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Michael Best Welcomes Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Pro

September 26, 2017, 08:00 AM

Michael Best announced that Jonathan L. Gold has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He will focus his practice on complex financial restructuring matters, as well as creditors’ rights litigation.

“Jon is a talented attorney, and we jumped at the opportunity to bring him on board,” said Ann Ustad Smith, Chair of the Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. “His more than 20 years of experience in creditors’ rights and complex financial restructuring matters will strengthen our Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Workout team.”

Gold joins the firm from LeClairRyan, where he was a member of the firm’s bankruptcy practice group. In addition to creditors’ rights and restructurings, he also has extensive experience with bankruptcy litigation and state court litigation in the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia courts. His clients include official committees of unsecured creditors, secured lenders, purchasers of bankruptcy estate assets and bankruptcy trustees in the automotive, real estate, construction and retail industries, among others.

“Jon has deep ties within the local business community and is a highly regarded litigator in the region, which will certainly bolster the office’s business development efforts,” said Kevin M. Barner, D.C. Office Managing Partner.

As noted above, Gold litigates on behalf of clients in the bankruptcy courts as well as local state courts. These matters involve, among others, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, disputes concerning executory contracts and unexpired leases, and state court collection matters.

Gold earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law where he was an Associate Executive Editor at the Law Review, and his B.S. from the University of Maryland-College Park, College of Business and Management.

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