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Jason H. Watson

Of Counsel

Atlanta

3340 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30326-1092

P 404-264-4082

F 404-264-4033

Jason Watson offers a background in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency-related issues. Jason works closely with clients to provide practical, informed and efficient solutions with the goal of delivering an optimal resolution.

OVERVIEW

Jason Watson offers a background in virtually all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency-related issues. Jason works closely with clients to provide practical, informed and efficient solutions with the goal of delivering an optimal resolution.

Jason represents secured lenders and special servicers in large bankruptcy matters, including pre-bankruptcy workouts, Chapter 11 cases, and creditor rights-related litigation. He also advises borrowers on practical ways of navigating distressed situations, including sales, liquidations and bankruptcy proceedings.

With experience touching a broad range of industries including retail, food service, construction and hospitality, Jason is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal counsel.

Prior to joining the firm, Jason was of counsel at an Atlanta-based law firm in the creditors’ rights and bankruptcy practice group.

Professional and Community Involvement

Board member, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Member, American Bankruptcy Institute

Advisory board member, ABI Southeastern Workshop

Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

Former chair, Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section

Honors

Chambers USA, 2015-2023

The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2024; Lawyer of the Year, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2022

EXPERIENCE
Experience
  • Represented a third-party logistics company in out of court liquidation that resulted in 100% payout to the primary secured creditor.*
  • Served as national bankruptcy counsel to national fast-food franchiser both as creditor and purchaser of assets.*
  • Represented a lender owed approximately $50 million in connection with vacant parcel of real estate in Manhattan, resulting in significant recovery.*
  • Represented client in connection with acquisition of two manufacturing plants out of a bankruptcy.*
  • Represented an agent for a bank group that was owed in excess of $500 million in the bankruptcy of a resort company.*

*These matters occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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