Jonathan T. Koevary

Jonathan Koevary advises creditors, debtors, landlords, tenants, investors, and intellectual property licensees and licensors regarding bankruptcy, distressed situations, creditors’ rights, and corporate restructuring matters and in related litigation.

Clients rely on Jonathan to deftly guide them through all aspects of Chapter 11 and 15 cases, and to represent them in out-of-court and in-court restructurings. He has prevailed in numerous bankruptcy core matters and related litigation, in prosecuting and defending avoidance actions, prosecuting successor liability, and enforcing judgments. In his Chapter 15 practice, Jonathan represents international and domestic entities in the U.S. regarding foreign insolvency proceedings.

Jonathan also represents asset purchasers in distressed asset and distressed business M&As and sales. He is a licensed commercial airplane pilot and certified flight instructor.

  • Represented the secured lender/DIP Lender in the PFO Global Chapter 11 cases through an asset purchase and successful appeal through the United States Court of Appeals of the Fifth Circuit.
  • Provided bankruptcy advice in connection to a $121 million sale of fee position in Crowne Plaza Times Square Hotel to SL Green Realty Corp.
  • Represented a lender group through lawsuit and judgment recovery against Stadiumred, Inc.
  • Represented ad hoc committee to preferred shareholders in Washington Prime Group Inc., et al. in LC Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the largest consignment vendor in Neiman Marcus’s Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented major healthcare patent licensor through litigation and successful resolution of its licensee interests in the MabVax, Inc. Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented QRx Pharma Ltd. In its Chapter 15 case (recognition of foreign main proceeding and enforcement of Deed of Company Arrangement).
  • Representing preference and fraudulent transfer defendants in cases often exceeding seven figures.
  • Served as special litigation counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee of Diamond Finance Inc.
  • Represented an advertising company, as plaintiff, through a successor-liability suit.
  • Represented a music entertainment company in pursuit of a judgment enforcement.
  • Represented Town Sports International Inc. as special counsel.
  • Represented Surrey Realty Associates, LLC, the ground lessor, in the Chapter 7 case of the premier Upper East Side NYC hotel, The Surrey Hotel.
  • Represented the landlord in NPC Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the landlord in Modell’s Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented Perry Ellis International as the auction winner of $15 million Georgia distribution center in Fred’s, Inc. Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented and led second lien holders in the Sportco Holdings, Inc. Chapter 11 cases to successful contested plan confirmation.
  • 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 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 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 the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Young Broadcasting Inc., et al.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Dana Corporation, et al.
  • Represented a nationally recognized auto rental company as a 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 an out-of-court workout.
  • Represented Chapter 11 ad hoc noteholder committee of Quebecor World, Inc., et al.
  • Represented the 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 their Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of W.R. Grace and Company, et al.




Honors & Recognitions

  • Consistently named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list since 2016
  • Named a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2014-2015


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

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

B.A., Columbia University, 2001


  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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