Justin is a managing partner of the firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business and commercial law and litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.
Justin has been a bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial litigation attorney for the past 30 years. In the area of creditors’ rights, Justin regularly represents lenders in commercial loan workouts and restructurings, liquidations, foreclosures, litigation, seizures and receiverships. Justin also regularly serves as a court appointed receiver, including past appointments as federal court receiver in a tech support scam case brought by the Federal Trade Commission, and as state court receiver of a student housing development, a boat manufacturer, apartment buildings, and various operating retail businesses. Justin regularly represents secured and unsecured creditors in all facets of Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including preference and other litigation, contested valuations, cash collateral proceedings, bankruptcy sales and plan confirmation.
Justin has vast experience representing borrowers in workouts and litigation, and regularly serves as debtor’s counsel in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. Justin’s Chapter 11 clients have included manufacturers, wholesalers and suppliers, restaurants, hotels, real estate developers, insurance agencies, medical practices and retailers. Justin also has significant experience as creditors’ committee counsel and Chapter 11 trustee.
Outside the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, a significant portion of Justin’s practice is devoted to a broad range of commercial and business litigation in state and federal court and in arbitration proceedings, including all manner of contract and commercial disputes, business torts, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate disputes and estate and trust litigation.
As a business lawyer, Justin regularly provides counsel and representation to business clients in corporate, financial, transactional and general business matters.
Justin is a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, and is a past President of the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association. Justin has been named as a top bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights attorney in New York Super Lawyers Upstate Edition for 2008 through 2022.
1991, New York; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Albany Law School of Union University (J.D., cum laude, 1990); Justinian Society
Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., 1985)