JASON R. ADAMS
Partner
(212) 808-5056 (212) 808-5056
JASON R. ADAMS Partner
Jason Adams has more than 20 years of experience helping clients navigate the world of large commercial bankruptcies.  Today, his practice focuses primarily on creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed M&A and bankruptcy litigation.  Jason has substantial experience in the retail, restaurant, technology, industrial and financial services industries.  He consistently strives to bring practical and streamlined solutions to his clients’ challenges in both an efficient and cost-effective way.

Jason frequently represents unsecured creditors’ committees, individual creditors, and liquidating trusts in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including the negotiation of complex restructurings and chapter 11 sales.  Jason also advises individual creditors in bankruptcy in connection with the enforcement, termination or restructuring of client service and supply agreements, leases and other contractual relationships with debtor entities.  He delivers extensive skill and first-hand experience in the negotiation and drafting of credit and acquisition agreements, and has negotiated and documented numerous lending arrangements and asset sales, both in and out of the bankruptcy context.

Appreciated for his ability to handle highly charged disputes, Jason is valued for identifying the optimal strategy to maximize his clients’ chances for financial recovery and future success.  He is tenacious in the pursuit of his clients’ goals, responsive to their needs and personally dedicated to delivering consistently high-quality work product.  Jason offers his clients a distinctive mix of insolvency expertise, litigation experience and business know-how.  His background in both commercial litigation and corporate transactions enhance his multidimensional ability to problem-solve throughout the bankruptcy and restructuring process.

Jason was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in the area of bankruptcy law, one of the few attorneys in his field to earn this distinction.
 
 

Recent Committee Matters

American Tire Distributors – Successfully guided committee through financial restructuring providing 100% recoveries for unsecured creditors.

Automotive Parts Distributors – Re-negotiated sale of radiator distributor creating prospect of creditor recoveries.

Bayou Steel – Successfully complete sale of idled Louisiana steel company and preserved litigation claims against equity sponsor to create prospect of creditor recoveries.

Chuck-E-Cheese – Negotiated pandemic-period reorganization of family-friendly chain with over 700 locations.

GT Advanced Technologies – Completed restructuring of innovative materials producer following failed $500 million venture with Apple.

John Varvatos – Negotiated sale of popular fashion brand and successful resolution of equity sponsor litigation to fund creditor recoveries.

NPC – Guided committee through $800 million multiparty sale of the largest national Pizza Hut and Wendy’s franchisee with over 1600 locations.

True Religion – Completed successful pandemic period sale of popular denim company.
 

Other Representative Matters

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

American Blue Ribbon; Apex Parks; Bachrach Acquisition; Bar Louie; Beauty Brands; Bertucci’s; C2 Media; Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar; The Collected Group; FTD Flowers; Fuddruckers; Garden Fresh Restaurants (Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation); Houlihan’s; Innovative Mattress; Jennifer Convertibles; Kona Grill; Krystal Hamburgers; The Limited; Logan’s Roadhouse; Macaroni Grill; Nextsport; OCZ Technology Group; Papa Gino’s; Portrait Innovations; RadioShack; RMH Holdings (Applebee’s franchisee); Real Mex Restaurants; Scout Media; Things Remembered; U.S. Shipping Partners; USA Discounters; The Walking Company; Women’s Apparel Group

Debtor Representation

Barzel Industries Inc.; Broadway Trading, LLC; China Fishery Group

Indenture Trustee Representation

Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc.; Residential Capital LLC
 
Jason was previously selected as a Law360 – Bankruptcy Rising Star.
 

About

Jason Adams has more than 20 years of experience helping clients navigate the world of large commercial bankruptcies.  Today, his practice focuses primarily on creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed M&A and bankruptcy litigation.  Jason has substantial experience in the retail, restaurant, technology, industrial and financial services industries.  He consistently strives to bring practical and streamlined solutions to his clients’ challenges in both an efficient and cost-effective way.

Jason frequently represents unsecured creditors’ committees, individual creditors, and liquidating trusts in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including the negotiation of complex restructurings and chapter 11 sales.  Jason also advises individual creditors in bankruptcy in connection with the enforcement, termination or restructuring of client service and supply agreements, leases and other contractual relationships with debtor entities.  He delivers extensive skill and first-hand experience in the negotiation and drafting of credit and acquisition agreements, and has negotiated and documented numerous lending arrangements and asset sales, both in and out of the bankruptcy context.

Appreciated for his ability to handle highly charged disputes, Jason is valued for identifying the optimal strategy to maximize his clients’ chances for financial recovery and future success.  He is tenacious in the pursuit of his clients’ goals, responsive to their needs and personally dedicated to delivering consistently high-quality work product.  Jason offers his clients a distinctive mix of insolvency expertise, litigation experience and business know-how.  His background in both commercial litigation and corporate transactions enhance his multidimensional ability to problem-solve throughout the bankruptcy and restructuring process.

Jason was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in the area of bankruptcy law, one of the few attorneys in his field to earn this distinction.
 

Experience

 

Recent Committee Matters

American Tire Distributors – Successfully guided committee through financial restructuring providing 100% recoveries for unsecured creditors.

Automotive Parts Distributors – Re-negotiated sale of radiator distributor creating prospect of creditor recoveries.

Bayou Steel – Successfully complete sale of idled Louisiana steel company and preserved litigation claims against equity sponsor to create prospect of creditor recoveries.

Chuck-E-Cheese – Negotiated pandemic-period reorganization of family-friendly chain with over 700 locations.

GT Advanced Technologies – Completed restructuring of innovative materials producer following failed $500 million venture with Apple.

John Varvatos – Negotiated sale of popular fashion brand and successful resolution of equity sponsor litigation to fund creditor recoveries.

NPC – Guided committee through $800 million multiparty sale of the largest national Pizza Hut and Wendy’s franchisee with over 1600 locations.

True Religion – Completed successful pandemic period sale of popular denim company.
 

Other Representative Matters

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

American Blue Ribbon; Apex Parks; Bachrach Acquisition; Bar Louie; Beauty Brands; Bertucci’s; C2 Media; Claim Jumper Steakhouse & Bar; The Collected Group; FTD Flowers; Fuddruckers; Garden Fresh Restaurants (Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation); Houlihan’s; Innovative Mattress; Jennifer Convertibles; Kona Grill; Krystal Hamburgers; The Limited; Logan’s Roadhouse; Macaroni Grill; Nextsport; OCZ Technology Group; Papa Gino’s; Portrait Innovations; RadioShack; RMH Holdings (Applebee’s franchisee); Real Mex Restaurants; Scout Media; Things Remembered; U.S. Shipping Partners; USA Discounters; The Walking Company; Women’s Apparel Group

Debtor Representation

Barzel Industries Inc.; Broadway Trading, LLC; China Fishery Group

Indenture Trustee Representation

Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc.; Residential Capital LLC
 

Honors

Jason was previously selected as a Law360 – Bankruptcy Rising Star.
 
Speaking Engagements