Jason Cohen represents corporate debtors and senior and junior secured creditors in all phases of corporate debt restructurings, including negotiating out-of-court workouts and litigating in-court Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases with assets ranging from $20 million to more than $1 billion. Jason also advises parties on debt and equity financing, as well as distressed asset sales.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Jason served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marvin Isgur of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Jason has received numerous recognitions for outstanding representation of clients, and most recently was named a Rising Star in Restructuring and Insolvency (IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide, 2016-2023) and one of the “Best Lawyers in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights” (BL Rankings, Best Lawyers, 2019-2023).
Recent Notable Matters
Mid-South Electric Cooperative — Chapter 11 case of debtor Brazos Electric Cooperative, the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas, forced to file for bankruptcy protection as a result of Winter Storm Uri, as an owner-member and creditor
Wells Fargo, N.A — restructuring of a $1 billion secured revolving credit facility, with an initial borrowing base of $475 million, to Pinedale Energy Partners, LLC, to finance the acquisition of oil and gas properties in Wyoming and for general corporate purposes, as lender and administrative agent
GPIF Aspen Club LLC — consolidated Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases filed by The Aspen Club & Spa, LLC and Aspen Club Redevelopment Company, LLC in the bankruptcy court for the District of Colorado, as senior secured lender creditor
Echo Energy Partners I, LLC — Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, whereby it sold substantially all of its SCOOP/Stack assets to HPS Investment Partners LLC via section 363 for approximately $32.96 million, as debtor
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. — $500 million RBL facility to Rosehill Resources Inc., et al., in Rosehill’s prepackaged Chapter 11 filing, as lender
California Dairies — a California dairy marketing and processing cooperative in the bankruptcy of Dean Foods Co., which concluded through a sale of substantially all assets totaling approximately $545 million,as pre- and post-petition creditor, and chairman of the Unsecured Creditor’s Committee
Ameredev II, LLC — $46.6 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Lilis Energy, Inc. and its affiliates as part of a 363 bankruptcy sales process, as purchaser
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — Chapter 11 bankruptcy case and successful reorganization of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and certain of its affiliates. The plan of reorganization and exit financing included approximately $400 million in a revolving credit facility, $100 million in a term loan and over $85 million in privately placed notes, as administrative agent and RBL Lenders
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy, as agent to the lenders
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — first lien lender group in the Alta Mesa Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, as administrative agent
Alliance of American Football (AAF) — a developmental professional football league in its out of court restructuring efforts and ultimate liquidation through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division
Energy & Exploration Partners, LLC and its affiliates — Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
Linc Energy Ltd. as Australian-based oil, gas, and coal company, and its US subsidiaries — in bankruptcy case, as debtors
TMT Procurement Corporation and 20 TMT-affiliated entities — a Taiwanese shipping group providing worldwide sea-borne transportation services employing a diversified and modern fleet of 16 vessels, in its Chapter 11 proceedings
Trinity River Resources, LP — Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Austin, Texas, as debtor
Omega Navigation — a NASDAQ-traded company, Greece-based company, that wholly owned eight tankers that transport refined petroleum products, chemicals and other liquids worldwide, in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in Houston, Texas
Deep Marine Technology Inc. — owner of offshore vessels and robotic submersibles for use in underwater oil and gas pipeline repair in a bankruptcy case, as debtor
Publications and Speeches
“Avoiding Subordination of Secured Debt After TPC Decision,” Law360, July 19, 2022.
“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream at Preference Claims,” ABA Business Law Today, October 2, 2018.
“US Workers Struggle Even as Prices Rebound,” CCTV America, July 21, 2016.
“A&D Buyside,” Oil & Gas Investor, May 1, 2016.
“As US Shale Drillers Suffer, Even the Bankrupt Keep Pumping Oil,” Reuters, April 1, 2016.
“‘Shale-ionaires’ Suffering from Wave of Bankrupt Oil Drillers,” Bloomberg News, May 20, 2015.
“Bankrupt TMT Can Seek Release Of Creditor-Seized Ships,” Law360, December 6, 2013.
“TMT Creditor Seeks Bankruptcy Court's Nod To Sell Ship,” Law360, November 26, 2013.
“Bankrupt TMT Dodges Creditors' Bad Faith Complaints,” Law360, July 22, 2013.
“Tide Gas Wins Bid To Halt $120M Arcapita Claim Fight,” Law360, July 18, 2013.
“Ship Seizures Push TMT Group Into Bankruptcy,” Law360, June 21, 2013.
“Creditor Calls for Bankruptcy Trustee for Arcapita Unit,” Reuters, March 13, 2013.
“Natural Gas Co. Wants Trustee For Arcapita Subsidiary,” Law360, March 11, 2013.
“Deep Marine Technology,” Turnaround Management Association Houston Chapter, February 1, 2012.