Jennifer D. Raviele

Special Counsel

Phone number
(312) 857-2501
New York
Phone number
(212) 808-7684

For 15 years, Jennifer Raviele has helped clients around the country confidently navigate their rights in bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings in the U.S. and abroad.

In each situation, Jennifer works with a client to identify its specific goals and objectives, then determines the strengths and weaknesses of its position, and designs an action plan to pursue maximum recovery and control, whether through negotiation, litigation—or a hybrid of the two.

In hundreds of retail and restaurant bankruptcy cases, Jennifer has represented the owners and managers of shopping centers throughout the country and addressed the full spectrum of related issues, from lease assignments to rejections, pre-packaged plans of reorganization to structured dismissals, and everything in between.

Since the enactment of Subchapter V of Chapter 11 in 2020, Jennifer has helped clients control their interests and assert their rights in these bankruptcy cases designed for small business debtors. She advises clients on how Subchapter V cases differ from traditional Chapter 11 cases and how to protect themselves in this developing area of the law. She is regularly sought after for her knowledge in this space and frequently produces thought leadership on the topic.

First and foremost, I listen to my clients’ needs. Then, I develop a deep understanding of their businesses to efficiently and effectively solve the problems at hand.”

Owners and Managers of Shopping Centers

A&P Supermarkets; Aerosoles; Anchor Blue 1; Anne Fontaine; Ascena; Avenue Stores 1 & 2; Bed Bath & Beyond; Bi-Lo; Brookstone 1 & 2; Brunschwig & Fils; Caché; Charming Charlie 1 & 2; Christian Bernard Stores; Cineworld (Regal Cinemas); Claire’s; Coldwater Creek; Comer Bakery Café; Daffy’s; David’s Bridal; Destination Maternity; DirectBuy Home Improvement; E-Brands Restaurants; Ellen Tracy; Escada; EMS 1 & 2; Everything But Water; Eye Gallery; Fired Up; FoodFirst; Forever 21; Fresh & Easy 1 & 2; Fresh Acquisitions; Gander Mountain Co.; Haggen Market; Hancock Fabrics; Harry & David; Hear USA; hhgregg; Hometown Buffet; iPic Theaters; Jenny Craig; Joyce Leslie; Kazi Foods of Michigan; KB Toys 2; IPC International; Life Uniform; Loehmann’s; Lolli & Pops; Love Culture; Lucky’s Market; Mattress Firm; Movie Gallery; Oreck; Papyrus; Party City; Party Fowl; Paul Rosa; Penn Camera Exchange; Picture People; Pier 1 Imports; Pumpkin Patch; Pure Beauty Salons and Boutiques; Ritz Camera 1 & 2; Robb & Stucky; RoomStore 1 & 2; Round Table Pizza; S&K Famous Brands; Sbarro 1 & 2; SD Restaurant Group; Simply Fashion Stores; Simply Mac; Solstice Sunglasses; Sportsman’s Warehouse; Styles For Less; Sugarfina; TooJay’s Restaurant; Trade Secret 1 & 2; Tuesday Morning 1 & 2; Urban Brands (Ashley Stewart 1); Vanity Shops; Vitamin World; Wet Seal 1 & 2; Zio’s Restaurant

Individual Creditors

4 Kids Entertainment; Amigo Supermarket; AMR (American Airlines); Chemtura; Energy Conversion Devices; First Republic Group Realty; Fitch Oil; Flying J; Gas City; Hawker Beechcraft; Lehman Brothers Holdings; Lyondell Chemical; Magna Entertainment; Momentive Performance Materials; Plymouth Oil; Pope & Talbot; Provident Royalties; Scottsdale Cinema Group; SMF Energy; St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center of New York; Tribune Co.

Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors

Anchor Blue 2; Bachrach Acquisition; Dickinson Theatres; GT Advanced Technologies; Magic Brands (Fuddruckers); Women’s Apparel Group; Z Gallerie

Indenture Trustees

Accredited Home Lenders Holding Co.; Caesars Entertainment Operating Co.; Leiner Health Care Products; Midway Games

Pro Bono

Credit Abuse Resistance Program, Chicago Chapter.

Assisted in the representation of a single mother seeking to obtain custody of her children, child support, and an order of protection.

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2015-2019.

American Bankruptcy Institute

International Council of Shopping Centers

National Association of Women Lawyers

New York Cares, volunteer, 2000–2017.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection,” polling location monitor, 2008.