Justin provides restructuring advice to companies and financial institutions.
Justin has assisted corporate borrowers, lenders, private equity and hedge funds, and fintech and financial services companies in a variety of distressed transactions involving mortgages, asset based facilities, unsecured loans, bankruptcy claims, class action claims, and numerous other types of distressed assets and debt. Chambers USA quotes clients who say, "He is always responsive, efficient and effective when negotiating documents."
Justin brings a unique and innovative perspective to negotiating transactions and providing restructuring advice due to his experience litigating creditor rights matters in and outside of bankruptcy court and representing parties in complex chapter 11 proceedings. He is a frequent author of articles on topics relevant to clients that engage in distressed transactions, having been published in the ABI Journal, Banking Law Journal, Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, and Texas Lawbook.
Prior to entering private practice, Justin clerked for the Honorable Robert G. Mayer, US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Represented borrower in repurchase facility involving early buy-out mortgage loans
Represented company in negotiation of mortgage loan purchase and servicing agreement for purchaser of early buy-out mortgage loans
Represented lender in negotiation of repurchase facility involving debt securities
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Represented companies in the retail, energy, and real estate industries in restructuring through Chapter 11
Represented official and unofficial creditors’ committees in complex, Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving funded debt, trade claims, and other types of debt
Creditors’ Rights Litigation
Represented lenders in commencing foreclosure actions involving commercial loans
Defended mortgage lenders and servicers against claims of federal and state consumer law violations
Defended claims buyer against mass bankruptcy claim objections alleging Bankruptcy Rules violations
Represented secured creditor in an out-of-court restructuring of $17 million loan secured by commercial real estate development and $38 million revenue bonds issued by a community development authority
Represented secured creditor in an out-of-court restructuring of $18 million commercial loan secured by mixed-use development also financed by $85 million in special assessments bonds issued by a community development authority
Represented alternative investment firms in the purchase and sale of bankruptcy claims in complex, Chapter 11 cases and international insolvency proceedings
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Executive Committee Member, Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Bankruptcy Section
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Turnaround Management Association
Awards & Recognition
Recommended for Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate, Legal 500 United States, 2022-2023
Recognized as a Leader in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2015–2023
Selected as a Rising Star for Bankruptcy, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015–2019
Speaker, “Chapter 11 Hot Topics,” Annual Meeting, Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, May 11, 2021
Panelist, “Ethics: Use of Information Technology in Times of Pandemics and Other Circumstances Preventing In-Person Meetings and Hearings,” 35th Annual Mid-Atlantic Institute on Bankruptcy and Reorganization Practice, September 11, 2020
Panelist, “Distressed Debt,” University of Virginia Darden School of Business, April 1, 2016
Speaker, “The Practical Implications of Fisker Automotive and its Progeny,” American Bankruptcy Institute Asset Sales Committee, October 2, 2014
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