Our Firm

Breen Olson & Trenton, LLP (“BOT”) is a regional law firm servicing individuals and businesses in Arizona and Southern California. With offices located in Tucson, Phoenix and San Diego, BOT law brings together attorneys with decades of experience in the practice of law. We focus on helping businesses and individuals achieve their goals. If you need assistance with any legal matter our dedicated lawyers can help. The experienced attorneys at BOT can provide valuable Legal Analysis and Strategic Thinking on whatever matter you may be facing. We strive to maintain the highest quality of customer service and know our clients value the hands-on approach we use. Our firm is committed to understanding and resolving the full scope of personal and business needs that any client might anticipate. We are focused on, and concentrate in Business Law, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy.

 

Dennis M. Breen, III

Dennis BreenManaging Partner
4720 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85705
Office: 520-742-0808
Fax: 520-844-1618
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Dennis M. Breen III is the founding Partner at Breen Olson & Trenton, LLP. During the first ten years of his career, Mr. Breen focused on obtaining an MBA in finance and a JD in Law from Fordham University while working at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, successfully managing portfolios of stocks and bonds in the Trust Investment Department of the Bank. He assisted in developing the criteria for establishing a strategic planning department for high net worth individuals. A second area of focus began when his proficiency as a real estate lawyer was sought by a trust customer of Chase to move to Arizona to resolve issues with a large real estate parcel in Arizona. Subsequently, he began to practice law involving real estate development, small business corporations, and bankruptcy privately for the next twelve years.

From 1993 to 2001, he worked as an in-house real estate lawyer with SunChase Holdings Inc. as director of legal services for the company that acquired over 550 properties in 22 states. He became involved in the legal and financial aspects of developing large housing community projects in California and France, and commercial real estate projects in South Korea and Thailand. From 2001 to 2005 Mr. Breen was part owner and general counsel of a high-tech software application company.

In 2005 he opened his own practice focusing on those areas where he developed particular skill sets dealing with distressed assets and creating value for companies and high net worth individuals. Based on that experience, the lawyers of the practice focus on business strategy and capitalization, commercial and individual bankruptcy, real estate due diligence, acquisition and sale transactions.

Admissions:
State of Arizona
Federal District of Arizona

J.D. Fordham University Law School 1974
M.B.A. Finance, Fordham University 1972
B.S. Psychology Fordham University 1967

Craig Trenton

Craig TrentonPartner
1850 5th Ave. Office 18, San Diego, CA 92101
Office: 619-544-0669
Fax: 619-544-0233
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Craig Trenton has been practicing law for twenty six years and has opened offices in five different western states. Although largely focusing on Bankruptcy Law, his early practice also centered around real estate and tax matters. Other areas include business and real estate transactions and foreclosure. He is well-versed in bankruptcy matters and has filed nearly 10,000 bankruptcy cases including those in Chapter 7, 11, 12, and 13. Mr. Trenton has been a lecturer to other attorneys for Continuing Legal Education in the areas of Bankruptcy and Tax. His confirmation rate in both Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 Plans exceeds the national average for reorganizations. Mr. Trenton is a “hands-on” attorney who meets personally with all clients and takes pride in offering personal and creative solutions and alternatives. A native San Diegan, he graduated from University of California, San Diego, and attended California Western School of Law. In 2011 Craig Trenton joined the practice as Partner.

Todd Jarvis

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jarvisAttorney
4720 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85705
Office: 520-742-0808
Fax: 520-844-1618
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Todd combines his bankruptcy and estate work with his passion for entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. With 10 years of professional experience in the computer and software industry, a BS in Bioinformatics, and a Masters Degree in Genetics he offers his clients an understanding of their technology and guidance in developing strategies to build a business structure that will support their aspirations, attract growth, and protect their intellectual property.

Todd graduate from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in 2012 where he was active in pursuing the many and varied programs available to take learning beyond the classroom. He was an advocate for children in the Child Advocacy Clinic. He was a judicial extern for the Honorable Frank R. Zapata Federal District Judge for the District of Arizona. As a member of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law he was writer during his second year and in his third year he served on the Board as the Journal’s Digital Editor. What he enjoyed most from his time in law school was the work he did in the Law, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Program where he acted as counsel for MBA students and volunteered his time at the Arizona Center for Innovation assisting current and future Entrepreneurs to develop and protect their rising enterprises.

Todd balances his professional career with a busy and satisfying family life. As a husband and father of six he is always engaged in helping his kids develop their talents and hobbies that include competitive sports and scouting. As an active member of his community, together with his wife and friends he is a director of a non-profit youth athletic organization that offers fun, competition, and training to the youth in his area.

Admissions:
Supreme Court of Arizona
Federal District of Arizona
United States Patent and Trademark Office

J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona 2012
M.S. Genetics, University of Arizona 2012
B.S. Bioinformatics, Brigham Young University 2009


John E. Olson

olsonOf Counsel
4425 N. 24th Street, Suite 150 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Office: 602-732-7272
Fax: 520-844-1618
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After graduating from Harvard Law School John spent the first sixteen years of his career with the firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, a large law firm in Chicago that has recently merged into the international law firm of K & L Gates. He was a partner with that firm for the last 8 years of his association, practicing almost exclusively in the area of real estate law, focused primarily on development projects.

After being in solo practice for a few years, in 1990, John joined the Resolution Trust Corporation (the “RTC”). The RTC oversaw the liquidation and winding up all of virtually all of the savings and loan associations in the State of Arizona. He stayed with that federal agency until it closed the Phoenix office after three years, at which time he began a 12 year term as an in-house lawyer with a private investment company that purchased one of the largest portfolios of real estate assets ever sold by the RTC. During his years with the RTC, and subsequently with the private investment company of SunChase Holdings, he began to spend more and more time practicing law in bankruptcy and real estate workout areas, in addition to the more traditional real estate work. The projects that he was involved with varied from housing subdivisions in 10 different states, to commercial property in Phoenix, to an international development in France.

In 2010, John joined practices with Dennis Breen, forming Breen & Olson, which later became Breen Olson & Trenton, LLP.

Admission:
Arizona
Federal District of Arizona

LL.B. Harvard 1968
B.A. Northwestern University, 1965.


Patricia Breen

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Patricia Breen

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4425 N. 24th Street, Suite 150 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Office: 602-732-7272
Fax: 520-844-1618
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With nearly 15 years of business management, credit & asset evaluation and legal experience in the financial services sector Tricia has become a skilled innovative thinker, able to provide thoughtful strategic planning built on clearly articulated organizational objectives. As a lawyer, and business professional with a Masters in Business Administration, she has the ability to comprehend complex business and legal concepts and then effectively communicate matters to a broad audience. From her experience in both the legal and business arena she has broad understanding of numerous financial and legal implications encountered in business, she can communicate in a fluent manner with business and legal professionals alike.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Tricia supported the substantial growth of a wholesale residential mortgage branch as Operations Manager. She has developed and implemented credit policy & procedure guidance for a very large wholesale mortgage originator as West Coast Director of Credit. She has focused on qualitative analysis of loan conformity from the perspective of product guideline alignment and regulatory compliance as Director of Underwriting and in her role as Due Diligence Underwriter Auditor.

Tricia is knowledgeable of regulatory agencies and applicable financial services compliance laws with a focus on Dodd Frank and CFPB policy. She has in depth experience with residential mortgage and consumer credit practices, from origination to securitization, through third party project management to street level execution. Tricia has been involved in real estate management through landlord tenant transactions and understands the various legal issues that can arise.

Tricia’s passion for smart, equitable solutions and compromise is foremost in all her endeavors. She enjoys volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity and playing golf.

Admissions:
California
Arizona


J.D. Arizona Summit Law, Phoenix, AZ (2012)
M.B.A., W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (2009)
B.S. Finance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2001)




Administrative Staff

The Administrative staff of Breen Olson & Trenton has extensive experience involving a wide variety of legal and business matters. The staff has worked on over twenty Chapter 11 Bankruptcy cases, hundreds of consumer Bankruptcies and hundreds of civil cases. Their support at BOT includes preparation of pleadings/ motions, filing and case tracking.

Stacey Stein
Paralegal Human Resources Manager
4720 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85705
Office: 520-742-0808
Fax: 520-844-1618
Locations: Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego
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Elaina Laguna
Administrative Assistant
4720 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85705
Office: 520-742-0808
Fax: 520-844-1618
Locations: Tucson
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Grace Cramer
Administrative Assistant
4720 N. Oracle Rd, Suite 100 
Tucson, AZ 85705
Office: 520-742-0808
Fax: 520-844-1618
Locations: Tucson

Jenny Castro
Administrative Assistant
1850 5th Ave. Office 18
San Diego, CA 92101
Office: 619-544-0669
Fax: 619-544-0233
Locations: San Diego
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