• Biography

    Justin Riess focuses on leveraged finance, specialty finance, private equity finance and syndicated lending. As a partner in our Finance Practice Group, Justin represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of complex transactions.

    Justin works with financial institutions, lenders, investors and borrowers in leveraged finance and debt financings, as well as other secured and unsecured lending transactions. His practice focuses primarily on transactions involving franchise finance, defense and aerospace, maritime and industrial growth companies.

    Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, listed Justin in Band 4 in 2019-2021, as a recommended practitioner in 2017-2018 and identified him as an Up and Coming Lawyer from 2015-2016. Justin was included in Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. for Banking and Finance Law in 2021. He was named a Rising Star in banking by Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, in 2014. 

    Professional and Community Activities

    • Advisory Board Member, Girls on the Run Charlotte

    Selected Publications and Speeches

    • "Limited Liability Companies," Vanderbilt Law School 2018
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2001
    • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1996
  • Admissions

    • North Carolina
    • New York