Joel Nesset

Cozen O'Connor PC

Joel D. Nesset focuses his practice on bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring, and the complex commercial transactions and receiverships associated with the business solutions he provides to his clients both inside and outside of bankruptcy court.

Joel’s practice focuses not only on representation of financially troubled businesses and individuals, but also on advocating on behalf of secured and unsecured creditors. As part of his work for creditors in bankruptcy, Joel has considerable experience representing unsecured creditors’ committees and petitioning creditors in involuntary bankruptcy cases.

Joel has experience in Chapter 11, Chapter 7, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, and the broad scope of his representation and experience in numerous facets of bankruptcy and insolvency gives him a 360-degree perspective that he brings to bear on each matter he handles.

In addition to his general bankruptcy and restructuring practice, Joel represents clients in complex transactional matters, including asset sales, financing, and leasing. He also has experience representing defendants in “clawback” actions in cases arising out of Ponzi schemes, and representing clients in other litigation matters in bankruptcy court.

Since 2009, Joel has been an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he teaches clinical bankruptcy courses. Joel graduated magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from St. Olaf College.


  • Represented a corporation founded in 1888 and known as the producer of “the Minnesota Pickle” in its successful chapter 11 reorganization. The matter involved issues related to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (“PACA”) and disputes among several tranches of financing. In re M.A. Gedney Company, Case No. 02-83631 (Bankr. D. Minn.)
  • Represented an internet service provider and two affiliates offering various types of internet access, web site hosting, and related services to homes and businesses in the Twin Cities area in their successful chapter 11 reorganization. In re Octeon Corp., Case No. 05-80737 (Bankr. D. Minn.)
  • Represented multiple defendants in separate “clawback” actions arising out of Ponzi schemes operated by Thomas Petters and Bernard Madoff.
  • Represented the debtor in a chapter 11 case that resulted in the sale of substantially all assets of a beef processing plan in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In re Northern Beef Packers Limited Partnership, Case No. 13-10118 (Bankr. D. S.D.)
  • Represented an individual chapter 11 debtor in litigation and appeals addressing statutory limitations on claims stemming from a default under a lease. In re Michael Robert Wigley, 14-40541 (Bankr. D. Minn.)


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2000
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., 1990



  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota


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