Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.

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Dallas,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone214.665.3638

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 214.665.3638
    Fax: 214.665.5938
    http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Clifton-R-Jessup-Jr
     
    University Oakwood College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
     
    Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1978
     
    Admitted1979, Nebraska; 1990, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
     
    Memberships 

    Professional & Community Involvement

    •Board of Trustees, Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama

    •Member, Advisory Committee to the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11

    •Member, Texas State Bar

    •Member, American Bar Association

    •Past Member, North Texas Regional Mental Health Board

     
    BornDetroit, Michigan, March 12, 1955
     
    Biography

    Clifton R. Jessup, Jr. concentrates his practice in creditors' rights, business reorganization and bankruptcy.

    He has represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, committees, equity holders, debtors, and trustees in federal bankruptcy cases in over 37 states and Puerto Rico. He has helped businesses and businessmen resolve complex problems involving insolvency and restructuring for over 35 years.

    Clifton has represented lenders, lessors and lessees with interests in many types of property. He has also been retained to represent lenders, lessors and lessees in many cases where the risk of bankruptcy was present. He has represented purchasers of assets in bankruptcy cases, and has confirmed Chapter 11 plans for debtors and creditors in five states.

    In 2001, he was selected as the Liquidating Trustee under the confirmed Chapter 11 Plan in the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, the largest not-for-profit bankruptcy cases filed to date. The cases involve 11,000 investors and claims in excess of $600 million. He has served also as Estate Representative under confirmed Chapter 11 Plans, and served as examiner in Chapter 11 cases. In 2009, he represented the Opus West Corporation in a Chapter 11 case involving over 50 commercial real estate properties in Arizona, California and Texas with claims in excess of $1.2 billion.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Bankruptcy law

    •Business law

    •Creditors' rights

    •Corporate reorganization

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed,Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2014

    •Listed,TheBest Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1999-2014

    •Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Litigation - Bankruptcy Law, 2013

    •Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers , Law Firm of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2013

    •Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2013

    Corporate Counsel(Business Edition - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), 2009-2010

    •Listed,Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009-2010

    •Listed,TheLegal 500 United States, 2009

    •Recognized, one of America's Top Black Lawyers inBlack Enterprise Magazine, November 2003

    •fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

    •Master in the John C. Ford American Inns of Court

    •Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures

    Articles

    •Co-Author, OSG Bankruptcy Highlights Usefulness Of Rights Offerings ,Law360, June 2, 2014

    Lectures

    •Speaker, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

    •Speaker, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute

    •Speaker, State Bar of Texas Advanced Business Bankruptcy Seminar

    •Speaker, Central California Bankruptcy Association Institute

    •Speaker, Southwestern Bankruptcy Conference of the American Bankruptcy Institute

    •Speaker, Alabama Bar Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, Louisiana State Bar Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, Oklahoma State Bar Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, Arizona State Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, University of Texas Annual Bankruptcy Conference

    •Speaker, National Bar Association

    •Speaker, 1988 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in San Diego

    •Speaker, 2006 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in San Francisco

    Associated News & Events

    Press-Releases

    05.28.14 Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

    05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

    09.19.13 19 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers

    08.19.13 25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

    06.10.13 Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013

    05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas

    11.05.12 Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

    11.01.12 Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firm' Listings

    09.24.12 24 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

    09.14.12 22 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Listed as 'Lawyers of the Year' by Best Lawyers in America

    Published Articles

    06.02.14 OSG Bankruptcy Highlights Usefulness of Rights Offerings

     
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    Office Information

    Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.

    2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 5200
    DallasTX 75201




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