Overview

Jack is counsel to the firm in the Columbus office. His practice focuses on business reorganizations and creditor-debtor rights law, representing debtors, creditor committees, and financial institutions and syndicates in business workouts, loan restructurings and Chapter 11 cases.

His business reorganization practice includes non-judicial workouts, the purchase and sale of businesses, receiverships and foreclosures. His Chapter 11 practice includes counseling and advice in connection with the structuring of transactions, purchase of assets and businesses out of bankruptcy, and representation in significant Chapter 11 cases in Ohio and elsewhere, including The Antioch Company, The Horizon PCS, Ormet, Cardinal Industries, Federated Stores, Elder-Beerman, Phar-Mor, Cooker Restaurants, Quaker Coal, and ESM Government Security cases. Jack serves as a mediator in commercial disputes and is a frequent speaker on various insolvency, bankruptcy and lender liability topics. He has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and has been recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® and is listed as a leading bankruptcy attorney in Chambers USA.

Education

  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., cum laude, 1969)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.A., 1966)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee, Chair, 1982-1984
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Best Lawyers® Columbus, Ohio Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Banking
  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow
  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Band One (highest ranking), Ohio

Community

  • Brass Band of Columbus, past Board of Directors, past Secretary
  • Dublin Community Bands, Founding Member, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2011-present
  • United Cerebral Palsy, past President
  • Columbus Metropolitan Club, past President
  • Center for New Directions, past Treasurer
  • Dublin Arts Council, past President