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Jason S. Brookner

Partner
Education
  • B.A., The State University of New York at Binghamton, 1991
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1994; Hofstra Property Law Journal, Articles Editor
    Law clerk to the Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr., Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 1994-1996.
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2001
  • Wisconsin, 1996
  • New York, 1995
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Texas

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Jason Brookner has substantial experience representing and advising companies, buyers, creditors, trustees, committees, lenders and other constituents in all aspects of distressed, insolvency and restructuring scenarios. Praised by clients and peers in Chambers & Partners USA as "an exceptional bankruptcy attorney,” “easy to work with and great with people,” and recommended for his “practical and diligent approach," Jason has been selected by Chambers as one of the leading lawyers in bankruptcy/restructuring in Texas every year since 2005.

Jason received his J.D. from the Hofstra University School of Law, and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for his undergraduate education.

Representative Experience

  • Vanguard Natural Resources, Counsel to Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. (large creditor and Committee member)
  • GMX Resources Inc., Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and counsel to John P. Madden as Trustee for the GMX Resources Creditor Trust
  • Sherwin Almunia, Counsel to one of the largest unsecured creditors and member of the Creditors’ Committee
  • Buckingham Oil, Counsel to DIP lender
  • Life Partners, Inc., Counsel to Vida Capital, Inc.
  • FiberTower Corp., Counsel to the Debtors
  • Vitro, SAB de CV, Counsel to US Bank National Association as Indenture Trustee
  • Reddy Ice Holdings, Co-counsel to Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Hardage Hotels, Counsel to Secured Creditor
  • Baytown Navigation/Omega Navigation Enterprises, Co-counsel to Agent Bank under Senior Secured Credit Facility
  • NextMedia Group, Inc., Counsel to Debtors
  • Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • Kitty Hawk, Inc., Counsel to Debtors
  • Romacorp, Inc. (Tony Roma's), Counsel to Debtors
  • Mirant Corporation, Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
  • NextWave Personal Communications, Inc., Counsel to Debtors
  • General Wireless, Inc. (n/k/a MetroPCS), Counsel to Debtors

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Past Chair, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section (2007)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Board of Directors (April 2017 - present)
    • Texas & SW Regional Co-Chair, ABI Endowment (2016-present)
    • Planning Advisory Board, ABI Southwest Conference (2016-present)
    • Co-Chair, Technology & IP Committee (2013 - 2015)
    • Co-Chair, Commercial Fraud Committee (2010 - 2012)
    • Education Director, Commercial Fraud Comittee (2008 - 2010)

Honors

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White, Inc.'s The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013-2018)
  • Profiled as one of the leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2005-2017) lawyers in Texas, Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Profiled as one of “Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers” by ALM in Bankruptcy (2012)
  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business) as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazine (2004, 2008 - 2016)
  • Honored as one of Dallas Furniture Bank's "40 Under 40" for leadership and civic efforts (August 10, 2010)
  • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine (2009, 2017)