Grant Cartwright
Grant Cartwright

Grant L. Cartwright

Associate

cartwrightg@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5529
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Grant L. Cartwright focuses on corporate reorganizations, creditors’ rights issues, and litigation arising in the context of bankruptcy cases. Mr. Cartwright is experienced in representing debtors, creditors' committees, and trade creditors in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations in various bankruptcy courts. He also has experience litigating complex commercial disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery and Delaware Superior Court.

Representative Matters

Mr. Cartwright participated in representing the following Chapter 11 debtors:

  • Barzel Industries, Inc. 
  • BNA Subsidiaries LLC 
  • Cadence Innovation LLC 
  • Frank Parsons, Inc. 
  • MD Homes, LLC

Mr. Cartwright participated in representing the official committee of unsecured creditors for The Merit Group, Inc.

Judicial Clerkships/Externships

Judicial clerk, Hon. Kevin J. Carey, Christopher S. Sontchi, and Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 2010-2011

Judicial extern, Hon. Sandra J. Feuerstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2005

Professional Activities

American Bankruptcy Institute

Delaware State Bar Association

Publications

"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 News, 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

Community Activities

Mentor, Bancroft Elementary School, Wilmington, 2011-present

St. John's University School of Law (LL.M. 2010, bankruptcy)
Member, Drafting Committee and Preliminary Round Judge, Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition

Brooklyn Law School (J.D. 2007)

University of California, Riverside (B.S. 2001)

Arizona

Delaware

New Jersey

New York

U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York