Jonathan Levine is a partner in the Business Restructuring + Insolvency group, resident in Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. Mr. Levine has experience representing chapter 11 debtors, creditors, investors, and other parties in interest in all aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and distressed acquisitions. He has represented parties in restructurings in a number of industries, including telecommunications, mining, energy, oil and gas, airline cargo, maritime shipping, trucking, manufacturing, and technology.
Mr. Levine’s clients regularly include debtors, bank groups, official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, indenture trustees, stockholders committees, and significant strategic and financial investors in a variety of distressed situations. He has extensive experience advising banks, hedge funds, and other investment institutions on an array of financial matters. Mr. Levine also regularly advises private investment firms with respect to both debt and equity investments in public and private companies.
Mr. Levine counsels clients in general corporate and securities work as well. His experience includes representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings, in addition to private placements of equity and debt securities; facilitating public and private mergers and acquisitions; venture capital financings; joint ventures/corporate partnering arrangements; and counseling clients on contractual, banking, and finance matters.
Mr. Levine is recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of corporate restructuring. He was named a New York Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Metro Magazine from 2011 through 2015, and was recognized as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2007.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Levine played a key role in the following select matters:
In re Tops Holding II Corporation(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of supermarket retailer Tops Holding II Corporation and affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. The company filed for chapter 11 in February 2018 with over $748 million in funded indebtedness and substantial pension liabilities.
In re Armstrong Energy, Inc., et al.(Bankr. E.D. Mo.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of leading coal producer Armstrong Energy, Inc. Armstrong Energy had over $410 million in prepetition obligations at the time of its filing. The case concluded with a plan of reorganization supported by the official committee that is expected to provide a significant recovery for general unsecured creditors.
In re 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc., et al.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of 21st Century Oncology Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, the largest global provider of integrated cancer care services. At the time of its filing, 21st Century Oncology had more than $1.1 billion of prepetition funded debt that it was seeking to restructure through its chapter 11 cases.
In re Avaya Inc., et al.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors for international telecom company Avaya Inc. and its affiliated debtors. Avaya had more than $6 billion of secured debt at the time of its filing and was saddled with significant pension underfunding liabilities for its domestic and certain foreign affiliates.
In re Sungevity, Inc., et al.(Bankr. D. Del.) Counsel to Sungevity, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Prior to its 363 sale, Sungevity was one of the largest private residential solar installation companies in the United States. Sungevity filed for chapter 11 with approximately $185 million in prepetition debt, including funded debt, trade debt, and potential employee related claims.
In re UCI International, LLC, et al.(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of UCI International, one of North America's largest manufacturers of automotive replacement parts.
In re Peabody Energy, Inc., et al.(Bankr. E.D. Mo.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest privately owned coal producer, and 153 of its subsidiaries, which collectively held $10.1 billion in prepetition debt.
In re SunEdison, Inc., et al.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Special counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 cases of SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer.
In re Republic Airways Holdings Inc., et al.(Bankr. S.D.N.Y.) Counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and its affiliated debtors in their chapter 11 cases. Republic provides regional passenger services through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Shuttle America and Republic Airlines, which operate approximately 1,000 daily flights through codeshare agreements with United Continental Holdings, Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., and American Group, Inc.
Legal 500 US, 2017Recommended in the area of corporate restructuring
Metro Magazine, 2011-2015Named a New York Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Turnarounds & Workouts, 2007Named an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer
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