 20,Gallagher, Edward G., Editors, American Bar Association (2000)
  • An Overview of Surety and Bankruptcy Law, a monograph published by the Defense Research Institute (1990)
  • Managing and Litigating the Complex Surety Case, Third Edition for the American Bar Association (2018); co-authors of Chapter 12, Navigating In and Around Bankruptcy are Jennings Haug Cunningham partners Joseph Brophy, Matthew Sloan and Chad Schexnayder.

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Litigation (2010-2021)
  • Named to Southwest Super Lawyers® lists for Construction/Surety, Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, (2007-2009, 2011-2020)
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers®
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Top Rated Lawyers®, Construction Law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Construction Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section
  • American Bar Association, Chair of the Fidelity and Surety Law General Committee, 2020-2021
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum on the Construction Industry

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Leader, Boy Scouts of America, Troop 329, Grand Canyon Council, Scoutmaster, 1999-2005, 2007- 2010
  • Youth Sports Coach

Classes/Seminars

  • For more than 30 years, Mr. Schexnayder has spoken before legal, trade, and professional organizations, as well as industry clients and bar associations. These addresses are too numerous to list. Examples of groups he has addressed include the American College of Construction Lawyers, Surety Claims Institute, American Bar Association, Pearlman Association, Western States Surety Conference, Mid-South Commercial Law Institute, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar, the Surety and Fidelity Association of America, and the Arizona State Bar Construction Law Section.