Spencer Edelman's practice is focused in the areas of creditors' rights and commercial litigation. In his creditors' rights practice, Spencer assists banks and other creditors in foreclosures and collections actions. He has assisted large financial institutions, as well as private lenders, accountants, long-term care facilities, and other professionals in collecting debts secured by real property, vehicles, and equipment, as well as unsecured debts. His experience also includes the representation of creditors in bankruptcy cases. In his commercial litigation practice, Spencer represents a broad spectrum of clients in defending against personal injury and premises liability claims, contract disputes, neighborhood association disputes, landlord and tenant issues, and natural resources matters. In addition, he has been involved in complex cultural resources cases and long-term care facility defense, including defense of wrongful-death claims.
Spencer is actively involved in the State Bar of New Mexico, where he is a board member of the Young Lawyers' Division and a member of the Bankruptcy Law Section. He participates regularly in the Wills for Heroes program which provides free wills to police officers, fire fighters, EMTs and other first responders. Spencer serves on the Board of the non-profit organization Law Access New Mexico. He also provides pro bono legal services through the Volunteer Attorney Project including Law La Palooza free legal fair and Ask-a-Lawyer call-in program on Law Day.
Spencer is an associate and a member of the firm's Litigation and Creditors' Rights Practice Groups. He was a two-year captain of the Macalester College tennis team and continues to play tennis regularly.
University of Arizona, J.D., 2009
- Macalester College, B.A. in History cum laude, 2006
- New Mexico 2009
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 2011