Robert W. Jones, an esteemed attorney at Holland & Knight’s Dallas office, brings more than three decades of experience in the field of restructuring and bankruptcy. As a trusted legal professional, Mr. Jones has advised clients across the United States, including secured lenders and financial institutions, on a wide range of matters involving distressed debt, bankruptcies, out-of-court restructurings, and lender liability cases.
Unmatched Expertise and Diverse Clientele
Mr. Jones has represented various publicly held companies in Chapter 11 proceedings, spanning industries such as financial services, insurance, real estate, construction, casinos, oil and gas, nursing home ownership and management, hardware, and environmental clean-up. His extensive knowledge and understanding of business litigation matters further enhance his ability to provide comprehensive legal solutions to his clients.
A Record of Legal Precedence
Demonstrating his legal prowess, Mr. Jones has successfully obtained new legal precedent before both the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Notably, his work led to the reconsideration and reversal of previous precedents by the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc.
Sharing Knowledge and Insight
In addition to his remarkable achievements in the courtroom, Mr. Jones is a respected author and speaker. He has published articles and frequently addressed industry groups on various topics, including the representation of secured lenders in restructurings and bankruptcies, restructuring in the aviation and energy industries, representation of troubled financial institutions, and intercreditor restructuring issues.
A Stellar Academic Background
During his time in law school, Mr. Jones distinguished himself as the associate managing editor of the Stanford Law Review. This invaluable experience not only honed his legal writing skills but also sharpened his analytical thinking and attention to detail.
Mr. Jones’s notable representative experience includes:
- Successfully representing a 20-member bank group with claims exceeding $800 million in one of the nation’s largest Chapter 11 proceedings of an oil and gas company, along with related lender liability litigation
- Representing multiple aircraft lessors and financiers with significant fleet ownership in Chapter 11 proceedings of several multinational airlines
- Advocating for a 10-member bank group with claims over $300 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a multinational oil and gas exploration and production company
- Representing secured lenders and debtor-in-possession (DIP) providers with claims surpassing $200 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of one of the world’s largest milk distributors
- Assisting a bank group and DIP providers with claims exceeding $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a national transportation company
- Representing a bank group with claims surpassing $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a machinery manufacturing company
- Successfully representing secured lenders and DIP providers with claims of approximately $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a national electrical contracting company
- Advocating for a gas producer/seller and a group of natural gas producers with unsecured claims exceeding $1 billion arising from take or pay contracts in Chapter 11 proceedings of an interstate gas pipeline and publicly traded parent corporation
- Representing the largest unsecured creditor (with a claim exceeding $140 million), which financed a pre-bankruptcy leveraged buyout of a national restaurant chain, in a Chapter 11 proceeding of the restaurant chain and related lender liability suit
- Successfully representing a $5 billion equity capital fund in various matters involving investment in companies with defaulted debt obligations
- Assisting an acquiror of a 70-percent equity interest in the nation’s largest convenience store chain, utilizing a confirmed, prepackaged plan of reorganization to implement a public debt exchange
- Advocating for a multibillion-dollar financial institution holding company, one of the top five subprime lenders in the nation, in its Chapter 11 proceeding
- Successfully representing a multibillion-dollar publicly held diversified manufacturing company, with major subsidiaries engaged in the hardware and environmental cleanup equipment fields, in its Chapter 11 proceeding
- Representing a multibillion-dollar publicly held real estate holding company in its Chapter 11 proceeding
With an unwavering commitment to his clients and an impressive track record, Robert Jones is a reliable choice for anyone seeking legal expertise in restructuring and bankruptcy matters. To learn more about Mr. Jones and his services, visit Garrity Traina today.