Gabriel M. Hartsell
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Gabriel M. Hartsell

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hartsell.gabriel@dorsey.com

Overview

GABRIEL FOCUSES ON THE PROTECTION OF CREDITORS' RIGHTS THROUGHOUT ALL FACETS OF BANKRUPTCY REORGANIZATIONS, RESTRUCTURINGS, WORKOUTS, AND OTHER FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

Gabriel represents creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 filings, as well as pursuing their claims against debtors in those matters. He regularly represents commercial equipment lenders and lessors in substantial business reorganization cases, in addition to commercial landlords in all aspects of lease enforcement disputes and resolution. He routinely advises financial institutions, creditors, debt servicers, and a variety of corporate clients on a diverse array of commercial and contractual disputes. This includes guiding clients through pre-suit lien enforcement efforts under the UCC, as well as protecting secured creditors' collateral interests and rights through the application of provisional remedies like receiverships.

Gabriel has also served as general counsel for a chamber of commerce, advising the board and executive committee regarding a range of issues, such as the impacts of public records laws on the organization, as well as its private-public governance structure and handling of public funds. Based on his experience working with the chamber of commerce and many other companies over the years, Gabriel incorporates a business mindset into his legal practice, aiming to resolve clients' legal issues through efficient litigation management, while always bearing in mind the cost and liability associated with each individual case.

Education & Admissions

Florida State University College of Law (J.D., 2010), cum laude

Florida State University (International Law Certificate Program, 2010), magna cum laude

Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.S., Psychology), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Adds Talent in New Phoenix Office

Legal Writings

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Lending Transactions
  • Mortgage Banking

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Legal Resources Subcommittee, member, 2021-present
  • Phoenix Federal Bar Association, member, 2020-present

Community Involvement

  • Valley Young Professionals, member, 2021-present
  • ImpactJax Young Professionals, member, 2017-2020
  • ImpactJax Service and Giving Committee, member, 2019-2020

Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch," Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars Edition, Banking; Business Litigation; Appellate; Creditor Rights and Bankruptcy: Business, 2018-2021
Gabriel M. Hartsell