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Jonathan T. Koevary

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Honors

  • Jonathan was named for inclusion to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2016.
  • In 2014 and 2015, Jonathan was named for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Education

J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo, School of Law, 2004

  • Supervising Editor, Cardozo Law Review
  • Dean's Scholarship

B.A., Columbia University, 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2020
  • Texas, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, 2021

As a bankruptcy partner at Olshan, Jonathan handles bankruptcy and restructuring matters on behalf of creditors, debtors, landlords, and investors and bankruptcy-related litigation.

He has a broad range of experience representing clients in all aspects of Chapter 11 and distressed situations, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy and distressed related lawsuits that include avoidance action defense and the prosecution of successor liability cases and judgment enforcement.  Jonathan also represents asset purchasers in distressed asset and M&A transactions, and provides company and credit-specific legal analysis to distressed investors and transactional advice to businesses dealing with distressed entities.  Jonathan also has a Chapter 15 practice, representing international and domestic entities in the United States in relation to foreign insolvency proceedings.

Jonathan has been consistently named to New York Super Lawyers List since 2014. 

Jonathan received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and holds a B.A. from Columbia University.

  • Regular practice representing preference and fraudulent transfer defendants in cases often exceeding seven figures.
  • Representing the secured lender/DIP Lender in the PFO Global Chapter 11 cases and in appeal of residual issue currently pending before the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit.
  • Bankruptcy advice in connection to $121m sale of fee position in Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel to SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Special Litigation Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee of Diamond Finance Inc.
  • Represented lender group through lawsuit and judgment recovery against Stadiumred Inc.
  • Represented advertising company as plaintiff through successor liability suit.
  • Represent music entertainment company in pursuit of judgment enforcement.
  • Representing Ad Hoc Committee to Preferred Shareholders in Washington Prime Group Inc., et al. LC Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Town Sports International Inc. as Special Counsel.
  • Represented largest consignment vendor in Neiman Marcus Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represent Surrey Realty Associates, LLC, the ground lessor, in the Chapter 7 case of premier Upper East Side NYC hotel, The Surrey Hotel.
  • Represented landlord in NPC Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented landlord in Modell’s Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Perry Ellis International as auction winner of $15 million Georgia distribution center in Fred’s, Inc. Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented and led Second Lien Holders in Sportco Holdings, Inc. Chapter 11 cases to successful contested plan confirmation.
  • Represented major healthcare patent licensor through litigation and successful resolution of its licensee interests in the MabVax, Inc. Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Signature Apparel Group, Inc. in connection with its bankruptcy fraud litigation against Iconix Brand Group and Christopher Laurita.
  • Represented a DIP Lender in the TerraVia Holdings, Inc. Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented QRx Pharma Ltd. its Chapter 15 case (recognition of foreign main proceeding and enforcement of Deed of Company Arrangement).
  • Represented DIP Lender in the Implant Sciences Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Novation Companies, Inc. et al. in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented SynCardia Systems, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented iON Worldwide, LLC et al. in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented F&H Acquisition Corp. et al.(Fox & Hound I), in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Representing the secured lender/DIP Lender in the PFO Global Chapter 11 cases and in appeal currently pending before the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit.
  • Represented AbitibiBowater, Inc., et al.in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented GMG III Capital Partners III, L.P, et al, in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Young Broadcasting Inc., et al.
  • Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Dana Corporation, et al.
  • Represented nationally recognized auto rental company as claimant in the General Motors and Chrysler Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented lead joint venture in its Chapter 11 purchase of Nortel Networks' $4.5 billion patent portfolio.
  • Represented investment bank as third-party witness in Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented aircraft lessor in American Airlines Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented lender agent and steering committee of LNR Property LLC through out-of-court workout.
  • Represented Chapter 11 ad hoc noteholder committee of Quebecor World, Inc., et al.
  • Represented largest group of Bayou fraudulent conveyance action defendants.
  • Represented FrontierVision noteholder committee in the Adelphia Communication Corporation Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., et al.in their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of W.R. Grace and Company, et al.

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