About Jerry L. Hall

Bankruptcy requires skill, creativity and a little nerve to find the best outcome. With more than two decades navigating distressed situations, Jerry Hall helps his clients choose a way forward and obtain the results they need, whether that's saving thousands of jobs for distressed retail debtors or recovering critical funds for a creditor client.

Grit and creativity in distressed situations

In and out of court, Jerry helps troubled companies, independent directors, indenture trustees, debtors-in- possession, committees, distressed debt investors, secured lenders, and lessors in bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation. He represents clients across industries, including real estate, retail, agriculture, manufacturing, gaming and hospitality, aviation, life sciences, telecommunications and finance. Jerry advises on financial and operational restructurings throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.

Practice Focus

  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency-related litigation
  • Receiverships and equity foreclosures
  • Intercreditor disputes
  • Equitable subordination
  • Substantive consolidation
  • Debt and equity recharacterization

Representative Experience

  • Debtor’s counsel to pork processing enterprise in chapter 11 case.
  • Debtor's counsel to specialty airline offering business class-only service to London in Chapter 11 case.
  • Debtor's counsel to major online advertising company in Chapter 11 case, involving three separate sales of assets.
  • Debtor's counsel to owner/operator of Puerto Rico hotel and casino in Chapter 11 case.
  • Debtor's counsel to manufacturer of lumber and wood products in Chapter 11 case.
  • Counsel to national bank, as secured lender, in eight related dairy farm Chapter 11 cases.
  • Represent mezzanine lender in Chapter 11 case of multi-debtor real estate developers, including related substantive consolidation and intercreditor litigation.
  • Counsel to independent directors in nation pharmacy and retail company in chapter 11.
  • Counsel to independent directors in large media enterprise in chapter 11.
  • Counsel to independent directors in large ambulatory surgery enterprise in chapter 11.
  • Counsel to independent directors global biopharmaceutical company that produces and sells opioid and non-opioid products.
  • Counsel to independent directors of oil and gas enterprise in its Chapter 11 cases.
  • Counsel to independent directors in connection with multiple, separate retail bankruptcy cases, including J.C Penney and others.
  • Counsel to official committee of unsecured creditors of skin, hair, and oral care products seller, achieving significant recovery for unsecured creditors in a chapter 11 case despite secured creditors being substantially undersecured.
  • Counsel to preeminent operator in hospitality industry in connection with purchase of substantially all assets in multiple chapter 11 restaurant cases.
  • Counsel to a fund in its Chapter 15 case.
  • Counsel to court-appointed monitor in the chapter 15 case of popular entertainment company.
  • Counsel to court-appointed receiver of large fashion company in chapter 15 case.

Presentations and Events

  • May 14, 2014
    Puerto Rico in Crisis
    Speaker | Current Topics in Public and Private Sector Restructurings and Bankruptcies