Spencer L. Edelman

Spencer L. Edelman

Modrall Sperling

Recognized since 2020

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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Spencer Edelman’s practice is focused in the areas of creditors’ rights and commercial litigation. In his creditors’ rights practice, Spencer assists banks and other creditors in foreclosures, collections actions, and bankruptcies. This spans a variety of industries including manufacturers, dairies, hotels, multi-family housing, and commercial real estate. In 2013-14 he served as a law clerk for United States Bankruptcy Judge David Thuma. Spencer has assisted large financial institutions, as well as private lenders, accountants, long-term care facilities, and other professionals in collecting debts secured by real property, vehicles, and equipment, as well as unsecured debts. Through this assistance he has developed substantial experience in real estate matters including disputes regarding title. In his commercial litigation practice, Spencer represents a broad spectrum of clients in product liability matters (including asbestos defense), contract disputes, landlord and tenant issues, real estate issues, and natural resources matters. Spencer has been recognized as a Southwest Rising Star by Southwest Super Lawyers®, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Spencer is involved in the State Bar of New Mexico, where he was previously chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division and a member of the Bankruptcy Law Section. He participates regularly in the Wills for Heroes program which provides free wills to police officers, fire fighters, EMTs and other first responders. He also provides pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Attorney Project, Law La Palooza free legal fairs, the Veterans’ Civil Justice Initiative, and Ask-a-Lawyer call-in program on Law Day.

Spencer is a Shareholder and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Creditors’ Rights Practice Groups. He was a two-year captain of the Macalester College tennis team and continues to play tennis regularly.


  • 500 Fourth Street, NW, Suite 1000
    P.O. Box 2168
    Albuquerque, NM 87103


  • The University of Arizona , J.D., graduated 2009
  • Macalester College, B.A., graduated 2006

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, New Mexico
  • New Mexico, U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • New Mexico, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


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

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Bankruptcy Court

Modrall Sperling
Headquarters: Albuquerque, New Mexico

32 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law


  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, selected as Southwest Rising Star, 2014-present

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