Ari Newman

Ari Newman

Of Counsel

Ari Newman has deep experience handling complex legal issues that arise in business reorganizations, liquidations, distressed asset acquisition and sales, financial restructurings, and adversary proceeding litigation. His representations include Chapter 11 debtors, Chapter 7 trustees, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, distressed asset purchasers and sellers, and DIP lenders, as well as representing parties seeking to recover, or defend against, preferential and fraudulent transfers.



  • Summer Associate, Greenberg Traurig, Summer 2007
  • Legal Intern, Crescent Heights of America, Inc., Summer 2006


  • Member, Winning Team, “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Small Cap)” for the sale of Nighthawk Energy, Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Awards, 2018
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year - Middle Markets," for the restructuring of Optima Specialty Steel, 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2015-2018
  • Member, Winning Team, U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, American Bar Association 


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 2008
    • Order of the Coif
    • University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
    • Recipient, Fellowship Prize, Center for Ethics and Public Service, 2008
    • Recipient, CALI Excellence Award: Introduction to Financial Accounting for Lawyers
  • B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, Yeshiva University, 2005
    • Departmental Award in Economics, 2004-2005
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida