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Jed Donaldson’s practice focuses on commercial bankruptcy matters and out-of-court workouts.  Jed has advised distressed entities and major constituencies in chapter 11 proceedings, including debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, debtor-in-possession lenders, exit-finance lenders, claims traders and distressed debt investors, lessors, and asset purchasers.  Additionally, Jed represents secured creditors in chapter 13 and 7 proceedings, as well as chapter 7 trustees. Jed has successfully litigated matters on behalf of creditors and trade vendors, including motions for relief from stay, nondischargeability complaints, discharge injunction complaints, preference complaints, fraudulent transfer complaints, declaratory judgment actions, and actions seeking injunctive relief. 

Education

  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010) Journal of Law & Technology, Senior Staff Member & Solicitations Committee Member, 2008-2009
  • University of Richmond (B.A., Economics, 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Clerkships

  • Honorable Frank J. Santoro, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia, 2010-2011
  • Honorable Dennis W. Dohnal, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Intern Law Clerk, Summer 2009
  • Honorable Kevin R. Huennekens, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Extern Law Clerk, Winter/Spring 2009

Representative Experience

  • In re Penn Virginia Corp., et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2016), co-counsel to official committee of unsecured creditors in restructuring of $1.2 billion of long term debt
  • In re Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2015), co-counsel to asset purchaser in chapter 11 § 363 sale and $339.5 million acquisition of debtors' oil and natural gas assets
  • In re Patriot Coal Corp., et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2015), counsel to asset purchaser in chapter 11 plan sale and $804 million acquisition of debtors' coal mining complexes
  • In re River City Renaissance, LC, et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014), counsel to chapter 11 debtors in contested chapter 11 § 363 sale of $37.35 million apartment portfolio
  • In re James River Coal Co., et al. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2014), co-counsel to asset purchaser in chapter 11 § 363 sale and $52 million acquisition of debtors' coal mining complexes
  • In re Virginia United Methodist Homes of Williamsburg, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2013), counsel to DIP lender and exit finance lender in chapter 11 reorganization
  • La Bella Dona Skin Care, Inc. v. Harton (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2013), counsel to judgment creditor and obtained summary judgment on nondischargeability complaint

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015-2017 for Creditor Debtor Rights
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Medal of Excellence, University of Richmond School of Law, Class of 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (Highest Grade); Corporate Fraud & Litigation, Spring 2010, & Ethics in Civil Litigation, Fall 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
  • Turnaround Management Association

Published Works

  • Parent Corporations: Mitigating Risk & Preserving Rights When A Subsidiary Files For Chapter 11, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Vol. XXXII, No. 8, September 2013
  • You Can Come Under the TARP, But First . . . The Bank of America - Merrill Lynch Merger was a Failure of Corporate Governance, 9 Fla. St. U. Bus. Rev. 21, August 2010

Community Involvement

  • VCU Massey Cancer Center, Community Advisory Board
  • University of Richmond School of Law, Young Graduates' Association, Board of Directors (2011-2014)

Publications