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Cody James Jess

Cody James Jess is a shareholder at Moyes, Sellers & Hendricks Ltd. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, commercial bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and business law.  Mr. Jess represents businesses, individuals, shareholders, members, officers, and directors in complex commercial disputes, including prosecuting and defending breach of contract, fraud, business tort, business divorce, employment, and intellectual property claims to finality in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts, arbitrations, and mediations.

As part of his insolvency practice, Mr. Jess prosecutes and defends receiverships, advises on prejudgment remedies, conducts post-judgment enforcement and collection, and represents both debtors and secured and unsecured creditors in Chapters 7, 11, 15, and Subchapter V.  Mr. Jess conducts all manner of bankruptcy litigation, including prosecuting and defending preference actions, fraudulent transfer claims, challenges to bankruptcy filing, discharge, plan confirmation, cash collateral, financing, and acquisitions. Mr. Jess also serves as general outside counsel to businesses ranging from startups to well-established companies with annual revenues of upwards of $100,000,000, where he counsels his business clients on matters ranging from secured transactions to restrictive covenant agreements.

Mr. Jess has been selected by Super Lawyers® since 2012, and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in 2021. A 2006 Willard H. Pedrick Scholar at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Mr. Jess is a member of the State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy and Trial Practice sections, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and is a Barrister in the Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. Mr. Jess also provides pro bono assistance to low income persons and families through Community Legal Services' Volunteer Lawyers Program.

  • Arizona, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2007


  • "Loop Becomes a Knot: The Importance of More than One Impaired, Consenting Class and Other Takeaways from In re Loop 76 LLC (co-author), ABI Real Estate Committee Newsletter, September 2014
  • "Exculpatory Clauses in Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization," June 2011


  • "Strategies and Risks of Bankruptcy as a Response to State Court Litigation," American Bankruptcy Institute 29th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, August 2021
  • "Very Good Debates – Earned Upon Receipt Flat Fees in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute 25th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, September 2017
  •  "In re Boates – Rejecting the Prepaid Legal Fee Contract," District of Arizona Annual Conference, March 2017
  • "Basics of an Individual Chapter 11 Case," State Bar of Arizona, March 2014
  • "The Annual Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Seminar: Everything You Need to Know and More," Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, September 2014
  • "Exemptions and Pre-Bankruptcy Planning," Maricopa County Bar Association, May 2014
  • "Student Loans, Bankruptcy Code Section 363 Sales," Maricopa County Bar Association, May 2013
  • "Direct and Cross Examination: To Ask or Not to Ask, That Is the Question," Bankruptcy Trial Skills Program, Arizona Bankruptcy American Inns of Court and State Bar of Arizona Bankruptcy Section (co-sponsors), March 2013
Cody James Jess

Cody James Jess


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