Isaac M. Gabriel, Partner

Biography

Isaac Gabriel's practice focuses on bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and creditor's rights litigation. His practice includes

  • Representing numerous national lending institutions and special servicers in complex commercial Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases throughout the United States.
  • Representing commercial equipment lenders and lessors in substantial business reorganization cases throughout the United States.
  • Representing numerous national banking institutions and other commercial lenders in connection with pre-bankruptcy loan restructurings, state court litigation, receivership actions, and foreclosures in connection with commercial loans in aggregate value exceeding $700 million. 
  • Acting as trustee and instituting foreclosure and collection actions on a $56 million commercial real estate retail project.
  • Representation of numerous national banking institutions in connection with assets/loans acquired from failed banks via the FDIC, and with all related enforcement and workout strategies.
  • Representation of major national lender in negligent misrepresentation litigation against officers and directors of publicly traded company.
  • Prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer claims on behalf of national lending institutions and as special counsel for bankruptcy trustees.
  • Assisting lending institutions/banks in connection with workouts and strategies in all aspects of creditor's rights litigation and enforcement.
  • Representing local and national clients in complex contract disputes, as well as their successful negotiation and settlement

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
    • Order of the Coif; Pedrick Scholar; Armstrong Award
    • William C. Canby Appellate Advocacy Competition (Winner)
    • Arizona State National Moot Court Team
    • Arizona State Law Journal (Staff Writer, Fall 2000)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., with honors, 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2002

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona Justice Project, handling habeas corpus and post-convictions proceedings for potential wrongful convicted prisoners (2007–present)
  • Arizona State University Art Museum, Advisory Board Member (2009–present)
  • Turnaround Management Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Capitol Elementary School (Volunteer, 2002–present)
  • Arthritis Foundation's Oscar Night America (Board Member, 2006)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program (Volunteer Pro-Bono Lawyer)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2012–2014 Southwest Super Lawyers® lists (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights)

Languages

  • Spanish