Joel F. Newell

Associate

Mr. Newell has extensive experience in all areas of corporate restructuring issues, including creditor rights in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters, adversary litigation, and contested motions.

Biography

Mr. Newell has extensive experience in all areas of corporate restructuring issues, including creditor rights in both commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters, adversary litigation, and contested motions. Mr. Newell has represented both debtors and creditors in navigating through the insolvency issues. He has defended and prosecuted appeals to the District Court for the District of Arizona, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Arizona Court of Appeals. He currently serves as the Chair of the State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section and is the former Chair of the Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona

Court Admission

  • U.S. Supreme Court (2018)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2016)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2007)

Media and Presentations

Articles

  • Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor Newsletter (January 2016)

Blogs

Presentations

  • Co-presenter, “Advanced Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy,” National Bank of Arizona (January 28, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar I,” Norton Institute on Bankruptcy Law (February 2018)
  • Presenter, “Why Darth Vader Is Not Entitled to a Discharge,” Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section (February 12, 2016)
  • Presenter, “Consumer Case Law Update” Bankruptcy Section State Bar of Arizona (2016)
  • Co-presenter, “Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar I,” Norton Institute on Bankruptcy Law (2016)
  • Presenter, “Fraudulent Transfers and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning,” Bankruptcy Section State Bar of Arizona (2015)
  • Co-presenter, “Bankruptcy Litigation Seminar I,” Norton Institute on Bankruptcy Law (2015)
  • Co-presenter, “Current Foreclosure Alternatives,” National Business Institute (2011)

Memberships

State Bar of Arizona

  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section (2020 – 2021)
  • Chair Elect, Bankruptcy Section (2019 – 2020)
  • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy Section Annual State Bar Convention (2019)
  • Executive Council member, Bankruptcy Section (2018 – present)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Arizona Chapter

  • Member (2021 – present)

Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA), Bankruptcy Section

  • Immediate Past Chair (2015)
  • Chair (2014)
  • Chair Elect (2013)
  • Member (2013 – 2015)

Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

  • Member (2011 – 2014)

American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Member (2012)
  • Volo Editor (2012)

Community Involvement

Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

  • Volunteer

East Valley Athletics

  • Youth Flag Football Coach