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 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. 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.

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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

    Thirty-nine Olshan Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers 2015
    September 16, 2015

    Forty-four Olshan Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers 2014
    September 23, 2014


    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.

    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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