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Jason Brookner has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, creditors, trustees, committees, lenders and other constituents in all aspects of distressed, insolvency and restructuring
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Jason Brookner has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, creditors, trustees, committees, lenders and other constituents in all aspects of distressed, insolvency and restructuring scenarios. Praised by clients and peers in Chambers & Partners USA as an exceptional bankruptcy attorney, easy to work with and great with people, and recommended for his practical and diligent approach, Jason has been selected by Chambers as one of the leading lawyers in bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas every year since Jason received his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for his undergraduate education. Representative Experience GMX Resources Inc., Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and counsel to John P. Madden as Trustee for the GMX Resources Creditor Trust Sherwin Almunia, Counsel to one of the largest unsecured creditors and member of the Creditors Committee Buckingham Oil, Counsel to DIP lender Life Partners, Inc., Counsel to Vida Capital, Inc. FiberTower Corp., Counsel to the Debtors Vitro, SAB de CV, Counsel to US Bank National Association as Indenture Trustee Reddy Ice Holdings, Co-counsel to Centerbridge Partners, L.P. Hardage Hotels, Counsel to Secured Creditor Baytown Navigation/Omega Navigation Enterprises, Co-counsel to Agent Bank under Senior Secured Credit Facility NextMedia Group, Inc., Counsel to Debtors Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors Kitty Hawk, Inc., Counsel to Debtors Romacorp, Inc. (Tony Roma's), Counsel to Debtors Mirant Corporation, Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors NextWave Personal Communications, Inc., Counsel to Debtors General Wireless, Inc. (n/k/a MetroPCS), Counsel to Debtors Jason S. Brookner 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600 Dallas, TX D: T: F: Post Oak Blvd. Suite 2000 Houston, TX T: F: Industries Energy Healthcare Restaurants Practices Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Litigation Education B.A., The State University of New York at Binghamton, 1991 J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1994; Hofstra Property Law Journal, Articles Editor Law clerk to the Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr., Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Admissions Texas, 2001 Wisconsin, 1996 New York, 1995 Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations American Bar Association Dallas Bar Association, Past Chair, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section (2007) American Bankruptcy Institute Co-Chair, ABI Commercial Fraud Committee (April April 2012); Committee Educational Director ( ) Co-Chair, ABI Technology & IP Committee (April present) Honors Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Profiled as one of the leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring ( ) lawyers in Texas, Chambers & Partners USA: America s Leading Lawyers for Business Profiled as one of Texas Top Rated Lawyers by ALM in Bankruptcy (2012) Named a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazine, 2004, Honored as one of Dallas Furniture Bank's 40 Under 40 for leadership and civic efforts (August 10, 2010) Named one of Best Business Lawyers in Dallas in Bankruptcy, D Magazine (2009) In the News Contributing Author - Bankruptcy Treatise , Bloomberg Law (December 19, 2014) Detroit Files Bankruptcy , KRLD-AM (July 25, 2013) Pacific Lumber and Philadelphia Newspapers: The Eradication of a Carefully Constructed Statutory Regime Through Misinterpretation of Section 1129(b)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code , 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 127 (June 1, 2011) Fraudulent Conveyances: Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York Adopts Third Circuit s 'Public Markets' Test , ABI Commercial Fraud Task Force Committee Newsletter (January 7, 2008) The Rejectability of Arbitration Clauses: Part II , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (June 11, 2007) The Rejectability of Arbitration Clauses , American Bankruptcy Court Admissions Southern and Eastern Districts of New York Eastern District of Wisconsin United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas Institute Journal (April 5, 2007) Law Limits Executive Compensation , Texas Executive Legal Adviser (May 30, 2006) The FCC as Creditor: Attempts to Legislate Out of the Bankruptcy Court , PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Recovery Symposium (February 17, 1999) Equipment Leasing Issues in Bankruptcy , New York Law Journal (May 21, 1998) Primer on Debtor Direct Payments in Chapter 12 Cases , American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (April 25, 1996) Environmental Claims in Bankruptcy: An Overview , 112 Banking Law Journal 124 (February 16, 1995) Speeches and Presentations Cutting Edge Issues of Retention and Fee Applications , American Bankruptcy Institute 23rd Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference, Las Vegas NV (September 11, 2015) Current Professional Fee Issues , 32nd Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas (February 20, 2015) Claims Issues Who says a Claim is a Claim is a Claim? Equitable Subordination/Recharacterization/Designation , 32nd Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 10, 2015) Recent Developments in the Ancient Doctrine of Fraudulent Conveyance It All Started with an Englishman s Sheep , 32nd Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 7, 2015) The Final Report of the ABI National Ethics Task Force, Including Best Practices for Creditors Committee Solicitation , 31st Annual Advanced Business Bankruptcy Course, State Bar of Texas, Houston, Texas (February 21, 2014) Bobsledding: Steering Around Prior Bad Actors Litigation Following Fraud and Other Misconduct The Battle For D&O Proceeds in Bankruptcy , ABI Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, Denver, Colorado (January 23, 2014) And the Hogs Just Get Fatter: Make Whole Premiums and Other Lender Fees, Default Interest and Penalties , 31st Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 8, 2014) Chapter 15: International Chapter of Mystery , 30th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Snowmass, Colorado (January 3, 2013) Phelps+Rhodes Productions Presents: Trustee and the Badoff Class v. Big Bank A Mock Trial , American Bankruptcy Institute 24th Annual Winter Leadership Conference, Tucson, AZ (November 29, 2012) Confirming Chapter 11 Cases in Today's Environment: What's In, What's Out and Who's Next , American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting (March 22, 2012) Getting What You Bargained For: Hot Issues Impacting the Chapter 11 Confirmation Process , 29th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 5, 2012) Indubitable or Not: 363 Sales, Credit Bidding and a Split in the Circuits (Clash of the Titans) , 29th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 4, 2012) 506(c) Surcharges of the Secured Creditor A Way to Get Counsel Paid , 28th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 5, 2011) Individual Chapter 11 Absolute Priority Rule, Net Disposable Income and Other Issues , 28th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 3, 2011) Equitable Subordination, Recharacterization, Rule 2019 and Other Claims Issues , 25th Annual Bankruptcy Seminar, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 2, 2010) Have You Heard the One about the Equity Dividend in a Chapter 11 that Was More than Chicken Feed? , American Bankruptcy Institute 28th Annual Spring Meeting (May 1, 2010) Revlon Duties and Empty Voting: Opportunities, Danger or Both? , 27th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 4, 2010) On a Collision Course: Ponzi Schemes, Bankruptcy, Receiverships and Forfeitures , American Bankruptcy Institute 21st Annual Winter Leadership Conference (December 5, 2009) Dealing with Businesses in Distress: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities , Client Seminar (June 2, 2009) Companies in Financial Distress: Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Opportunities , Association of Corporate Counsel Spring Symposium (May 21, 2009) Subordination, Recharacterization and Other Claims Issues , 26th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 5, 2009) When Debt is Not Debt: The Creditor's Perspective , Turnaround Management Association Timely Topics in Restructuring, Dallas, Texas (September 15, 2008) Lessons Learned from Recent M&A Transactions , 5th Annual Association of Corporate Counsel Golf/Spa Event, Las Colinas, Texas (September 5, 2008) Section 365 Assumption and Rejection Issues: Selective Rejection , 25th Annual National CLE Conference, Law Education Institute, Vail, Colorado (January 3, 2008) Developing and Pleading Effective Causes of Action in Bankruptcy Cases , The University of Texas School of Law (January 24, 2005) Bankruptcy: A Creditor's Perspective in Texas , Texas (October 2, 2001)
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