Biography

As a partner in Fox's Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice and the Wilmington, Delaware office's practice leader, Jeffrey maintains a diverse law practice in the areas of:

  • Financial restructuring
  • Business advice and litigation
  • Bankruptcy, including Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcies
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Debt restructurings
  • Liquidations
  • Loan workouts
  • Mediation

Jeffrey's clients include:

  • Debtors
  • Committees
  • Delaware corporations and limited liability companies
  • Trustees
  • Unsecured and secured creditors
  • Purchasers
  • Litigants in federal and state courts

Named as one of the leading corporate restructuring attorneys in Delaware by Chambers USA, Jeffrey has more than 25 years of professional experience, first as an economist and then as an attorney.

Jeffrey has represented the interests of all types of parties in hundreds of cases in Delaware since the early 1990s. He represents domestic and international clients, with highlights including the representation of Major League Baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy and ad hoc bondholder committees in two of the largest Chapter 11 cases in Delaware (Washington Mutual; Energy Future). Recent debtor representations include companies in the following industries: mining and steel pellet production; electric vehicle and energy storage; pallet leasing and logistics; event rental services and products. Other recent representations include an ad hoc group of noteholders who became part of an investment consortium in the reorganization of an energy company, other ad hoc creditor groups active in restructurings, senior lending institutions in reorganizations, an equity committee of an international shipping company restructuring and a group of more than 20 franchisees for a temporary staffing company.

In addition, Jeffrey advises corporations and limited liability companies on Delaware law. He also represents clients in litigation before Delaware courts, including the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Jeffrey is a certified mediator for commercial disputes. Jeffrey completed an intensive mediation training program at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a member of the Mediation Panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Jeffrey was an equity partner and Chairman of the Board at his former firm. Prior to attending law school, Jeffrey worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve and subsequently for a large financial institution.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Jeffrey is an adjunct professor of law at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary.

Jeffrey has been active in various community and nonprofit organizations, including service on the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Historical Society, Board of Directors of the Grand Opera House, Board of Directors (past President) of the Westover Hills Civic Association and the National Advisory Council for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the Building and Grounds Committee of CCCH.

Jeffrey has been engaged in various professional organizations, including as a longstanding Board Member of the Delaware Lawyer, Vice Chair of an ABA Subcommittee and member of an ABI Advisory Group.

Jeffrey is one of the owners of a Class A minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized annually by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as “Restructuring Attorney of the Year in Delaware” by Corporate Intl Magazine (2014)
  • Included as a “Top Attorney in Delaware” by Philadelphia Magazine (2014)

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