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Justin S. Brenner

Senior Associate
New York

Justin S. Brenner
+1 212 918 3538 (New York)
Practice Group

Justin Brenner is a corporate litigator who solves problems involving corporate governance or financial issues. Whether it's a dispute between business partners, a complaint by shareholders, or any matter involving a company's finances, Justin can provide insight, solutions, and — when necessary — aggressive prosecution or defense of claims.

Justin's experience with both sides of claims — plaintiff and defense — gives him broad insight into how to pursue complex litigation. His degree in finance provides the background he needs to understand the complicated financial components of governance issues. His financial background also helps him quickly understand the scope of a client's problem and how to resolve it with the best results for the client's overall business.

Justin is a trained litigator in the broad field of complex commercial litigation, having spent his legal career addressing complex corporate matters. He has experience in the state and federal courts, at the trial and appellate levels, and in matters involving government agencies like the SEC and FTC.

Representative experience

Defended a bank's directors and officers in a class action and derivative suit alleging claims over US$100m.

Represented minority shareholder asserting claims against majority shareholder, including improper equity dilution and breach of voting agreement.

Represented foreign currency exchange trading platform against Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations claims brought by defrauded investors.

Represented CFO/holder of option for 10% ownership stake in car dealerships in corporate governance dispute with estate of former owner of dealerships.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Order of the Coif, University of Maryland, 2008
  • B.S., University of Delaware, 2002


  • ALS Recovery Fund, 2012-2013
  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Leadership Development Institute, 2013-2014

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Latest thinking and events


Navigating Shareholder Derivative Issues in International Litigation

International Law Quarterly

Published Works

Miami Courts Drive Florida Business Law

New Miami Blog

Published Works

Editorial: Fla. Sets Strict Standard for Direct Shareholder Claims


Published Works

Editorial: 3rd DCA Clarifies Derivative Lawsuits

Daily Business Review
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