Marvin Ruth

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Marvin is a partner with substantial experience representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts in Arizona and Nevada. His practice primarily focuses on business disputes and litigation, including partnership disputes, real estate litigation, business torts, and fraud claims.

Additionally, Marvin has extensive experience litigating debtor/creditor relationships, including prosecuting fraudulent transfer actions and obtaining prejudgment remedies; defending clients against wrongful foreclosure, lender liability, and improper account handling claims; and representing secured and unsecured creditors, trustees, and committees in Chapter 11 business bankruptcy cases.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2012 – 2016)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers: Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (2017)

Publications & Speeches

  • Contributor, Arizona Civil Remedies Chapter 9, “Remedies in Cases and Proceedings Under the Bankruptcy Code.”
  • Co-Author, “On the Rise or Falling? An Update On Loan Recharacterization and Its Interplay With 11 U.S.C. § 510 (b),”Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (Jul. 2007)
  • Author, “The Scope of Bankruptcy Ancillary Jurisdiction After Katz as Informed by Pre-Katz Ancillary Jurisdiction Cases,” American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (Spring 2007)
  • Presenter, “Ethical Considerations in Bankruptcy,” Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar (May 2013)
  • Presenter, “Ethical Considerations in Bankruptcy,” Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar (Apr. 2012)
  • Presenter, “Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment,” National Business Institute (Nov. 2012)
  • Presenter, “Fiduciary Duties and the Zone of Insolvency,” Lewis and Roca 2011 Legal Education All-Day CLE (Jun. 2011)

Activities & Memberships

  • Vice-Chair, Claims and Priorities Subcommittee American Bar Association Business Bankruptcy Committee (2015 – present)
  • Board Member, Foundation for Blind Children (2010 – 2015)

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., University of Arizona, 2005; magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Arizona, 2001
  • Admitted in Arizona, 2006
  • Admitted in Nevada, 2008