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.

    Media Mentions/News
    •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: 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: Distressed Debt Buyers Beware: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Holds That Claim's Defect Follows Claim Purchaser June 2012
    •CLIENT ALERT: Chapter 9 - Municipal Bankruptcy 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
    •Forty-five Olshan Attorneys Selected to Super Lawyers2014 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.

    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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    Second Circuit Court of Appeals Looks at “Commercial Reality” in Deciding Lehman / Barclays Dispute
    Adam H. Friedman,Jonathan T. Koevary, August 13, 2014
    In a closely watched dispute impacting creditors of the Lehman Brothers, Inc. (“LBI”) bankruptcy estate, on August 5, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that while “ambiguities” existed in the expedited sale of Lehman’s brokerage business to...

    Credit Bidding Alive and Well in Delaware: Follow Up on Fisker Automotive
    Adam W. Finerman,Jonathan T. Koevary,Mitchell Raab, May 29, 2014
    In January, we first wrote about the Fisker Automotive case.[1] Recall that in Fisker, Judge Kevin Gross of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware capped Hybrid Tech Holdings’ credit bid for Fisker’s hybrid electric vehicle company at $25 million. The Judge...
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    Jonathan T. Koevary

    65 East 55th Street
    New YorkNY 10022


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