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, defendants, and trustees in preference actions, claim objections, fraudulent transfer actions, nondischargeability actions, consumer finance actions, such as FDCPA and FCRA cases, and other contested matters.
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 and as an intern law clerk to Magistrate Judge Dennis W. Dohnal of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia’s Richmond Division.
- In re Gymboree Group, Inc. – counsel to trade vendor and unsecured creditors’ committee member
- Yancey v. Monterey Financial Services, LLC – co-counsel to debt collector in defense of FCRA action
- In re Toys “R” Us, Inc., et al. – co-counsel to agent and collateral trustee for TRU Taj noteholders in $375 million DIP facility to debtors’ Asian and European subsidiaries
- In re A Southern Season, Inc., et al. – counsel to debtors’ CEO and CFO in litigation with chapter 7 trustee
- Davis v. Kentucky Insurance Guaranty Assoc., et al. – counsel to guaranty association and insurance regulator in successful defense of $50 million turnover action concerning debtors’ workers’ compensation obligations
- In re Penn Virginia Corp., et al. – co-counsel to unsecured creditors’ committee in chapter 11 cases of oil and gas producers in restructuring of $1.1 billion in prepetition debt
- In re Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., et al. – co-counsel to asset purchaser in chapter 11 § 363 sale of debtors’ natural gas assets
- In re Morris Schneider Wittstadt Va., PLLC, et al. – counsel to professional liability insurance carrier in chapter 11 bankruptcy of national law firm
- In re Patriot Coal, et al. – counsel to asset purchaser acquiring substantially all assets of coal companies via chapter 11 plan sale and post-confirmation litigation, including enforcement of plan injunction
- Compass Chemical Int’l, Inc. v. Failon – counsel to judgement creditor in obtaining summary judgment on nondischargeability adversary complaint via collateral estoppel, affirmed by Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
- In re River City Renaissance, et al. – counsel to chapter 11 debtors in § 363 sale of multi-family housing portfolio backed by approximately $40 million in CMBS loans
- In re James River Coal Co., et al. – co-counsel to asset purchaser acquiring substantially all assets of coal companies via chapter 11 § 363 sale
- La Bella Donna Skin Care, Inc. v. Harton – counsel to judgement creditor in obtaining summary judgment on nondischargeability adversary complaint via collateral estoppel
- In re Virginia United Methodist Homes of Williamsburg, Inc. – counsel to sponsor, DIP lender, and exit-finance lender in chapter 11 reorganization of retirement community with $133 million in prepetition debt