As a bankruptcy attorney 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 cases, in-court and out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy and distressed related lawsuits.
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 represents 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 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 AbitibiBowater et al. as debtors in their successful multinational bankruptcy reorganizations and numerous purchasers of distressed assets in section 363 and plan sales, including the lead purchaser of the largest patent portfolio ever sold at auction in the Nortel bankruptcy.
Among his avoidance action 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.
- J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo, School of Law, 2004
- B.A., Columbia University, 2001
Bar & Court Admissions :
- New York, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2005
- New Jersey, 2018
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