Joseph C. Barsalona II


(302) 477-7180 F

Joe focuses on in-court and out-of-court restructurings, distressed asset sales, and bankruptcy litigation.  His diverse bankruptcy practice includes representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investors, independent directors, asset purchasers and other parties in interest in all phases of chapter 11 proceedings, related litigation and other insolvency-related matters.  Joe’s experience spans a wide variety of industries including entertainment, energy, retail, manufacturing, publishing, finance, transportation, and real estate.  He also concentrates on the preparation and issuance of substantive non-consolidation opinions.

In law school, Joe served as the chief managing editor of The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution. He also participated in the Ruby R. Vale Interschool Moot Court Competition at Widener Law, in which his team finished second overall.  Joe received the CALI Award for Excellence in three courses, and he studied on scholarship at the Oxford University Law Programme at St. Anne’s College in the summer of 2010.

Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Joe was an associate in the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring department at another prominent Delaware law firm.

Professional Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee (Executive Board, Communications Manager)
    • Asset Sales Committee
    • Business Reorganization Committee
    • Secured Credit Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • St. Thomas More Society