JASON R. ADAMS
Partner
(212) 808-5056 (212) 808-5056
JASON R. ADAMS Partner
Jason Adams is experienced in all aspects of chapter 11 cases.  His practice focuses on creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed M&A and bankruptcy litigation.  Jason has substantial experience in the retail, restaurant, technology, financial services and energy 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, indenture trustees and liquidating trusts in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including the negotiation of debtor-in-possession financing and distressed asset sales.  Jason also advises individual creditors in bankruptcy in connection with the enforcement, termination or restructuring of client 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.  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 support transactions enhance his multidimensional ability to problem-solve throughout the bankruptcy and restructuring process.

In his second decade of practice, Jason was named a “Rising Star” in 2015 by Law360 in the area of bankruptcy law, one of the few attorneys in his field to earn this distinction.
 
Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

American Blue Ribbon; American Tire Distributors; Apex Parks; Bachrach Acquisition; Bar Louie; Bayou Steel; Beauty Brands; Bertucci’s; C2 Media; Chuck E. Cheese; FTD Flowers; Fuddruckers; GT Advanced Technologies; Garden Fresh Restaurants (Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation); Houlihan’s; Innovative Mattress; Jennifer Convertibles; John Varvatos; Kona Grill; Krystal Hamburgers; The Limited; Logan’s Roadhouse; Macaroni Grill; NPC International (Pizza Hut and Wendy’s franchisee); OCZ Technology Group; Papa Gino’s; Portrait Innovations; RadioShack; RMH Holdings (Applebee’s franchisee); Real Mex Restaurants; Scout Media; Things Remembered; True Religion; U.S. Shipping Partners; USA Discounters; The Walking Company; Women’s Apparel Group

Debtor Representation

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

Indenture Trustee Representation

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

Lending and Sale Representation

CCS Medical, Inc.; Bulk Petroleum Corporation; FS Jackson Hole Development Company; Archibald Candy Corporation; PremiumWear, Inc.

Other Matters

GOE Lima, LLC; RWJ Management Co, Inc; Cybersight LLC
 
Selected as Law360 – Bankruptcy Rising Star, 2015
 

About

Jason Adams is experienced in all aspects of chapter 11 cases.  His practice focuses on creditors’ rights, debt restructuring, distressed M&A and bankruptcy litigation.  Jason has substantial experience in the retail, restaurant, technology, financial services and energy 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, indenture trustees and liquidating trusts in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including the negotiation of debtor-in-possession financing and distressed asset sales.  Jason also advises individual creditors in bankruptcy in connection with the enforcement, termination or restructuring of client 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.  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 support transactions enhance his multidimensional ability to problem-solve throughout the bankruptcy and restructuring process.

In his second decade of practice, Jason was named a “Rising Star” in 2015 by Law360 in the area of bankruptcy law, one of the few attorneys in his field to earn this distinction.
 

Experience

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

American Blue Ribbon; American Tire Distributors; Apex Parks; Bachrach Acquisition; Bar Louie; Bayou Steel; Beauty Brands; Bertucci’s; C2 Media; Chuck E. Cheese; FTD Flowers; Fuddruckers; GT Advanced Technologies; Garden Fresh Restaurants (Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation); Houlihan’s; Innovative Mattress; Jennifer Convertibles; John Varvatos; Kona Grill; Krystal Hamburgers; The Limited; Logan’s Roadhouse; Macaroni Grill; NPC International (Pizza Hut and Wendy’s franchisee); OCZ Technology Group; Papa Gino’s; Portrait Innovations; RadioShack; RMH Holdings (Applebee’s franchisee); Real Mex Restaurants; Scout Media; Things Remembered; True Religion; U.S. Shipping Partners; USA Discounters; The Walking Company; Women’s Apparel Group

Debtor Representation

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

Indenture Trustee Representation

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

Lending and Sale Representation

CCS Medical, Inc.; Bulk Petroleum Corporation; FS Jackson Hole Development Company; Archibald Candy Corporation; PremiumWear, Inc.

Other Matters

GOE Lima, LLC; RWJ Management Co, Inc; Cybersight LLC
 

Honors

Selected as Law360 – Bankruptcy Rising Star, 2015