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Jeffrey R. Waxman

Partner

Overview

Jeff Waxman represents debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, official committees of equity holders, secured creditors, plan administrators, liquidating trustees, purchasers of assets, and a wide variety of creditor constituencies and interested parties in Chapter 11 cases. Jeff also represents Chapter 7 trustees, and plaintiffs and defendants in bankruptcy-related preference and fraudulent transfer litigation.

Prior to entering private practice, Jeff served as law clerk to The Honorable Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, and to The Honorable Michael J. Kaplan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York. 

Jeff co-chairs Morris James’ Small Businesses and Start-Ups Group which provides a full range of legal services to assist small business owners to organize and transition their ideas to full-fledged businesses. The practice focuses on addressing issues that are of particular concern to entrepreneurs including initial corporate governance, employment, financing, tax issues, and liquidity.

Professional Affiliations

DSBA Bankruptcy Section, Past-Chair
ABI Southeast Conference, Board Member
American Bar Association, Business Law Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Recent Matters

Debtor Representations

  • Counsel to Punch Bowl Social, et al. (PBS BrandCo LLC), Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Co-Counsel to Sugarfina, et al., Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Counsel to Zumobi, Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counsel in The Play, Inc., Chapter 11 Debtor
  • Counsel to Morris Schneider Wittstadt, LLC, et al., Chapter 11 Debtors
  • Co-Counsel to Angel Medical Systems, Inc., Chapter 11 Debtor

 Creditors’ Committee Representations

  • Co-Counsel Official Committee of Committee and Liquidation Trustee in PQ New York, et al.
  • Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Loot Crate, Inc.
  • Co-Counsel to Ad Hoc Committee of Talc Litigation Claimants in Imerys, et al
  • Co-Counsel to Governmental Plaintiff Ad Hoc Committee in Mallinckrodt, plc, et al.,
  • Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Vertellus Specialties Inc., et al
  • Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors and Liquidation Trustee in Maines Paper & Food, et al
  • Counsel to Construction Lienholder Group in M&G USA Corp., et al.
  • Co-Counsel to Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Sungevity Inc., et al
  • Co-Counsel The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in AmCad Holdings, LLC, et al.
  • Co-Counsel to The Official Committee of Noteholders in Edgenet, Inc. 
  • Counsel to The Official Committee of Equity Security Holders in the case of MiddleBrook Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Counsel to Official Creditors’ Committee and Liquidation Trustee in the case of MaxJet Airways, Inc.

Other Significant Representations

  • Counsel to Westlake Hospital, Chapter 7 Debtor
  • Counsel to ENeura, Chapter 7 Debtor
  • Counsel to Isnak, Chapter 7 Debtor
  • Co-counsel to class action claimants in Weinstein Companies
  • Co-counsel to class claimants in Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
  • Co-counsel to multiple members of Creditors Committee in Boy Scouts of America
  • Counsel to the largest unsecured creditor in and two members of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Forever 21.
  • Counsel to significant creditor and plan proponent in Dvorkin Holdings, LLC
  • Counsel to a general contractor for multiple projects in connection with an insolvent subcontractor
  • Counsel to a landlord of multiple locations in a chain of lube-and-tune stores in Chapter 11
  • Counsel to foreign representatives of a liquidating bankruptcy estate
  • Counsel to multiple governmental entities, including a state, cities, school districts, and taxing entities, in various bankruptcy proceedings, including avoidance actions and other adversary proceedings, lease issues, and claims litigation
  • Counsel to member of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in Hexion Holdings, LLC

Publications

Articles & Publications

News & Events

News & Events

Community

Community

Board Member, SODAT Delaware, Inc.

Recognition

Honors

Chambers USA, 2019 - Present

Delaware Today Top Lawyers, Business Bankruptcy, 2015, 2017, 2019 - Present

Recipient of ABI Medal of Excellence in Bankruptcy

Order of the Barristers

T 302.888.5842
F 302.504.3942

Clerkships

The Honorable Mary F. Walrath, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware

The Honorable Michael J. Kaplan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Admissions

Delaware, 2001
Pennsylvania, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 1998
Temple University, BA, 1995

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