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About Jason

Over the last 12 years, Jason Cohen has represented 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 has often advised parties on debt and equity financing, as well as 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 was selected as one of only twelve “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” by Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts in 2014 and again in 2016.                                       

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy  

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — as administrative agent for the first lien lender group in the Alta Mesa Chapter 11 bankruptcy case

Alliance of American Football (AAF) — represented 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

Deep Marine Technology Inc — as counsel to the debtor, owner of offshore vessels for use in oil and gas transportation

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 — as debtors in the United States subsidiaries

Omega Navigation — a NASDAQ-traded company, which wholly owns eight tankers that transport refined petroleum products, chemicals and other liquids worldwide

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 — as debtor in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in Austin, Texas

Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders

Publications and Speeches

“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.

Credentials

Education

The University of Texas School of Law,
J.D.
2005
with honors
Tulane University,
Bachelor of Arts
2000
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

News

News

US workers struggle even as prices rebound

July 21, 2016
CCTV America Online

Insights

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The Legal 500 United States
Restructuring (including Bankruptcy): Corporate, 2017 - 2019 (Next Generation Lawyer, 2017 - 2019)
Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2019 - 2021
Beard Group, Inc.
Turnarounds & Workouts
Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, 2016; Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer, 2014
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide
Rising Star: Restructuring and Insolvency, 2016 - 2021
ALM Media Properties, LLC
Texas Lawyer
Lawyer on the Rise, 2016