Jonathan Friedland is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein’s Corporate Practice Group.
Jonathan’s corporate work includes serving as outside general counsel to a number of closely held businesses and their principals and a robust practice representing private equity funds and others in their M&A activities. The wide range of corporate issues he advises clients on include: fiduciary duties; structuring issues; credit negotiations; general contract issues; and employee matters.
Jonathan also leads the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency Service Group. He has extensive experience in guiding companies and their constituents through a variety of financially challenging situations. He represents banks, debtors, official and ad hoc creditor committees, and other stakeholders in Chapter 11 cases, assignments for the benefit of creditors, receiverships, and out-of-court workouts. He is lead author of Strategic Alternatives for Distressed Businesses, an 800 page treatise. He has litigated the full array of matters that arise in bankruptcy court, including involuntary, discharge, dismissal, lift stay, preference, fraudulent conveyance, equitable subordination, substantive consolidation, and confirmation issues. Jonathan is lead author of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation, a 1500 page treatise.
Jonathan is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, holds a 10/10 rating on the attorney rating website AVVO, has been repeatedly recognized as an Illinois “superlawyer,” and has received several other similar distinctions. Jonathan has been profiled, interviewed, and/or quoted in a number of publications, including Buyouts Magazine; Smart Business Magazine; The M&A Journal; Inside Counsel; LAW360; Business Week.com; The Bankruptcy Strategist; Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review; Bankruptcy Court Decisions; Dow Jones LBO Wire; and the Daily Deal.
Restructuring & Insolvency Group Chair
General corporate law
2008-05 – Present
University of Pennsylvania Law School
1991 – 1994