Bill D. Bensinger
Partner
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Phone:
205-250-6626
Fax:
205-328-7234

Staff:
Dana Lindsey
Phone:
205-795-6546
E-Mail:

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, 2005, Masters of Laws in Bankruptcy
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University , 2003, J.D.
  • Samford University, 1998, B.S., Business Administration
  • Bill Bensinger focuses his practice on commercial dispute litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring litigation. He represents creditors, franchisees, landlords, unsecured creditors’ committees and financial institutions in a wide variety of matters, including preference and avoidance actions, workout transactions and insolvency matters.

    Bill represents franchisees in bankruptcy, including matters concerning the assumption of franchise agreements, and represents landlords in bank matters concerning the assumption of commercial leases. His work on behalf of financial institutions includes general creditor’s rights litigation, including cash collateral, relief from stay and plan confirmation issues.

    REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

    • Bullock v. BankChampaign, N.A., 133 S. Ct. 1754 (2013) – Counsel for respondent BankChampaign, N.A., in the Supreme Court’s only bankruptcy case in the October 2013 term, concerning a dispute over an exception to the bankruptcy discharge for debts incurred through “defalcation while acting in a fiduciary capacity.”
    • Burgess v. Sikes, 438 F.3d 493 (5th Cir. 2003) – counsel for amici professors of law before the en banc Fifth Circuit, concerning the question of whether a crop disaster relief payment was property of the debtor’s estate.
    • HB Logistics, LLC v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 5223 (Bankr. N.D. Ala. December 13, 2013) – counsel for defendant in a preference action successfully arguing that the Eleventh Circuit’s case In re Jet Florida System, Inc., does not require that the new value “remain unpaid.”

    PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    • American Bankruptcy Institute: Member
    • American Bar Association (ABA): Member
    • Alabama State Bar: Member
    • Coach of the Cumberland School of Law team for the annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition (2012 – 2014; 2008 – 2010)
    AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
    • Selected for inclusion by Alabama Super Lawyers® in 2012 – 2015 as a Rising Star in the field of Business Litigation (Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights)
    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
    Admissions
  • Alabama, 2003