Jonathan Edwards is a senior associate in Alston & Bird’s Bankruptcy, Workouts & Reorganization Group. He represents a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy cases, out-of-court workouts, debt restructurings, asset dispositions, claims reconciliation and commercial litigation.
Mr. Edwards has a multi-disciplinary practice that focuses on assignments combining traditional restructuring advice with transactional and major litigation work. He represents and has represented purchasers, sellers and other parties in bankruptcy sales; secured and unsecured creditors; CDO, CMBS, RMBS, and indenture trustees; CMBS master and special servicers and CDO collateral managers; defendants in avoidance actions; and other parties. He also counsels and represents officers, directors, Chapter 7 trustees and others in complex bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Mr. Edwards is also actively involved in advising clients regarding substantive nonconsolidation, safe harbor, and true sale opinions.
- U.S. counsel to U.S. subsidiary of a large yacht manufacturer located in the United Kingdom.
- Counsel to one of the largest swine producers in the State of Georgia in connection with its restructuring.
- U.S. counsel to United Kingdom pension fund regarding commercial litigation against U.S. based guarantor
- Counsel to CDO collateral manager in connection with large trust-preferred security issuance.
- U.S. counsel to British Virgin Islands liquidators in connection with several BVI funds.
- Represents global mobile phone manufacturer in the Eastman Kodak bankruptcy in connection with protection of its intellectual property rights.
- Represents investors in connection with fraudulent transfer claims alleged by Chapter 7 trustee.
- Represents large regional bank in connection with multiple real estate bankruptcies and workouts.
- Represents the special servicer of a CMBS loan in Delaware with claims in excess of $160 million.
- Represents trustees of bank holding company in connection with tax refund litigation.
- Represents indenture trustees on behalf of holders owed millions of dollars under various trust-preferred securities issuances.
- Represents a special servicer in connection with a credit lease obligation in excess of $60 million in the Nortel bankruptcy.
- Represented a CMBS special servicer in successfully obtaining dismissal of a single-asset, real estate debtor's bankruptcy in the Southern District of Georgia.
- Represented a secured lender in proposing and confirming two creditor plans for a three-course, championship 54-hole golf complex and country club.
- Successfully defended a secured lender in connection with fraudulent transfer claims exceeding $5 million with no resulting liability.
- Represented a German purchaser in connection with a Section 363 patent sale in Moll Industries bankruptcy.
- Represented a global mobile phone manufacturer in connection with a Section 363 sale of over 6,000 patents in the Nortel bankruptcy and the protection of its intellectual property rights.
- Represented a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in its Chapter 11 case in the District of Delaware.
- General Outside Bankruptcy Counsel to a leading food distributor in numerous bankruptcy filings across the United States.
- Represents multiple financial institutions in connection with secured real estate transactions.
- Counsel to officers and directors in pending litigation concerning director and officer and avoidance claims.
April 19, 2013
“Recent Developments in Chapter 11,” Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, September 2012.
January 26, 2012
“Interpreting Section 546(e) Safe Harbor Post-Enron,” Law360, September 20, 2011.
September 20, 2011
“Secured Lenders: How Adequate is your Protection?” 20 Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice 4, Art. 6, August 2011.
"Recent Developments in Chapter 11," 19 Norton's Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Issue 4, August 2010.
"The Twilight Zone of Insolvency: New Developments in Fiduciary Duty Jurisprudence That May Affect Directors and Officers While in the Zone of Insolvency," Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, May 2009.
"Current Approaches to Substantive Consolidation: Owens Corning Revisited," Norton's Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law, February 2009.
"The Crossroads: The Intersection of State Law Remedies & Bankruptcy," Norton's Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, October 2008.