Clifton R. Jessup Jr

Clifton R. Jessup, Jr. concentrates his practice in creditors' rights, business reorganization and bankruptcy.

He has represented secured creditors, unsecured creditors, committees, equity holders, debtors, and trustees in federal bankruptcy cases in over 37 states and Puerto Rico. He has helped businesses and businessmen resolve complex problems involving insolvency and restructuring for over 35 years.

Clifton has represented lenders, lessors and lessees with interests in many types of property. He has also been retained to represent lenders, lessors and lessees in many cases where the risk of bankruptcy was present. He has represented purchasers of assets in bankruptcy cases, and has confirmed Chapter 11 plans for debtors and creditors in five states.

In 2001, he was selected as the Liquidating Trustee under the confirmed Chapter 11 Plan in the Baptist Foundation of Arizona, the largest not-for-profit bankruptcy cases filed to date. The cases involve 11,000 investors and claims in excess of $600 million. He has served also as Estate Representative under confirmed Chapter 11 Plans, and served as examiner in Chapter 11 cases. In 2009, he represented the Opus West Corporation in a Chapter 11 case involving over 50 commercial real estate properties in Arizona, California and Texas with claims in excess of $1.2 billion.

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Areas of Practice 1) Business Reorganization & Financial Restructuring, 2) Bankruptcy law, 3) Business law, 4) Creditors' rights and 5) Corporate reorganization
Law School J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1978
Admitted Year 1979
Education B.A., summa cum laude, Oakwood College, 1976
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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