Joseph N. Argentina, Jr.



Joseph Argentina’s professional roots as a graphic designer and creative director taught him to see novel yet practical solutions to legal and business challenges. Clients value Joe’s counsel and presence in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring cases, knowing that Joe will seek to devise advantageous workout plans and effective litigation strategies on their behalf.

 He advises large and small creditors (including Fortune 500 companies, lenders and trade creditors), debtors, committees, bankruptcy trustees and affected third parties through all types of creditor-debtor scenarios. Specifically, Joe counsels on:

  • Collection matters
  • Foreclosure and UCC Article 9 sales
  • Chapter 11 reorganizations and related litigations
  • Bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy liquidations
  • State and federal court receiverships
  • Assignments for the benefits of creditors
  • Out-of-court restructurings
  • Avoidance actions

Joe handles both litigation and transactional work, and much of his work includes both. He shares his knowledge with the bankruptcy legal community by coauthoring a regular column in The Legal Intelligencer since 2010. He also authors articles for the American Bankruptcy Institute and others, and speaks on numerous panels.

Previous Experience

Joe is a second-career lawyer who previously held positions of lead designer, programmer and creative director for a multimedia marketing/advertising firm, and later owned a creative services consulting firm.

Personal Interests

Joe enjoys travel, especially trips that include swimming with sea turtles through coral reefs. He can frequently be found camping with his daughters in one of Pennsylvania’s many state parks. He is an avid racquetball player.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Temple Law Review

Rutgers University

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Joe has represented indigent parents in Delaware family court custody litigation and has advised nonprofit charitable organizations in debt restructuring matters. He currently sits on the board of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, an organization that assists low-income individuals with filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project — Board Member
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court — Barrister
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • Delaware State Bar
  • Turnaround Management Association

Civic Activities

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Delaware Valley Chapter — Past Board Member


  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2021-22
  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, “Attorneys to Watch,” 2020
  • “Barrister,” Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
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