Overview

Jon is a partner in the firm's Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice group. He focuses his practice on parties’ rights and remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code, Bankruptcy Code and state law in and out of court. Jon also assists buyers, sellers, and lenders in transactions, frequently involving distressed situations and in offensive and defensive litigation involving fraudulent transfer statutes under state law and the Bankruptcy Code. Jon is admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio, the state of New York and the Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern and Southern District of Ohio.

Experience
  • Represented secured lender in the Chapter 11 proceedings of a hospital to obtain complete pay off of balances due under letters of credit issued by lender
  • Reached successful resolution and pay-off of bank debt for two distressed golf clubs
  • As first chair, obtained dismissal of landlord’s Chapter 11 cases on behalf of tenant municipality at contested trial
  • Obtained successful settlements in numerous preference proceedings in various jurisdictions with minimal litigation costs
  • Utilized foreclosure process to assist charitable organization acquire land to expand facilities
  • Obtained consensual and non-consensual administrative expense and other claim resolutions in various bankruptcy courts, particularly in automotive dealership industry
  • Represented lending institutions and trade creditors in contested and uncontested receivership, foreclosure, and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Assisted trade vendor clients obtain "critical vendor" status in customers' Chapter 11 cases
  • Successfully utilized various judgment-creditor remedies, such as garnishment, creditor bills, debtor exams, foreclosure, and other remedies
  • Represented consumer finance creditors in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy and adversary proceedings
  • Successfully defended first-lien mortgagees in commercial and residential foreclosure actions where junior mortgagee claims priority
  • Negotiated forbearance and other work-out solutions in various distressed commercial contexts
  • Represented lenders in commercial foreclosure actions, receiverships, and other exercise of remedies, such as those available under Article 9 of the U.C.C.
  • Negotiated and documented numerous instruments in lending, consignment, factoring and other financial and real estate transactions
Publications
  • Co-author, “The Rise of International Standards in the Sale of Goods,” American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, April 2017
  • “Foreign Borrower’s Rights in Indenture Ruled Sufficient to Meet Second Circuit’s Controversial Chapter 15 Eligibility Requirement,” Thompson Hine Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Update, November 2015
  • Co-author, "NY Court Clarifies 'Foreign Representative' for Chapter 15 Recognition," AIRA Journal, Vol. 29. No. 3 (2015)
  • “Ohio Adopts New Receivership Statute,” Thompson Hine Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Update, January 2015
  • "Short Circuited: Section 502(a) May Be Applied to Section 503(b)(9) Administrative Claims," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, June 2010; co-authored with Jeremy Campana
  • "Settling the Municipal Landscape: How Pre-Plan Settlements in Chapter 9 May Sidestep the Traditional Claims-Resolution Process," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, May 2013; co-authored with Andrew L. Turscak, Jr. and Curtis L. Tuggle, Re-published in Turnaround Management Association News, July 2013
  • Trigild Deskbook: Guide to Receivership and Foreclosure, (5th ed. 2013), contributing author for Ohio Chapter
Presentations
  • "Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy - the Balancing (of) Act(s): Bankruptcy Code vs. Patent Act, Copyright Act & Lanham Act," Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum, November 17, 2015
  • “Ohio’s Revised Receivership Laws” Thompson Hine Client Learning Event, April 2015
Distinctions

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star, 2015-2018

 

Professional and Civic

Professional Activities

  • Dayton Bar Association - Member
  • Thomas F. Waldron American Bankruptcy Law Forum – Member, 2007 to present; At-Large Trustee, 2017-2019
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member

Community Activities

  • Dayton Society of Natural History, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery; Associate Board Member; 10/2015 – Present
  • Bike Miami Valley, Board Member and Secretary
  • Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project - Volunteer Lawyer
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