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Grant L. Cartwright is a shareholder and is a licensed attorney in Arizona, Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. Grant represents debtors, creditors, landlords, and financial institutions in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations in various bankruptcy courts around the country. Grant also practices business litigation, representing companies, individuals, and financial institutions in a variety of industries and fields. Grant has presented on various legal topics before professional associations and has authored many publications regarding bankruptcy.


  • St. John’s University School of Law, LLM, 2010
  • Brooklyn law School, JD, 2007
  • University of California, Riverside, B.S., 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the District Delaware
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Hon. Kevin J. Carey, Christopher S. Sontchi, and Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Judicial Clerk, 2010 – 2011
  • Hon. Sandra J. Feuerstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Judicial Extern, 2005


  • A Different Sort of Tax Refund: the Ninth Circuit Allows Debtors in Possession to Recover Tax Payments to the IRS under § 544(b), ABI Committee Newsletter, Unsecured Trade Creditors, Vol. 16, No. 1, March 2018
  • Good News for Creditors: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Determines that Absolute Priority Rule Continues to Apply in Individual Chapter 11 Reorganizations, ABI Committee News, Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee, Vol. 14, No. 1, May 2016
  • Section 366(c) Does Not Require DIPs to Satisfy Adequate Assurance Demands of Utilities, ABI Journal, Vol. XXX, No. 1, February 2012
  • CMBS Certificate Holders Denied Standing in Innkeepers, the Bankruptcy Strategist, Vol. 28, No. 9, July 2011
  • Creditors Derivative Standing on Shaky Grounds with LLCs, ABI Committee Newsletter, Secured Credit Committee, Vol. 8, No. 2, March 2011
  • “Non-statutory” Insiders Under Bankruptcy Code § 101(31): An “Arm’s-Length” Test Is Not a Proper Test, 18 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 1 Art. 7, January 2009
  • The Scope of the Tax Exemption under § 1146(a) – Florida Department of Revenue v Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., 17 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 4 Art. 6, July 2008
  • With Blixseth, the Ninth Circuit Relaxes Its Grip on Third-Party Releases


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Bankruptcy, 2018-2019
  • Super Lawyer, Bankruptcy, 2021-2022

Professional & Community Groups

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Unsecured Trade Creditors’ Committee – Co-Chair (2018 – 2021); Newsletter Editor (2016-2018); Special Events Coordinator (2015-2016)
  • American Bankruptcy Inn of Court, Barrister Member
  • Anti-Defamation League – GRACE Committee Member (2017-2019); Young Leadership Committee (2017-present); Graduate of GLASS Leadership Institute (2016-2017)
  • Arizona Bankruptcy Court Honor Roll of Pro Bono Volunteers (2017)
  • Phoenix Collegiate Charter Academy – Mentor (2013-2018)

Selected Presentations

  • Arizona Bar Bankruptcy Section, 2021 CLE, “The Super New Tool for Small Business Debtors”
  • American Bankruptcy Institute SW Conference, 2021, “First Look at Small Business Reorganization Act Cases”
  • Arizona Bar Bankruptcy Section, 2022 CLE, “Local Motion: A Judicial Roundtable on Bankruptcy Rules”

Practice Areas

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