- Construction Law
- Corporate Transactions
- Creditor's Rights
|University ||University of Arizona, B.S., Business Administration, 1989|
|Law School||Drake University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1992|
|Admitted||1992, Arizona; 1992, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona|
Saving a Business, and Jobs, by Workout with Creditors: A retail client faced harsh economic situations with both its vendors and landlords. Neal negotiated with his client's creditors. He was able to help the company streamline its operations, work with the landlords and settle with creditors. The business was restructured and was able to avoid closing or filing bankruptcy.
Breaking a Deadlock: When the majority shareholder in a manufacturing company found the board of directors deadlocked with the company's future at stake, Neal stepped in and forced the issue. That resulted in a receiver being appointed, thus saving all outstanding contracts, including a very large deal that was about to be cancelled by a customer.
Saving Investors' Hard-Earned Cash: When a local businessman and his companies defrauded investors, Neal obtained a multi-million dollar judgment on the investors' behalf. Then he found a creative way to work with the judgment debtors to come to a settlement.
Get To Know Neal In His Own Words
"I advise my clients in layman's terms so they understand the issues they're facing and their options. This saves them time and allows them to focus on their business."
"I like being able to help people and their businesses. When you help someone move to the next level with their business, or assist them successfully in litigation or through settlement, there's a continuing job satisfaction that keeps you trying to assist your clients as best you can."
- Former law clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Honorable Robert G. Mooreman
- Extensive experience in bankruptcy and commercial litigation
- Seasoned in construction litigation, including prosecution and defense of construction defect issues and mechanic's liens, subcontractor contract review, change order issues, payment rights and remedies
Professional and Civic Service
- American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
- Arizona State Bar, Bankruptcy Section, Chair of the Technology Committee
- Maricopa County Bar, Member
- Turnaround Management Association, Member
- I Don't Think We Are Going To Remain Friends - What Happens When Owners of Closely Held Companies are Deadlocked or in Dispute with Each Other or Former Employees
- New Arizona Court of Appeals Decision Adds Confusion to the Interpretation of the Anti-Deficiency Statutes
- Contractual Attorney Fee Awards May be Contested
- District Court interpreting new Ninth Circuit case law related to what claims a borrower can and cannot assert against a lender who purchased the assets and assumed certain liabilities of a failed bank from the FDIC.
- District Court ruling that a party who did not comply with a State Court order to post additional bond to keep a preliminary injunction in place in reliance on a legal position is subject to the preliminary injunction being dissolved.
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Are there fiduciary duties between members in an
Neal H. Bookspan, September 5, 2013
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Neal H. Bookspan, August 28, 2013
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