Jennifer’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, including bankruptcy proceedings and out-of-court restructurings, as well as other insolvency-related matters, such as distressed lending transactions.

Jennifer advises clients on all aspects of insolvency-related matters and bankruptcy proceedings as well as distressed lending transactions. She routinely represents debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditors, investors, boards of directors and various official and ad hoc groups. She also represents clients with respect to legal opinions for complex transactions for asset based-lending, safe harbored financial contracts, asset securitizations, and other capital markets transactions.

Prior to joining private practice, Jennifer served as law clerk to the Honorable H. Christopher Mott, US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. She is admitted to practice before the US Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, and the US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, as well as related district courts.

Representative Experience

  • Represents corporate chapter 11 debtors in various industries, including retail, general contractors specializing in government contracts, and energy.
  • Represents creditors’ committees and secured and unsecured creditors in chapter 11 cases in various industries, including retail and healthcare.
  • Represents corporations in defense of preference claims, turnover actions, fraudulent conveyance and transfer claims, and other bankruptcy and insolvency disputes.
  • Advises companies on bankruptcy-related issues involved in the structuring of corporate acquisitions, loans and other transactions.
  • Represents various parties to complex transactions by providing insolvency-related structuring advice and legal opinions, including non-consolidation, safe harbor, true sale and authority to file opinions.
  • Represented mortgage real estate investment trusts in global forbearance of relevant repurchase financing arrangements due to margin calls related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Represented insurance guaranty association in numerous insurance company insolvencies.
  • Represented chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees.

Memberships

  • Member, Richmond Bankruptcy Bar
  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, IWIRC-Virginia Chapter

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected as a Rising Star for Bankruptcy, The Washington Post Magazine and Virginia & West Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • Selected as a Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • Recognized as “One to Watch” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2022-2023

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