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 $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 all enforcement and work-out strategies relating thereto.
- 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 successful negotiation and settlement of same.
Education and Honors
- Arizona State University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002)
Order of the Coif. William C. Canby Appellate Advocacy Competition (Winner). Arizona State National Moot Court Team. Arizona State Law Journal (Staff Writer, Fall 2000). Pedrick Scholar. Armstrong Award.
- University of Arizona (B.A., cum laude with honors, 1998)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2002
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2010
Selected for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers®
lists (Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights).
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).