Justin Henderson represents creditors and debtors in all aspects of Chapter 11 cases involving businesses and individuals, including cash collateral issues, sales under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, and plan confirmation. He has handled dozens of preference and fraudulent transfer cases. He often litigates nondischargeability actions.
Justin also litigates a wide variety of disputes in bankruptcy, state, and federal courts. He has experience in obtaining prejudgment remedies and collecting on judgments.
He also regularly represents clients in various appellate courts, including the Ninth Circuit, the Nevada Supreme Court, and the Arizona Court of Appeals. The subject matter of the appeals has varied from bankruptcy and receivership issues, to water rights, to the valuation of personal property for taxation.
He also helps clients in matters out of court, including workouts and real estate deals.
Prior to his legal career, Justin was a clinical microbiologist.
- Briefed and assisted with oral argument in the United States Supreme Court case Hall v. United States, 132 S. Ct. 1882 (2012).
- Won summary judgment in a breach of contract dispute, including an award of the full amount of attorneys’ fees. Successfully recovered the full amount of the judgment.
- Won summary judgment in two cases where the Chapter 7 trustee was suing for recovery of alleged preferential transfers and fraudulent transfers.
- Won summary judgment in favor of debtor when creditor alleged it had a claim under an alter ego theory. Justin briefed and argued the appeal to the District Court, which upheld the bankruptcy court’s judgment.
- Extensively briefed certification issues in a class action case in which the class was eventually decertified.
- Defeated plan confirmation in two jointly administered Chapter 11 cases that were eventually dismissed.
- Provides advice to a credit card company on consumer finance issues, such as compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
- Co-Presenter, "Bankruptcy in Practice: The Next Generation," State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, June 2013
- Co-Author, "Debtors in Distress: When Can You Sue for Emotional Injury?," Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, 2011 Edition
- Co-Author, "When Can a Trustee Claw Back Payments to Creditors?," Business Law Today, March/April 2010
- Note Author, "Election Law: A Discussion of the Arizona Supreme Court's 2006-2007 Decisions," 40 Ariz. St. L.J. 823, 2008
- Comment, "The Tyranny of the Minority: Is it Time to Jettison Ballot Initiatives in Arizona?" 39 Ariz. St. L.J. 963, 2007
- Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars - Bankruptcy, Creditor/Debtor, 2012-2015
- Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court member