Jed Donaldson

Jed Donaldson concentrates his practice on insolvency-related litigation and distressed transactions. His practice covers bankruptcy, restructuring, and out-of-court workouts, and he represents all stakeholders in those matters, including, creditors, debtors, asset-purchasers, equipment lessors, trade vendors, committees, debtor-in-possession lenders, trustees, and debt buyers.

Jed’s transactional practice focuses on chapter 11 bankruptcy, workouts, and finance matters, including distressed mergers and acquisitions, and negotiating forbearance agreements for lenders and lease finance companies.

Jed’s litigation practice includes adversary proceedings before bankruptcy courts, as well as commercial litigation before U.S. district courts. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in preference actions, fraudulent transfer actions, nondischargeability actions, and consumer finance actions, such as FDCPA and FCRA cases.

After law school, Jed served as law clerk to Judge Frank J. Santoro of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s Norfolk Division. While in law school, Jed served as an extern law clerk to Judge Kevin R. Huennekens of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s Richmond Division.


Representative Matters:

  • In re Toys “R” Us, Inc., et al. – Co-counsel to trustee for TRU Taj DIP note holders for $375 million debtor-in-possession facility
  • Davis v. Ky. Insur. Guaranty Assoc., et al. – Counsel to defendants in $50 million turnover action brought by liquidating trustee, resulting in dismissal with prejudice with no liability
  • In re Penn Virginia, et al. – Co-counsel to unsecured creditors’ committee in restructuring of $1.1 billion in prepetition debt for oil and gas producers
  • In re Alpha Natural Resources, et al. – Co-counsel to asset purchaser of debtors’ natural gas assets for $340 million via § 363 sale
  • In re Morris Schneider Wittstadt, et al. – Counsel to malpractice insurance carrier in chapter 11 proceedings of national law firm
  • In re Patriot Coal Corp., et al. – Counsel to asset purchaser of substantially all of debtors’ operating assets through chapter 11 plan sale with funded debt of approximately$845 million
  • In re James River Coal, et al. – Co-counsel to asset purchaser of substantially all of debtors’ operating assets for $52 million via § 363 sale
  • Compass Chemical v. Failon – Counsel to creditor that obtained favorable summary judgment ruling and determination of nondischargeability of debt, which was affirmed by the Fourth Circuit
  • In re Virginia United Methodist Homes of Williamsburg – Counsel to sponsor, debtor-in-possession lender, and exit finance lender in restructuring of continuing care retirement community with $133 million in prepetition debt
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