“I practice law because I believe in the Rule of Law, meaning that there is a logical, reasonable and orderly way to resolve virtually any problem – even in Bankruptcy.”
It is this pragmatism that clients appreciate most about Jennifer Himes. She has both transactional and trial experience to serve clients with needs in the commercial, bankruptcy and real estate environments. Her practice focuses on business law, commercial litigation, real estate, insolvency and creditors’ rights law. Her broad range of clients – from individuals sorting out their own rights to their land or employment, to companies seeking to enforce their contractual, federal and state law rights in a contract loan default situation – all receive equal respect, time and economical legal options.
A Creditors’ Rights practice generally requires strict rules for enforcing broken contracts and relying upon remedies to minimize damage, but the situations that allow for creative resolutions keep Jennifer’s day-to-day practice of law fresh and interesting.
Recent Representative Matters
- An associate professor’s teaching and research position at a local university was placed in jeopardy by an administrator who did not follow any of the institution’s written protocol. Jennifer’s diligent pursuit according to the letter of the university policies, and the way in which they interact with state institution policies resulted in a positive outcome for her client.
- Normally, representing creditors’ rights in a debtor’s bankruptcy case may seem callous. And some debtors’ attorneys seek to cast the creditors as bad actors, or as cold, calculating entities that should not be entitled to retain their liens or recover their collateral. In one particular case, the debtor’s attorney attempted to win sanctions against Jennifer’s client because she had been trying to recover her property from an exploitive relative, in this case, the debtor. She successfully defended her client against the debtor’s accusations and held the debtor accountable for the debtor’s bad acts.
Outside of the Office
Jennifer has many interests outside of the practice of law. In her time away from the office, her main hobbies include reading, travel, activities with her family, and equitation. Her involvement in a book club keeps her reading a multitude of fiction and nonfiction titles.
Jennifer’s accomplished husband, Jim, keeps their travel calendar active to incorporate visits to their family as well as trips to new locales, and Jim and their daughter, Katie challenge the family to be invested and involved in the community. To that end, Jennifer likes serving as a side-walker at Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center and supports the Retired Racehorse Project. She also enjoys riding her off-track thoroughbred.
While originally from the Chicago area, since graduating from the University of Illinois Jennifer has spent most of her adult life in the South and has lived in Greensboro since October of 2013.