Justin Ristau

Justin Ristau Partner
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Secured creditor representation in a warehouse line of credit default

Represented a secured creditor to obtain judgment following payment default on a warehouse line of credit and pursued various execution remedies across state lines to collect the amount due.


Receivers’ counsel and advisor

Represented and advised court-appointed receivers in state court proceedings to manage and liquidate real property and/or businesses.


Revenue bond default litigation

Represented a community development authority in a priority dispute following default in payment of service payments and community development charges.  


Landlord/tenant litigation

Represented commercial landlords in state court to recover the possession of premises and collect unpaid rent.


Leases in bankruptcy

Advised commercial landlords regarding their rights and remedies when a tenant files bankruptcy.


Springing recourse guaranty litigation

Represented a creditor in state court litigation to enforce the terms of a springing recourse guaranty agreement, also known as a “bad boy” guaranty.


Customers and suppliers in bankruptcy

Helped navigate various vendors, suppliers and customers through all phases of the bankruptcy process.


Complex judgment execution and collection remedies

Represented a judgment creditor in a complex garnishment proceeding involving more than $1 million.


Foreclosure and receivership of golf courses

Represented a secured creditor to foreclose two separate golf courses and obtained appointment of a receiver to manage the business and preserve cash flow during contested foreclosure.


Foreclosure and receivership of ground lease

Represented a secured creditor to foreclose a complex ground lease located at an airport and obtained the appointment of a receiver to manage the collateral and market for sale. Obtained a negotiated settlement prior to the sale of the collateral.


Contested residential mortgage foreclosures

Served as Ohio counsel for a loan servicer, handling the broad spectrum of complex federal, state and common law issues that arose in the context of consumer financing and residential mortgage lending.


Receiver representation for commercial properties in Ohio

Served as receiver's counsel on all issues related to property management, leasing and sale and assisted in the successful resolution of receivership cases across the state.