Jonathan T. Koevary: Lawyer with Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP

Jonathan T. Koevary

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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  • Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring
    University Columbia University, B.A., 2001
    Law SchoolBenjamin N. Cardozo, School of Law, J.D., 2004 Supervising Editor, Cardozo Law Review, Dean's Scholarship
    Admitted2005, New York; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
    BornNew York, New York, 1972

    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.

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    Media Mentions/News

    •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

    Speaking Engagements

    •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

    February 2014

    •Second Circuit Revisits Mandatory Subordination Under Section 510(b)

    January 2013

    The Bankruptcy Strategist
    •CLIENT ALERT: Chapter 9 - Municipal Bankruptcy

    June 2012

    •CLIENT ALERT: Distressed Debt Buyers Beware: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Holds That Claim's Defect Follows Claim Purchaser

    June 2012

    •CLIENT ALERT: Buyer Beware: Bankruptcy Court Rules That A Non-Collusive Foreclosure Sale May Be A Bankruptcy Preference

    March 2012

    •CLIENT ALERT: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Approves Contested Real Mex Section 363 Sale to Second Lien Noteholders Notwithstanding Administrative Insolvency

    February 2012

    Press Releases

    •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

    Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Represented Abitibi; Bowater, Inc., et al. in their Chapter 11 case. Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Young Broadcasting Inc., et al.; Represented Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Dana Corporation, et al.; Represented nationally recognized auto rental company as claimant in the General Motors and Chrysler Chapter 11 cases. Represented lead joint venture in its Chapter 11 purchase of Nortel Networks' $4.5 billion patent portfolio. Represented investment bank as third-party witness in Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 case. Represented aircraft lessor in American Airlines Chapter 11 case. Represented lender agent and steering committee of LNR Property LLC through out-of-court workout. Represented Chapter 11 ad hoc noteholder committee of Quebecor World, Inc., et al.; Represented largest group of Bayou fraudulent conveyance action defendants. Represented Frontier; Vision noteholder committee in the Adelphia Communication Corporation Chapter 11 case. Represented Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., et al. in their Chapter 11 case. Represented Official Committee of Equity Security Holders of W.R. Grace and Company, et al.

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    Appeal Watch: Judge Scheindlin Sets Trial Parameters and Certifies Appeal Over Clash Between Release of Guarantee and Trust Indenture Act in Caesars’ Noteholder Case
    Michael S. Fox,Adam H. Friedman,Jonathan T. Koevary, October 7, 2015
    When does an out-of-court restructuring of a company with bond debt violate the Trust Indenture Act (the “TIA”)? The Second Circuit will soon visit this issue in the case of BOKF, N.A. v. Caesars Entertainment Corp. To protect minority bondholders, the TIA prohibits actions that impair...
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    Jonathan T. Koevary

    65 East 55th Street
    New YorkNY 10022


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