For more than 40 years, Randy Nussbaum has assisted individuals and businesses with complex bankruptcy protection (debtor and creditor), transaction, and litigation matters. He especially enjoys helping his clients achieve their business and financial objectives using innovative legal strategies.


  • J.D., Arizona State University, 1980
  • B.A., cum laude, Arizona State University, 1977

Community Leadership

  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce: Board of Directors, Partner Council 100
  • Scottsdale Community College: President’s Advisory Board, 2017-2018
  • Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: Board of Directors, 2002-present; Chair, 2010-2013; Night Run for the Arts, 2007-2009
  • Scottsdale Cultural Council: Board of Trustees, 2010-2014; Executive Council, 2011-2014; Development Committee, 2011-present
  • Scottsdale Leadership: Class of 1990; Board of Directors, 2002-2006; Vice President, 2004-2005; Advisory Board, 2103– present
  • Scottsdale Historical Society: Board of Directors
  • City of Scottsdale: Environmental Quality Advisory Board, 1999-2005
  • Phoenix Theatre: Board of Directors, 1995-2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1980

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year”: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (Scottsdale), 2019; Bankruptcy Litigation (Scottsdale), 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2010-present; Litigation—Bankruptcy, 2011-present; Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, 2016-present; Banking and Finance Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, 2022
  • Super Lawyers: Bankruptcy, 2007-present; “Top 50 Arizona,” 2012, 2013, 2017-2021
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®, 1997-present
  • “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,” Az Business Magazine, 2010-present
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2009-2020
  • “AzBusiness Leaders” (Law: Bankruptcy/Reorganization), Az Business Magazine, 2013-2020
  • Scottsdale History Hall of Fame: Inductee, 2018
  • Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce: Volunteer of the Year, Segner Award, 2017
  • Scottsdale Leadership: Volunteer of the Year, 2015; Frank W. Hodges Alumni Achievement Award, 2012
  • Scottsdale Bar Association: Award of Excellence, 2011
  • Arizona State University Law School Alumnus of the Year, 2003

Professional & Industry Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute: Co-Chair, Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, 2013-2018
  • State Bar of Arizona: Bankruptcy Section, Construction Law Section, Real Property Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association


  • Certified Specialist, Business Bankruptcy Law, American Board of Certification, 2005
  • Certified Specialist, Bankruptcy Law, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, 1997