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Jason Katz maintains a diverse practice comprised of complex business litigation and bankruptcy cases covering a wide range of legal matters.  Jason has experience representing clients in breach of contract cases, employment disputes, construction litigation, agency disputes, claims based on fraud and various other types of litigation and bankruptcy cases.  In addition to representing creditors in high-profile bankruptcies, Jason has experience prosecuting and defending adversary proceedings and representing debtors in Chapter 11 reorganizations.  Jason has experience handling appeals related to his trials in both state court and bankruptcy courts.

His peers have given him an AV® Preeminent™ rating with Martindale Hubbell for his high ethical standards and outstanding legal ability.  Jason received his law degree (2002) and MBA (1999) from University of Arkansas–Fayetteville.  Jason earned a History degree from University of Georgia in 1997.

Experience

In re IESI TX Corp., No. 05-08-00868-CV, 2008 WL 2720331 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2008).

Kern v. Spencer, No. 2-06-199-CV, 2008 WL 2854657 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 2008).

Representative Commercial Litigation Experience

 Successfully obtained judgment after a bench trial permitting a tenant to re-enter leased premises from which they had been wrongfully denied access.

Successfully defended a trust client at bench trial where the Court entered a take nothing judgment in favor of the trust.

Represented banks in lawsuits on promissory notes/guaranties, fed actions, fraud actions and deficiency actions.

Protected companies’ claims in complex federal and state court receivership proceedings.

Represented produce companies with PACA claims.

Successfully collected monies for numerous clients on sworn accounts, contracts and/or judgments.

Representative Bankruptcy Experience

Represented debtors in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings, including a real estate and brokerage firm, hotels, a bowling alley, storage facilities and a mobile air conditioning company.

Pursued fraudulent transfers and preferential claims on behalf of a Chapter 7 Trustee in adversary proceedings.

Represented lenders in adversary proceedings and exemption proceedings.

Defended preference claims and prosecuted administrative claims on behalf of a nationwide telecommunications company.

Protected the interests of an energy company in bankruptcy proceedings (both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11).

Representative Appellate Experience

 Successfully defeated a petition for writ of mandamus before the Dallas Court of Appeals for a waste management company.

Obtained affirmation from the Court of Appeals for a client who obtained summary judgment in the trial court disposing of all claims.

Honors and Distinction

AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2012-2015

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019

Education

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
J.D., 2002
Arkansas Law Review, Associate Editor
National Moot Court Traveling Team
Board of Advocates, Vice Chair

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
M.B.A., 1999

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
B.A., 1997 (Major: History)

Court Admissions

Texas, 2003

Tennessee, 2002

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

Associations/Affiliations

Member, Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law and Business Litigation Sections

Member, State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections