Mr. Justin LunaLatham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine, LLP, Orlando, FL
JUSTIN is an equity partner with the firm and is involved in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, financial technology, banking, restructuring, and international and commercial litigation. He has been involved in more than 100 cases as debtor’s counsel in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, including Bray & Gillespie, the largest reorganization ever filed in the Middle District of Florida. He has also overseen public and private auctions of hotels resulting in multi-million-dollar recoveries for the debtors’ estates, including Reema Hospitality, The Vue at Lake Eola and Mona Lisa Suite Hotels, and has won summary judgment arguments in more than 500 adversary cases.
Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, Justin has served as president of the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, and on the district-wide steering committee for the Middle District of Florida’s Bankruptcy Court and the Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association. He has also served on the Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice’s Advisory Committee, is a contributing member on the UCC/Bankruptcy Committee and Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and serves on the Florida Bar’s Task Force to revise the Florida fraudulent transfer statutes (the UVTA). In addition, he serves on ABI’s Small Business Bankruptcy Task Force and Business Reorganization Committee.
In 2014, Justin received the Florida Supreme Court’s Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award for his role in creating the Bankruptcy Pro Se Clinic in Orlando to assist the Middle District of Florida, which sees the second-highest number of pro se filings per authorized judgeships in the country. The Clinic has now expanded operations to Tampa, Jacksonville and Ft. Myers, and other clinics across the country, including in St. Louis, Delaware and San Diego. He is also a participant in NCBJ’s Next Generation program.
During his 10 years as a bankruptcy practitioner, Justin has successfully represented corporate debtors in complex chapter 11 cases, demonstrating superb legal skills as a bankruptcy practitioner. In and out of court, Justin is always a gentleman and a true professional.