Robert W. Jones

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Robert W. Jones

Robert W. Jones

Partner at Holland & Knight LLP

Biography

Robert W. Jones is a partner in Holland & Knight's Dallas office and practices in the area of restructuring and bankruptcy. For more than 30 years, Mr. Jones has counseled clients throughout the United States, including secured lenders and other financial institutions, on matters involving distressed debt, debtor-in-possession or exit financing in bankruptcies, the acquisition of companies or assets in a bankruptcy, out-of-court restructurings, bankruptcy litigation and lender liability matters. In addition, he has represented a number of publicly held companies in Chapter 11 proceedings. Those companies have been engaged in a wide range of businesses including financial services, insurance, savings and loan, real estate public and private syndication, construction, casinos, oil and gas, nursing home ownership and management, hardware, and environmental clean-up. Mr. Jones also represents clients in business litigation matters.

Mr. Jones has recently 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, including a reconsideration and reversal of previous precedent by the Ninth Circuit sitting en banc.

Mr. Jones has published and frequently addressed industry groups on representation of secured lenders in restructurings and bankruptcies, restructuring in the energy industry, representation of troubled financial institutions, and intercreditor restructuring issues.

While attending law school, Mr. Jones served as associate managing editor of the Stanford Law Review.

Representative Experience

* Represented a 20-member bank group with claims in excess of $800 million in one of the nation’s largest Chapter 11 proceedings of an oil and gas company and related lender liability litigation
* Represented a 10-member bank group with claims in excess of $300 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a multinational oil and gas exploration and production company
* Represented secured lenders and DIP providers with claims in excess of $200 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of one of the world’s largest milk distributors
* Represented a bank group and DIP providers with claims in excess of $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a national transportation company
* Represented a bank group with claims in excess of $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a machinery manufacturing company
* Represented secured lenders and DIP providers with claims of approximately $100 million in a Chapter 11 proceeding of a national electrical contracting company
* Represented a gas producer/seller and a group of natural gas producers with unsecured claims in excess of $1 billion arising from take or pay contracts in Chapter 11 proceedings of an interstate gas pipeline and publicly traded parent corporation
* Represented the largest unsecured creditor (with a claim in excess of $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
* Represented a $5 billion equity capital fund in a variety of matters involving investment in companies with defaulted debt obligations
* Represented an acquiror of 70-percent equity interest in the nation’s largest convenience store chain, pursuant to a confirmed, prepackaged plan or reorganization utilized to implement a public debt exchange
* Represented a multibillion dollar financial institution holding company, one of the top five subprime lenders in the nation, in its Chapter 11 proceeding
* Represented 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
* Represented a multibillion dollar publicly held real estate holding company in its Chapter 11 proceeding

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Education
J.D.

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

B.A.

University of Houston System offers higher education degrees and job training or vocational study programs. It offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields such as business, education, humanities and law. It was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
Current

Holland & Knight LLP provides legal services. The company offers four practice sections: litigation, government, business and real estate. It has locations in Atlanta, Bethesda, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. The company was founded in 1968 and is located in Miami, FL.

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Patton Boggs LLP provides legal services. Its practice areas include public policy, litigation, business law, administrative and regulatory, and intellectual property, each encompassing a range of specific areas of concentration. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Talmer Bancorp, Inc. purchases First Place Bank from First Place Financial Corp. (Ohio)

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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