Ethan Minkin, Attorney

Ethan Minkin

Ethan Minkin is a seasoned attorney and has counseled clients on a wide variety of matters. His expertise includes complex transactions, healthcare regulatory matters, corporate bankruptcies and complex litigation. Ethan has handled hundreds of closings, from mergers and acquisitions to finance deals and securitizations. He has also litigated hundreds of matters in his career, having been involved in many high profile cases. Ethan has also counseled clients for cannabis related matters, including acquisitions, litigation and regulatory advice. He is currently assisting clients with cannabis regulatory issues.

During Ethan’s career, he started the Phoenix bankruptcy practice for a AmLaw 100 law firm. He has represented clients in bankruptcy proceedings across the United States, and has been admitted pro hac vice in many jurisdictions, including the Southern District of New York, the Central District of Florida, the Central and Southern Districts of California, the District of Nevada, and several other jurisdictions. Ethan has represented some of the world’s largest banks, financial institutions and special servicers in various bankruptcy, insolvency and other civil matters, as well as many regional and local banks.

Prior to returning to private practice in 2018, Ethan was the CEO and de facto General Counsel of a Phoenix-based biotech company. Prior to his CEO experience, Ethan has substantial experience as both a private practice attorney and an in-house attorney.

In addition to working with the Phoenix-based biotech company, Ethan was in-house with one of the world’s largest financial institutions and a national Medicaid HMO that was purchased by Aetna. Ethan began his career with the largest Phoenix-based law firm, and went on to become a partner at two large national law firms (AmLaw 100 and 200 firms).

Ethan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He then received a Masters in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ethan attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.

During his career, Ethan has been recognized for his work, including being named a Southwest Super Lawyer, and has also volunteered for Special Olympics of Arizona and the Southwest Autism Research Center.

In his free time, Ethan attempts to ski, but primarily sticks to the bunny slopes. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children, friends, and two wonderful dogs.

More About Ethan

Guest Lecturer, “Off Label Promotion – Legal Issues,” Arizona State University School of Law, September 2016.

Bankruptcy Developments for Clubs and Hotels, Colorado Law Institute-CLE International, 15th Annual Conference – Resort Development, Vail, Colo., December 8, 2011.

“Tempe Centerpoint Development,” 2011 ULI Real Estate Summit at the Spring Council Forum, Urban Development Mixed-Use Council (UDMUC) – GOLD, Urban Land Institute, Phoenix, May 19, 2011.

Presenter and Organizer, “HIPAA Privacy Regulations – An Overview,” Arizona Medical Association, Mutual Insurance Company of Arizona and Snell & Wilmer LLP, March 22, 2001.

An Analysis of the Two Class System of Care in Public and Private Psychiatric Hospitals, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 45, 975-977.

Southwest Super Lawyers (2016 and 2017; peer-reviewed and nominated for top 5% in practice area for State of Arizona; Bankruptcy)

Named as one of “Arizona’s Finest Lawyers” for 2011.

Named among Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy for 2010 and 2011, AZ Business Magazine.

Special Olympics of Arizona Volunteer

Southwest Autism Research Center Volunteer

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D.)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.A.)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.S.P.H.)
  • Arizona