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Jonathan T. Koevary

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  • 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.


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

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

Jonathan 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.  He 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 represented Chapter 11 debtors including, recently, Novation, Syncardia Systems, iON Worldwide, QRx Pharma, Namco Pool, BC Funding, Fox & Hound restaurants and the GMG III venture capital group.

Jonathan represents clients in connection with Chapter 15 cases, including, recently, QRx Pharma, where he obtained an order recognizing an Australian Deed of Company Arrangement that extinguished securities class action claims brought against it in New York.

Jonathan represented Signature in the bankruptcy trial, whereby Signature obtained a judgment for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty against Iconix Brand Group and Christopher Laurita.

Jonathan has represented lenders and official and unofficial creditors' committees in the SportCo, MabVax, TerraVia, PFO Global, Implant Sciences, Dana Corporation, Adelphia Communications Corporation, Young Broadcasting, Inc., and Quebecor World, Inc., Chapter 11 cases.  He has represented the W.R. Grace & Company equity committee, and creditors in the Chrysler, General Motors, American Airlines, Radio Shack and Enron Chapter 11 cases.

Jonathan has represented numerous purchasers of distressed businesses and assets in section 363 and plan sales, including recently in the Fred’s Chapter 11 cases and the lead purchaser of the largest patent portfolio ever sold at auction in the Nortel bankruptcy cases. Among his preference and fraudulent transfer defense representations, Jonathan also represented the largest group of clawback defendants in the Bayou fraud adversary proceedings.

Prior to joining Olshan, Jonathan practiced in the bankruptcy and restructuring groups of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP.

  • 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. in its Chapter 15 case.
  • Represented the original 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.
  • Represented the largest creditor and DIP Lender in the PFO Global Chapter 11 cases.
  • 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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