Michael A. DiGiacomo

Associate

Digiacomom@ballardspahr.com
Tel 602.798.5505
Fax 602.798.5595
Phoenix

Michael A. DiGiacomo focuses his practice on commercial litigation and corporate restructuring. Michael represents diverse clients, including REIT's, secured lenders, commercial landlords, special servicers, and hospitality companies, in litigation in federal and state courts. Michael regularly advises clients on bankruptcy issues, including use of cash collateral, filing proofs of claim, assumption and rejection of non-residential leases, avoidance and preference actions, and stay relief proceedings.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. David T. Thuma, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Mexico, 2013-2014

Externship - Hon. David C. Bury, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, summer 2012

Representative Matters

Represents large, privately-held medical device company in contract enforcement actions

Represents publicly-traded REITs in various bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, including bankruptcy asset purchases, lease agreements, and breach of contract

Represents international hotel chain in both state and federal court litigation matters, including breach of membership agreements and indemnification

Represents multi-state charter school financier in bankruptcy matters related to purchase of accounts, cash collateral, and disclosure statements and plans of reorganization

Represents multiple commercial landlords in bankruptcy matters related to assumption/rejection of leases

Professional Activities

Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section

Member, Real Estate Subcommittee and New Member Subcommittee, American Bankruptcy Institute

Member, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Publications

Co-author, "Ninth Circuit Finds that 1111(b) Deemed-Recourse Rights Do Not Survive Foreclosure of Underlying Property," The Bankruptcy Strategist, July 2017

Speaking Engagements

"Bankruptcy Developments and Best Practices," Arizona State Bar Convention, Tucson, June 15, 2017

Community Activities

Pro bono - Maricopa County Volunteer Lawyers Program, Tenant's Rights Clinic



University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D. 2014, magna cum laude)
Arizona Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif

University of Arizona (B.A. 2006, magna cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa

Arizona

Nevada