Randy Nussbaum is a founding shareholder of Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. Mr. Nussbaum is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Arizona State University and his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University.
Mr. Nussbaum’s areas of practice include complex bankruptcy law, real estate, construction, and contract law. Mr. Nussbaum is a certified specialist in bankruptcy law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified specialist in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification.
He is a frequent lecturer and author on topics regarding bankruptcy, construction and real estate for the State and Maricopa County Bar Associations, the Arizona State University Alumni Association and various professional groups. Mr. Nussbaum has spoken at regional presentations sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute on a variety of bankruptcy-related subjects. He also chairs a yearly seminar on Chapter 13 bankruptcy which is sponsored by the ASU Law School Alumni Association.
He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona (Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Construction Sections), Scottsdale Bar Association and Maricopa County Bar Association. Mr. Nussbaum is a former Director of the Scottsdale Bar Association and the Maricopa County Bar Foundation. He is admitted to practice before the Arizona Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Mr. Nussbaum’s honors include selection to Southwest Super Lawyers® (2007-present), and selection to Arizona’s Top 50 Super Lawyers of 2012. Mr. Nussbaum is among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Lawyers® (2009-present), Arizona’s Finest Lawyers® (2009-present), and Arizona Business Magazine’s Top Lawyers® (2011-present).
In 2003, Mr. Nussbaum was honored as alumnus of the year by the ASU Law School Alumni Association for his many years of service to the Law School. The Scottsdale Bar Association presented its 2011 Award of Excellence to Mr. Nussbaum in recognition of his 30 years of service to the Scottsdale Bar and the legal community. Mr. Nussbaum’s involvement has included his chairmanship of the Bankruptcy Ambushes Lurking in the Legal Jungle seminar, his years of dedication to the High School Mock Trial program and his presentation of What’s New in the Law at the Scottsdale Bar monthly luncheon meetings.
Mr. Nussbaum is extensively involved in his community. He is a 1990 graduate of the Scottsdale Leadership Training Program and served on its Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006, serving as Vice President from 2004-2005. He sat on the Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board from 1999 until 2005 and was the Citizens Chairman for Envirokids Fest 2004-2006. Since 2002, Mr. Nussbaum has served as a board member for the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and has been serving as its Advisory Board Chair since 2010. From 2007-2009, Mr. Nussbaum chaired the Center’s Night Run for the Arts. He currently serves on the Scottsdale Cultural Council’s Executive Council and its Development Committee. Mr. Nussbaum also serves on the Council’s Board of Trustees to which he was appointed in 2011.
Mr. Nussbaum is a board member of the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Maricopa County Bar Association, which provides funding of approximately $40,000 a year to charitable and non-profit organizations promoting law-related activities. He also donates time helping underprivileged individuals at Scottsdale’s Paiute Center and accepts bankruptcy cases referred to him by the Volunteer Lawyer Program.