Michael Galen, Associate


Michael Galen is an attorney in the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. His practice focuses on chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, distressed mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and liquidations, distressed debt transactions, and other financial transactions. Michael represents debtors, plan proponents, lenders, and secured and unsecured creditors with all facets of such transactions and proceedings.

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Education and Honors

  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014)
  • Arizona State University (B.S., cum laude, 2011)
    • Major: Finance
    • Minor: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2016

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (Member, 2018-present; Special Events Committee, 2019-present)
  • Turnaround Management Association (Member, 2016-present; Board of Directors, Arizona Chapter, 2020-present; NextGen Committee Member, 2019-present, and
    Co-Chair, 2020-present)

Professional Recognition

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Star, Bankruptcy, 2020, 2021
  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Star, Bankruptcy, 2017, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch", Corporate Law, 2021, 2022
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