James A. Askew

James A. Askew


Askew & White, LLC

Recognized since 2008

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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Mr. Askew has over 25 years of experience representing a wide variety of different parties in bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court workouts. In addition to bankruptcy, Mr. Askew has a thriving commercial practice, encompassing commercial litigation as well as business transactions. Law clerk to the Honorable Stewart Rose, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of New Mexico from 1987 to 1989, after which he went into private practice. Mr. Askew is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Southwest Superlawyers, and has been rated AV Preeminent, 5 out of 5, by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest possible rating.

Mr. Askew is very active in the New Mexico bankruptcy bar, and frequently speaks on bankruptcy issues and lectures at continuing legal education events.

Location

  • 1122 Central Avenue Southwest, Suite One
    Albuquerque, NM 87102

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Denver , J.D., graduated 1986
  • North Carolina State University, BA, graduated 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, Colorado Bar Association
  • New Mexico, State Bar of New Mexico

Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Insitute - Member
  • New Mexico State Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section - Member

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Bankruptcy Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Albuquerque (2023)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Albuquerque (2021)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Albuquerque (2019)
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Albuquerque (2015)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Albuquerque (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Special Focus

  • Creditor Committees
  • Debtors' Rights
  • Litigation
  • Trustee Representation
  • Workouts and Restructurings

Awards:

  • Southwest Superlawyers 2010-present
  • AV Preeminent 5 out ot 5
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-present

In re Flying Star Cafes, Inc.

Represented the equity owners of Flying Star Cafes, Inc., a popular local restaurant chain, and filed and confirmed a successful chapter 11 plan of reorganization on their behalf.

In re The Vaughan Company, Realtors

Representing the Chapter 11 Trustee in extensive fraudulent transfer and preference litigation arising from the largest Ponzi scheme in New Mexico history.

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