As a bankruptcy attorney at Olshan, Jonathan T. Koevary handles bankruptcy and restructuring matters on behalf of creditors, debtors, and investors.
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-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 has represented Chapter 11 debtors including, recently, Namco Pool, BC Funding, Fox & Hound restaurants and the GMG III venture capital group.
Jonathan has represented official and unofficial creditors' committees in connection with Dana Corporation, Adelphia Communications Corporation, Young Broadcasting, Inc., Quebecor World, Inc., and LNR Property LLC. He has represented the W.R. Grace & Company equity committee, and creditors in the Chrysler, General Motors, American Airlines 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.
•Jonathan was named for inclusion to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service for lawyers under 40, for 2014 and 2015.
News, Events & Publications
•Thirty-nine Olshan Lawyers Selected by Super Lawyers
September 16, 2015
•Koevary Quoted in a Law360 Article on Settlement between Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital
June 8, 2015
•Forty-Five Olshan Lawyers Selected by Super Lawyers
September 23, 2014
•Law360 Publishes Friedman and Koevary Comments on Lehman-Barclays Dispute
August 13, 2014
•Friedman, Raab and Koevary Publish Article on Credit Bidding in Delaware Bankruptcies
June 3, 2014
•Olshan Represents F&H Acquisition and Affiliates in Approved Sale
February 28, 2014
•Law360 Reports on Sale of Olshan Client F&H Acquisition Corp.
February 10, 2014
•Olshan Represents F&H Acquisition and Affiliates in Their Chapter 11 Cases
December 16, 2013
•Namco Successfully Negotiates Restructuring and Exits Chapter 11
August 1, 2013
•BC Funding, LLC f/k/a Bankcard Funding Completes Sale through Bankruptcy Proceeding
January 25, 2013
•The Bankruptcy Strategist Publishes Article by Friedman and Koevary
January 15, 2013
•Introduction to Distressed Investing in Bankruptcy
May 8, 2013
Articles & Alerts
•CLIENT ALERT: Appeal Watch: Judge Scheindlin Sets Trial Parameters and Certifies Appeal Over Clash Between Release of Guarantee and Trust Indenture Act in Caesars' Noteholder Case
October 2, 2015
•CLIENT ALERT: Second Circuit Court of Appeals Looks at “Commercial Reality” in Deciding Lehman / Barclays Dispute
August 7, 2014
•UPDATED CLIENT ALERT: Credit Bidding Alive and Well in Delaware: Follow Up on Fisker Automotive
May 22, 2014
•CLIENT ALERT: Recent Rulings Highlight Risks of Shareholder Clawbacks, Capped Credit Bids for Distressed Investors; Appeals Pending
•Second Circuit Revisits Mandatory Subordination Under Section 510(b)
The Bankruptcy Strategist
•CLIENT ALERT: Chapter 9 - Municipal Bankruptcy
•CLIENT ALERT: Distressed Debt Buyers Beware: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Holds That Claim's Defect Follows Claim Purchaser
•CLIENT ALERT: Buyer Beware: Bankruptcy Court Rules That A Non-Collusive Foreclosure Sale May Be A Bankruptcy Preference
•CLIENT ALERT: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Approves Contested Real Mex Section 363 Sale to Second Lien Noteholders Notwithstanding Administrative Insolvency
•Olshan Names Three New Partners and Four Counsel Effective January 2016; Andrew Freedman named Co-Head of Activist Practice
December 21, 2015
•Thirty-nine Olshan Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers 2015
September 16, 2015
•Forty-four Olshan Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers2014
September 23, 2014