Jason I. Blanchard

Associate

New York
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Overview

Jason Blanchard focuses his practice on the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and debtors’ and creditors’ rights. Having a depth of experience clerking for a bankruptcy judge, Jason is intimately familiar with the many facets of bankruptcy practice and litigation. He also has experience representing private and public entities in state and federal courts, which gives him insight into the needs of a variety of clients. Never one to back down from a challenge, Jason works closely with clients to solve the complex puzzles associated with bankruptcy and restructuring. 

Select Experience

  • In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC: Represent Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in the litigation of several avoidance actions and disputes involving creditor claims.
  • Experience navigating § 363 asset sales of operating entities and nonprofit companies, post-petition financings, the rejection and assumption of executory contracts, and chapter 11 plan confirmation issues.
  • Experience with international insolvency matters, including recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
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Experience

  • In re Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC: Represent Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the Securities Investor Protection Act liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in the litigation of several avoidance actions and disputes involving creditor claims.
  • Experience navigating § 363 asset sales of operating entities and nonprofit companies, post-petition financings, the rejection and assumption of executory contracts, and chapter 11 plan confirmation issues.
  • Experience with international insolvency matters, including recognition under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • Experience representing parties in corporate and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts.
  • Represented a creditor in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case in negotiating and consummating a sale of commercial real estate to the debtor.
  • Representing Examiner in investigating the role of U.S. affiliate in the largest bank fraud alleged in the history of the Republic of India.
  • Represented trade creditor in defending against the liquidating trustee’s motion to deny the client’s priority claim under § 503(b)(9) before the Delaware Bankruptcy Court. Drafted appellate brief before the Delaware District Court regarding the Bankruptcy Court’s partial denial of the client’s § 503(b)(9) claim.
  • Represented creditor in contesting an objection to its proofs of claim by the post-confirmation liquidating trustee and negotiating a settlement of the same in the N.D. of Texas Bankruptcy Court.
  • Represented liquidating trust in analyzing claims filed against the Debtors’ estates and in drafting objections to the same before the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court.
  • Represented alleged subsequent transferee in vacating a default entered against the client and in defending against the liquidating trustee’s appeal before the S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy and District Courts.
  • Represent unsecured creditor in contesting dismissal of involuntary chapter 7 case and voluntary chapter 11 case in the S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Court. Draft appellate brief before the S.D.N.Y. District Court regarding the Bankruptcy Court’s dismissal of the cases.
  • Represent creditor with potential issues related to the debtors’ rejection of its asset purchase agreement and related contracts in the S.D.N.Y. bankruptcy court.
  • Represented limited liability company member considering filing a chapter 11 case in which the company’s authority to commence the case was limited by its operating agreement and financing agreement with its secured creditor.
  • Represented company in connection with its out of court restructuring involving the sale and licensing of intellectual property, and financing. Drafted language concerning § 365(n) of the Bankruptcy Code and advised on protections afforded to licensees of intellectual property and secured creditors.
  • Represented creditor in chapter 15 proceeding involving a contest over recognition and recognition-related relief in the S.D.N.Y. Bankruptcy Court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Alan S. Trust, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D.N.Y. (2012 to 2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2011; Articles Editor, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law
  • B.S., Management, Tulane University, 2007