Just keep swimming,
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Heather Macre is a director in our litigation department in Phoenix where her work focuses in the areas of business litigation, healthcare and bankruptcy. Her business clients, ranging from huge multinational companies to small business owners rely on her astute counsel for matters including breach of contract, confidentiality issues, business partnership dissolvements and patent disputes. In the healthcare arena, Heather’s business acumen encompasses all aspects of healthcare agreements, such as hospital recruitment agreements, employment agreements and non-compete covenants, and office-sharing agreements. She also provides professional representation in licensure and disciplinary proceedings, and in matters concerning HIPAA and Stark and False Claims Act compliance. Starting in 2008, when the valley of the sun witnessed firsthand the impacts of the recession and the collapse of the housing marketing, Heather has worked in numerous bankruptcy cases, including litigation asset planning and healthcare dissolution.

Originally an art history major, Heather’s love of challenges led her to law school at the University of Florida where she paid her way through school by performing as “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast. This creativity defines her work to this day where she likes to try different approaches, looking at her cases as intricate puzzles to be solved for the best outcomes.

An elected official, Heather serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Water Conservation. Her and her husband, Steven Kruczek, are the proud parents of a young daughter, Dorothy.


  • J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law
  • B.A. University of Florida

Areas Of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

One of the largest and most active bankruptcy and creditors’ rights legal practices in the Southwest and California, representing clients locally, regionally, and nationally.

Our health care attorneys serve a range of clients within the ever-expanding realm of healthcare law. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that touches on every aspect of the healthcare industry.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative / Regulatory Law, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Health Care Law, 2020-2023
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy: Business 2019-2024
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2014-2016
  • Nominee, American Bankruptcy Institute 40 Under 40, 2017
  • Honoree, Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2015

Articles and Presentations

Professional and community activities

  • Elected Director, Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors, 2012 – present
  • Member, Phoenix Suns Charities 88
  • Member, Arizona Bankruptcy Inn of Court
  • Member, Arizona Charter 100


  • Arizona