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

Clifton R. Jessup, Jr.

Dallas,  TX  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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  • Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring
    Contact InfoTelephone: 214.665.3638
    Fax: 214.665.5938
    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

    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

    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, The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy, 1999-2015
    •Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Litigation - Bankruptcy Law, 2013
    •Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2006-2014
    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers,2003-2014
    Corporate Counsel (Business Edition - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights), 2009-2010
    •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, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2009-2010
    •Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2009
    •Recognized, one of America's Top Black Lawyers in Black 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 5

    AV, 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
    •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
    20 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
    28 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2015 Best Lawyers in America
    Twelve Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
    Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
    19 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2013 Texas Super Lawyers
    25 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America
    Eleven Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Included in Chambers USA Guide 2013
    Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 175 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
    Greenberg Traurig Named 'Law Firm of the Year' in Two Bankruptcy Categories by U.S. News - Best Lawyers
    Greenberg Traurig Receives Most Overall First-Tier Rankings in the 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 'Best Law Firm' Listings

    Published Articles
    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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