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Jeffrey Jonas

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Brown Rudnick LLP

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Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring


Jeff Jonas represents official and ad hoc creditors’ and equity committees, individual creditors and distressed debt holders, indenture trustees, buyers of assets and other parties in bankruptcy proceedings. He has practiced extensively in bankruptcy courts across the country in connection with a wide range of issues, including plan confirmation and related issues, stay relief, DIP financing arrangements, cash collateral disputes, valuation issues, and dismissal and trustee litigation. Jeff also represents lenders in connection with problem business credits. He practices frequently in various state and federal courts, in connection with loan collection matters and related issues, including the defense of lender liability claims. Jeff has worked on restructurings and/or bankruptcies in the manufacturing, retail, gaming, waste, energy, airline, automotive, paper, real estate and many other sectors. Jeff also has extensive experience in real estate law and primarily represents buyers and sellers of commercial properties. He has been involved as lead attorney in acquisition, disposition and/or syndication transactions valued at more than a billion dollars. Jeff is a member of the Firm's Management Committee.


Turnaround Management Association; American Bankruptcy Institute


Boston College – J.D., cum laude, 1988; Brandeis University – B.A., cum laude, 1985

United States: Finance

Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

Within: Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate

The well-regarded litigators at Brown Rudnick LLP specialize in contentious issues in the restructuring and bankruptcy area. The firm has a particular focus on representing hedge funds and other sophisticated distressed debt investors in disputes over the value of bankruptcy estates and avoidance, and also has experience arguing toward a change in case law. Working from New York and Boston, William Baldiga is managing director and can call on the expertise of practice group co-heads Edward Weisfelner in New York and Jeffrey Jonas, who splits his time between New York and Boston. Also notable in the team is New York-based Robert Stark, who is leading for the official creditors' committee of Exco Reasources. Exco filed for Chapter 11 in Houston, with a $2bn debt structure dominated by insider-creditors; the team conducted an in-depth investigation, including document discovery and depositions. The case is now being mediated by the chief bankruptcy judge. In another highlight, the firm is acting for the class of sexual assault victims in relation to the Chapter 11 filing of the Weinstein Company; the team's role involves voicing the interests and concerns of the victims and helping to formulate a Chapter 11 plan that will provide compensation.

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