Jonathan I. Levine

Jonathan I. Levine

Partner

New York, (212) 468-8012

Education

Stanford University (B.A., 1996)
University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 2000)

Bar Admissions

New York

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 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:

  • Molycorp, Inc. (Indenture Trustee)
  • NII Holdings, Inc. (Indenture Trustee)
  • THQ Inc. (Creditors’ Committee)
  • FiberTower Corporation (Debtors)
  • Patriot Coal Corporation (Indenture Trustee to Senior Notes)
  • FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Trico Marine Services, Inc. (Ad Hoc Noteholder Committee)
  • Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Creditors’ Committee)
  • YRC Worldwide Inc. (Ad Hoc Noteholder Committee)
  • Mirant Corporation (Creditors’ Committee)
  • Visteon Corporation (Ad Hoc Trade Committee)
  • Spansion Inc. (Ad Hoc Noteholders’ Committee)
In re Sungevity, Inc.
(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to Sungevity, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Sungevity is one of the largest private residential solar installation companies in the United States. Sungevity filed 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.
In re Sungevity, Inc.
(Bankr. Del.) Counsel to Sungevity, Inc. and its affiliates in their chapter 11 cases. Sungevity is one of the largest private residential solar installation companies in the United States. Sungevity filed 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.

Mr. Levine 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.

Metro Magazine, 2011-2015
Named a New York Rising Star in Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights


Turnarounds & Workouts, 2007
Named an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer

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