Mr. Mazel’s practice is concentrated on Chapter 11 bankruptcies, creditor’s rights, landlord/tenant disputes, and commercial litigation. Mr. Mazel has represented national, regional, and local banks as well as national businesses and other lenders. Mr. Mazel has significant experience negotiating and documenting workouts, including loan modifications, forbearance agreements, deeds in lieu of foreclosure, and settlements. Additionally, Mr. Mazel has substantial experience representing debtors and creditors in Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies, including common issues like use of cash collateral, motions for stay relief, objections to schedules and statements, stay relief, disclosure statements, plan confirmation, objections to dischargeability, fraudulent transfer and preference actions and other adversary proceedings. Mr. Mazel speaks frequently on commercial and bankruptcy litigation topics.
Mr. Mazel practiced Bankruptcy Law under the mentorship of Robert H. Jacobvitz and David T. Thuma, now the Honorable Robert H. Jacobvitz and Honorable David T. Thuma, United States Bankruptcy Judges, District of New Mexico.
Mr. Mazel is actively involved in the State Bar of New Mexico, where he is a member of the Bankruptcy Law Section and has served as a volunteer arbitrator in connection the New Mexico State Bar’s Fee Arbitration Program. Mr. Mazel regularly participates in the Wills for Heroes program and provides pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Attorney Program. In addition, Mr. Mazel is part of the 2017-2018 Leadership New Mexico Connect Program Class.