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Benjamin W. Reeves

Ben Reeves' practice is concentrated in both creditors' rights litigation and real estate litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Representative Litigation

Ben regularly assists secured, unsecured and judgment creditors pursue their rights and remedies against borrowers, guarantors and judgment debtors. He has experience utilizing all available pre- and post-judgment remedies and has had great success in particular with receiverships in both the pre- and post-judgment context.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Phi Delta Phi, legal ethics fraternity
    • Quarterfinalist, William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition
  • Arizona State University Honors College (B.A., Religious Studies, minors in Economics and Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2004)
    • Honors College T.A. Program
    • Co-Curricular Program, Student Advisory Board

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section, Chair (2013), Vice-Chair (2011-2012)
    • Membership Committee, Member (2011-2012)
  • Uniform Law Commission
    • Observer to the Drafting Committee on a Model Act on the Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Mensa, Member (2012-2013)

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • The Real Estate Litigation Blog, Author
  • Pursuing and Defending Bankruptcy Avoidance Actions, Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1.5 Hour CLE Presentation, Phoenix, AZ (June 15, 2012)
  • Real Estate Fundamentals: Session I – Bankruptcy Impacts on Real Estate Disputes, Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, 1.5 Hour CLE Presentation, Phoenix, AZ (February 10, 2012)
  • Common Bankruptcy Litigation Issues, Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, CLE Presentation, Phoenix, AZ (June 29, 2010)
  • Challenges in the Foreclosure/Trustee’s Sale Process, Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, CLE Presentation, Phoenix, AZ (June 9, 2010)
  • Foreclosure and Trustee Sale Issues (Commercial and Residential), Co-Presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association, CLE Presentation (February 23, 2010)
  • Effective Deposition Skills Program, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, San Diego, CA (January 2010)
  • An Overview of Landlord Rights Against Tenants in Bankruptcy, Co-Author, ABA Commercial Business & Litigation Newsletter, 11 Com. & Bus. Litig. No. 1 (Fall 2009)

Professional Recognition & Awards

  • Southwest Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars Edition, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (2014)

Community Involvement

  • American Cancer Society, Phoenix Board of Directors (2014)
  • Arizona Outdoor Recreation Coordinating Commission, Appointed by Governor Jan Brewer (2012-2014)
  • Phoenix Regions Sports Commission, Friend (2012)

Other Professional Experience

  • Arizona Appellate Court, Extern to Hon. Jefferson Lankford (Summer 2005)
  • Arizona State University Honors College, Teaching Assistant to Professor Jonathan Lynch (Spring 2004)

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