Read about some of the recognition and coverage that our attorneys have received:

    • Attorney Awards and Recognition
      Jager Smith P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorneys Bruce F. Smith, Michael J. Fencer, and Joanne D'Alcomo have been named as Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2013 by Boston Magazine. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    • Jager Smith and Bruce F. Smith Recognized by Chambers & Partners, U.S.A.

      Jager Smith and Bruce F. Smith were recently recognized by Chambers & Partners, U.S.A. as leaders in bankruptcy and restructuring in Massachusetts.

    • Jager Smith Secured Substantial Dividend for Unsecured Creditors in Baytown Navigation Cases

      Jager Smith has represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Baytown Navigation Inc. and its affiliated debtors, filed in Houston, Texas. In the very early days of the cases, many opined that unsecured creditors were entirely out of the money, with no hope of any recovery given the more than $242 million of senior secured debt, and the more than $36 million of subordinated secured debt. Despite such predictions, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas entered an order confirming the Debtors' consensual, second amended liquidating plan, which was the direct result of Jager Smith's formulation of that plan structure, and its successful negotiation with the subordinated secured lenders, and the Debtors and their professionals on the plan economics, which provided for a meaningful return on allowed unsecured claims. Attorneys Bruce F. Smith, Michael J. Fencer, Jonathan M. Horne, and Timothy J. Durken of the firm were involved in the engagement.

    • W Hotel Bankruptcy Continues

      Jager Smith has successfully represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of SW Hotel Venture LLC and its affiliated debtors. On November 14, 2011, the Plan was confirmed by the Bankruptcy Court, providing for a 100% dividend, with interest, for unsecured creditors. Most unsecured creditors received the first payment of one-third of their allowed claim. Thereafter, Prudential Insurance Company appealed to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) and the BAP reversed the confirmation order. The debtor then appealed to the United States Court of Appeals, where the case still resides.

    • Jager Smith and Kavinoky Cook Orchestrate Successful Purchase of Assets

      Jager Smith, together with its co-counsel Kavinoky Cook, LLP of Buffalo, New York, succeeded in their representation of an asset buyer in the consolidated Chapter 11 proceedings of K. Van Bourgondien of Virginia, Inc. and Simple Pleasures Flowerbulbs & Perennials, Inc., both pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Attorney Michael J. Fencer of Jager Smith and Attorney David A. LoTempio of Kavinoky Cook negotiated the client's private purchase of all, or substantially all of the bankruptcy debtors' assets, and secured their client's acquisition through an Article 9 secured party sale of related intellectual property and trade names from a non-debtor affiliate of the debtors-in-possession.  The parties successfully closed the Court approved sale.

    • Attorney Awards and Recognition
      Jager Smith P.C. is pleased to announce that Attorneys Bruce F. Smith, Michael J. Fencer, Edward Gerard Jager, Andrew J. Ley, and Howard P. Blatchford, Jr. have been honored in Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers for 2012, a list of Top Rated Lawyers created by LexisNexis® utilizing its Martindale-Hubbell database.  In that search, LexisNexis® tapped the comprehensive database of Peer Review Ratings™ to identify lawyers who have been rated by their peers to be AV® Preeminent™— the highest Peer Review Rating available.  Ratings are established via confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary who have been invited to provide reviews of lawyers of whom they have professional knowledge.

      Partners Bruce Smith and Michael Fencer were named to the list of top Bankruptcy lawyers in Boston, and partner Howard P. Blatchford, Jr. was named among the top rated in Boston for Commercial Litigation.  Partners Edward Gerard Jager and Andrew J. Ley were named to the list of top Boston attorneys in Business/Commercial law and Real Estate law respectively.

      The firm’s attorneys are recognized as being among those distinguished in their respective fields of business law and litigation, and commercial real estate law.  Other honors include being named as Super Lawyers, and the AV® Preeminent™ peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.  View the complete list of Boston's Top Rated Lawyers for 2012 here.
  • Baytown Navigation Enterprises, Inc., Makes Headlines
    There is quite a bit of action in the shipping industry in the wake of the Baytown Navigation proceedings. Jager Smith has a front row seat as an integral part of this reorganization process.



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