Bankruptcy attorney Randy Nussbaum of Phoenix-Scottsdale is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law (Arizona Board of Legal Specialization), and a certified specialist in business bankruptcy (American Board of Certification). His practice includes complex bankruptcy; commercial litigation; real estate law; and construction litigation. Mr. Nussbaum represents bankruptcy trustees; Chapter 7, 11 and 13 debtors; institutional and small business creditors. Creditor rights, Creditor representation, Debtor rights, Debtor representation, Creditor/Debtor representation,Creditor/debtor rights, Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Chapter 7 liquidation, Chapter 11 reorganization, Chapter 13 reorganization, Stay relief.
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Randy Nussbaum

Randy Nussbaum is a founding shareholder of Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. Mr. Nussbaum is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University and his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.

Mr. Nussbaum's areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.  read more...

Areas of Practice:

Mr. Nussbaum’s practice concentrates in the areas of bankruptcy–in which he is both a national and state certified bankrupcy specialist. His focus is:

Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 2005
  • Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1997

Honors & Recognition:

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 1997-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy Law, 2012-2014
  • Arizona's Super Lawyers®, Bankruptcy, 2007-2014
  • Arizona's Top 50 Super Lawyers®, 2013
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers®, 2009-2014
  • Arizona Business Magazine; Arizona's Top Lawyers®, 2010-2014
  • Scottsdale Leadership Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, 2012
  • Scottsdale Bar Association's Award of Excellence, 2011
  • ASU Law School Alumnus of the Year, 2003

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Arizona, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate Law Sections; Member
  • Scottsdale Bar Association; Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute; Member
  • Arizona Trustee Association; Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association; Board Member: Bankruptcy Section; Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation; Chair, 2010-2011
  • Scottsdale Bar Association; Board Member, 2003-2006

Business Affiliations:

  • Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce; Member
  • North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce; Member

Expert Witness Experience:

Testified as an expert witness in Maricopa County Superior Court in the following areas:

  • The applicable standard of care of an attorney handling a Chapter 13 case and what constitutes a failure to meet that standard.
  • The impact of a bankruptcy filing and 11 U.S.C. Section 362 on a pending state court foreclosure.
  • The standard used in the Arizona Bankruptcy Court for determining the fair market value of personal property in reorganization cases.

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1977:
B.A., Arizona State University, cum laude, 1977
1980:
J.D.; Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, 1980,                                         Tempe, Arizona
1980:
Arizona
1980:
United States District Court, District of Arizona
1980:
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
2008-Present:
Founding Shareholder, Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C., Scottsdale, AZ
1991- 2008:
Shareholder, Jaburg & Wilk, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
1984-1991:
Shareholder, Owens, Rybarsyk & Nussbaum, P.C., Scottsdale, AZ
1980-1984:
Sole Practitioner, Scottsdale, AZ
2002-Present:
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts; Board of Directors, 2002-Present;                                       Chair, 2010-Present
2010-Present:
Scottsdale Cultural Council; Board of Trustees, 2010 - present; Executive                                           Council and Development Committee member, 2011- present
2007-2009:
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Night Run for the Arts; Chair
1990-2006:
Scottsdale Leadership; Class Member, 1990; Board of Directors,                                                         2002-2006; Vice President, 2004-2005
1999-2005:
City of Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board; Member
1995-2002:
Phoenix Theatre; Member; Board of Directors

Writing & Instructional Experience:

Interplay Between Divorce and Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute 20th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (September 2012)... read speech.

Legends of Bankruptcy, Arizona State Bar Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, (June 2012)

Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures, National Business Institute Boot Camp, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2012)

Exemption, Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Fundamentals, CLE's Luncheon Series, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2012)

Developing Case Law and Issues on Exemption; Arizona State Bar Convention, Bankruptcy Fundamentals Luncheon Series, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2011)

Individual Chapter 11 Cases (or too much debt to file chapter 13); Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Alumni Association, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2011)

Potential Malpractice Pitfalls in Bankruptcy, American Bankruptcy Institute 18th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (September 2010)

Malpractice Tips and Getting Paid; Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law 101: Session II, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2010)

Bankruptcy Reform and its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and the System; National Business Institute, Collection Law from Start to Finish Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2010)

General Bankruptcy Appellate Tips; Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Law Section CLE, The Bankruptcy Appeals Process Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (April 2010)

Current Bankruptcy Opinions Including the Supreme Court Cases Holding 1) Bankruptcy Lawyers are Debt Relief Agencies and 2) Allowing Chapter 13 Plan to Discharge a Student Loan; Arizona Trustee Association Luncheon (April 2010)

Short Sales; Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits; Unresolved Deficiency Issues; Scottsdale Bar Association (March 2010)

Short Sales; Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits; Unresolved Deficiency Issues; Arizona Best Real Estate Seminar (February 2010)

Fundamentals of Chapter 7 & Chapter 13; Lorman Education Services, Bankruptcy in Arizona Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2010)

Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits and Unresolved Deficiency Issues; Phoenix Association of Realtors; Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors; West Maricopa Association of Realtors; Southeast Valley Regional Association of Realtors, The Future of Short Sales and the Arizona Economy Seminars (November 2009)

What Judges, Clerks and Trustees Want you to Know; Panel Member, National Business Institute Trial Practice Judicial Forum, Bankruptcy Forum, Phoenix, Arizona (October 2009)

Interplay Between Divorce and Bankruptcy and Chapter 13/Divorce; PESI Arizona Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Scottsdale, Arizona (October 2009)

Short Sales; Arizona Trustee Association, 22nd Annual ATA Convention & Education Seminar, Sedona, Arizona (September 2009)

Prebankruptcy Planning; American Bankruptcy Institute, 17th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (September 2009)

Short Sales; Debtors' Counsel Network, Real Estate and Mortgage Workshop, Mesa, Arizona (September 2009)

Bankruptcy Reform and its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and the System; Arizona Collectors Association, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona (September 2009)

Options Available to a Creditor to Obtain Payment from a Contractor Despite the Contractor's Bankruptcy Filing; Bankruptcy Reform and its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and the System; Chapter 13/Divorce; Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2009)

Short Sales; State Bar of Arizona, 2009 Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona (June 2009)

Bankruptcy Reform and its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and the System; National Business Institute, Collection Law from Start to Finish Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (May 2009)

Can Individual Debtors Benefit by Filing Chapter 11 Instead of Chapter 13?; The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Alumni Association, The Consummate Chapter 13 Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (April 2009)

Fundamentals of Chapter 7 & Chapter 13; Scottsdale Bar Association, The Down & Dirty Nuts & Bolts of Consumer and Commercial Bankruptcy Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (March 2009)

Fundamentals of Chapter 7 & Chapter 13; NACM Healthcare Credit Exchange Group, Overview of Bankruptcy Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2009)

Fundamentals of Chapter 7 & Chapter 13; East Valley Bar Association, Bankruptcy for the Non-Bankruptcy Practitioner Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2009)

Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits; AZ Short Sale Experts, in conjunction with The Real Estate Academy of Learning; Short Sale Issues in Real Estate: an Industry Forum Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2009)

Fundamentals of Chapter 7 & Chapter 13; Lorman Education Services, Bankruptcy Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2009)

Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits and Unresolved Deficiency Issues; PESI, 20th Annual Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Scottsdale, Arizona (October 2008)

Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits and Unresolved Deficiency Issues; Scottsdale McCormick Kiwanis Club, Scottsdale, Arizona (October 2008)

Execution on Judgment - Ways to Collect; National Business Institute, Commercial Collections: Legal Strategies from A to Z Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (September 2008)

Arizona Mortgage Deficiency Lawsuits and Unresolved Deficiency Issues; Arizona Trustee Association, 21st Annual Convention & Education Seminar, Gold Canyon, Arizona (September 2008)

When Bankruptcy Beckons, Don't Forget about the Recovery Fund; Maricopa County Bar Association, The Interplay of Construction Law and Bankruptcy Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (March 2008)

Miscellaneous Issues on Foreclosure and Repossession in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Foreclosure and Repossession in Arizona Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (March 2008)

Bankruptcy Reform and its Impact on the Debtors, Creditors and The System; National Business Institute, Collection Law from Start to Finish Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2008)

Automatic Stay Issues and the Impact on Real Estate; What Caused Today's Mess in Arizona Residential Real Estate?; Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007; Arizona Trustee Association, Phoenix, Arizona (February 2008)

Loan Workouts, Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bankruptcy Issues; Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, Phoenix, Arizona (December 2007)

Essential Bankruptcy Issues Impacting Collection Law; National Business Institute, Collection Law Tips and Strategies Seminar, Tempe, Arizona (November 2007)

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Conundrum; PESI, Bankruptcy Practice in Arizona Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (October 2007)

Impact of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) on Chapter 13; The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Alumni Association, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar, Phoenix, Arizona (September 2007)

When Bankruptcy Beckons, Don't Forget about the Recovery Fund; State Bar of Arizona Construction Law Section, Phoenix, Arizona (December 2006)

Bankruptcy in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Scottsdale, Arizona (2006)

Commercial Leasing: Handling Common Client Issues, National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (2006)

Protection and Consumer Protection Act in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2006)

Bankruptcy Litigation & Practice in Arizona (PESI), Scottsdale, Arizona (2005-2006)

Collection Techniques and Law in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2005)

Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2005)

The Meaning of In re McNabb; PESI, Scottsdale, Arizona (2005)

Various Bankruptcy Chapters; Pre-Bankruptcy Planning; The Impact of Bankruptcy on Foreclosure and Repossession; Enforcement of a Foreign Judgment Against Community Property; There's No Place Like Arizona if You are Fleeing a Foreign Judgment; Collection Techniques and Law in Arizona (2005)

Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of the 2005 Reform Legislation; The Meaning of In re McNabb; Understanding the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 2005 in Arizona (2005)

Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of the 2005 Reform Legislation; Arizona Trustee's Association (2005)

Major Consumer Bankruptcy Effects of the 2005 Reform Legislation; Metro Phoenix PHCC (2005)

Disposable Income Issues in Chapter 12,Till v SCS Credit Corp., 124 S.Ct. 1951 (2004); The Consummate Chapter 13 Manual (2004)

Enforcement of a Foreign Judgment Against Community Property; There's No Place Like Arizona if You are Fleeing a Foreign Judgment; Collection Techniques and Law in Arizona (2004)

When Bankruptcy and Construction Law Cross Paths; In Re Baird, A Non-Dischargeability Issue for Contractors (2004)

Foreclosure & Repossession; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2004)

Collection Techniques and Law in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2004)

In Re Baird a Non-Dischargeability Issue for Contractors, ASU, Phoenix, Arizona (2004)

Involuntary Bankruptcy A Rational Option; MCBA, ASU, Phoenix, Arizona (2004)

Nuts & Bolts Seminar; ASU, Phoenix, Arizona (2004)

Chapter 13 Presentation at Bar Convention; State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (2003)

Let's Do Breakfast, Mediation & Ethics; State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (2003)

Purchasing Law in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2002)

Bankruptcy Law Update; Sterling Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (2002)

Bankruptcy Symposium; State Bar of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona (2001)

Bankruptcy Reform Act; Arizona Trustee Association, Tucson, Arizona (2001)

Basic Bankruptcy Litigation in Arizona; National Business Institute, Phoenix, Arizona (2000)

Don't Take Your Homestead Rights for Granted; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle IX Manual (2000)

Setting Aside Confirmation Orders, The Consummate Chapter 13 VII Manual (2000)

Enforcement of Settlement Agreements; The Consummate Chapter 13 VII Manual (2000)

Conversion from Chapter 7 to 13 and From 13 to 7; The Consummate Chapter 13 VII Manual (2000)

The Impact of Bankruptcy on Foreclosure and Repossession; Foreclosure, Repossession and Bankruptcy in Arizona Manual (1999)

Impact of TAYLOR Decision on Chapter 7 and 13 Cases; The Consummate Chapter 13 VI Manual (1999)

Procedural Pitfalls in Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle VIII Manual (1999)

The Ever Changing Law on Student Loan Dischargeability; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle VIII Manual (1999)

Interplay of Bankruptcy on Purchasing Law; Purchasing Law in Arizona Manual (1999)

Purchasing Law in Arizona; Lorman Education Services, Phoenix, Arizona (1999)

Foreclosure, Repossession and Bankruptcy in Arizona; Lorman Education Services; Phoenix, Arizona (1999)

Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona; National Business Institute; Phoenix, Arizona (1998)

Insider Information Utilized by Bankruptcy Attorneys; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle VII Manual (1998)

Valuation of On-Going Business; The Consummate Chapter 13 V Manual (1998)

Defending a Bad-Faith Claim; The Consummate Chapter 13 V Manual (1998)

Are Gambling Debts Dischargeable?; Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona Manual (1998)

Applicability of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to Bankruptcy Cases; Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona Manual (1998)

Insurance Renewal Commissions and Bankruptcy; Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Issues in Arizona Manual (1998)

Bankruptcy and Litigation; Maricopa County Bar Association; Phoenix Arizona, (1997)

Asset Protection and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Devices; Maricopa County Bar Association; Phoenix, Arizona (1997)

Hidden Bankruptcy Perils; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle VI Manual (1997)

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning; Maricopa County Bar Association; Scottsdale, Arizona (1996)

Bankruptcy Ethics and Malpractice; Maricopa County Bar Association; Phoenix, Arizona (1996)

The Dischargeability of Industrial Commission Claims; The Consummate Chapter 13 III Manual (1996)

Is Chapter 13 a Panacea for Individuals Acting in Bad Faith; The Consummate Chapter 13 III Manual (1996)

How to Avoid Drawing the Bankruptcy Court's Rancor; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle V Manual (1996)

Lessons of Judge Curley's Elia Decision; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle V Manual (1996)

In re: Soll Creditor's Counsel Beware; State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Journal (September, 1996 edition)

Dischargeability of Student Loans in Chapter 13s; The Consummate Chapter 13 III Manual (1996)

Beware of Joint Spouse Representation; The Bankruptcy Ethics and Malpractice Manual (1996)

Why Allowing Late-Filed Claims is Unduly Prejudicial to Debtors; The Consummate Chapter 13 II Manual (1995)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Not Assuming a Lease but Were Afraid To Ask; The Consummate Chapter 13 II Manual (1995)

Chapter 13-Preferred Alternative for Debtors in Bankruptcy; State Bar of Arizona; 62nd Annual Convention (1995)

The Consummate Chapter 13 Seminar, ASU College of Law Alumni Association; Phoenix, Arizona (1993) (1995-2001) (2003-2004); Chairperson

Ethical Developments in Bankruptcy Cases; State Bar of Arizona; 60th Annual Convention (1993)

Ethical Topics and Developments in the Law; The Consummate Chapter 13 Seminar Manual (1993)

Exemptions and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning; the Bane of Creditors and Salvation of Debtors and Bankruptcy and Personal Injury Claims; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle III Manual (1993)

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle II Manual (1992)

Small Business Bankruptcy Chapter 11 or 13; Maricopa County Bar Association; Phoenix, Arizona (1992)

Tax/Personal Injury Claim; Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle Manual (1990)

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