Bill Bensinger

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1400 Wells Fargo Tower
420 20th Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
T: 205.250.8359
F: 205.488.3759

Bill Bensinger focuses his practice on commercial disputes and bankruptcy and restructuring litigation. He represents creditors, franchisees, landlords, unsecured creditors' committees and financial institutions in a wide variety of matters, including preference and avoidance actions, workout transactions and insolvency matters. He represents franchisees in bankruptcy, including matters concerning the assumption of franchise agreements, and represents landlords in bank matters concerning the assumption of commercial leases. His work on behalf of financial institutions includes general creditor's rights litigation, including cash collateral, relief from stay and plan confirmation issues.

Honors & Activities

  • Listed in Alabama Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2012 – 2014)
  • Member – American Bar Association and Alabama State Bar
  • Coach for the Cumberland School of Law team for the Annual Conrad B. Duberstein National Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition (2008 – 2010) 

Publications & Speaking Engagements

  • Author – "Student Loans: The Next CFPB Target?" Baker Donelson's CFPB Focus (January 2014)
  • Author – "Context is King-Twombly, Iqbal and the Art of Pleading in Bankruptcy," Norton Bankruptcy Law Advisor (November 2010)
  • Author – "Jasco Tools, Inc. v. Dana Corp. – A Primer for Summary Judgment in Bankruptcy," Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (April 2010)
  • Presenter – "Landlord-Tenant Rights in Bankruptcy," University of Alabama School of Law CLE (August 2009)
  • Author – "Modification of Collective Bargaining Agreements: Does a Breach Bar Rejection?" 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 809 (2005)
  • Author – "Are Proceeds Paid Under a Post-Bankruptcy Statute on Account of a Debtor's Prepetition Loss Property of the Estate?" Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser (August 2005, at 2)


  • Alabama, 2003


  • St. John's University School of Law, Master of Laws in Bankruptcy, 2005
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 2003