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Joseph N. Argentina, Jr.


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Joseph Argentina counsels large and small debtors and creditors, including Fortune 500 companies, lenders and trade creditors, creditor committees, bankruptcy trustees, and affected third parties in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, liquidation and collection matters. Joe is a second-career attorney who earned his law degree while working as a graphic designer and creative director in multimedia companies and his own firm. Clients appreciate his dedication and creativity in solving complex legal and practical problems.

Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring

Specifically, Joe counsels on:

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

Litigation & Transactional Work

Joe handles both litigation and transactional work in matters across the country. Joe’s litigation experience includes initial case assessment and negotiations, discovery, motion practice, and trials. He has negotiated and drafted debtor-in-possession loan agreements, services contracts with debtors in bankruptcy and asset recovery matters.

Prior Experience & Thought Leadership

Joe is a second-career attorney 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. He has shared 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.

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

Other Perspectives

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 counsels nonprofit corporations in collection matters and wind-down proceedings. 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 — Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2021-24; Bankruptcy/Restructuring, "Attorneys to Watch," 2020
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