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.