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Christopher A. Jones
Partner
3190 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 800
Falls Church, VA 22042-4510
Phone: 703.280.9263
Fax: 703.280.8942
cajones@wtplaw.com
919 East Main Street
Suite 1000
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 703.280.9263
Fax: 703.280.8942
Awards

Representations

Special litigation counsel to Raymond Yancey, Chapter 7 Trustee for M.S. Grand, Inc. to pursue avoidance claims

Special litigation counsel to H. Jason Gold, Chapter 11 trustee for Vijay K. Taneja and related cases; recovered over $7 million for the estates pursuing avoidance claims

Counsel for FUJIFILM North America as member of the official committee of unsecured creditors in Ritz Camera chapter 11 case

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Ennstone, Inc.; committee supported plan confirmed; representing trustee of Ennstone Litigation Trust in all matters

Counsel and designated representative for member of committee in Circuit City Stores Chapter 11 case; member of oversight committee for Circuit City Trust

Represented individual real estate developer in chapter 11, obtaining confirmation and consummation of chapter 11 plan involving over $20 million in claims

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Mohawk Marketing Corporation; committee plan confirmed; representing Mohawk Marketing Liquidation Trust

Represented the rehabilitator of Land America Title Company and Commonwealth Land Title in the LandAmerica Financial Group Chapter 11 case

Represented trustees in Rowe Furniture and Storehouse Inc. cases; obtained $6.625 million settlement for D&O claims

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Craft Machine Works

Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors of Rennie Petroleum Corporation

Represented the Tobacco Row Apartments in Richmond, VA, a $20 million historic apartment development, in its successful reorganization which paid all creditors 100% of claims

Represented debtor in obtaining $19 million plan financing, paying all creditors 100% of claims

Represented Heilig-Meyers Corporation in its Chapter 11 case

Represented Fas Mart Convenience Stores in its Chapter 11 case

Represented Tultex Corporation in its Chapter 11 case Virginia

 

Published Opinions

Bankruptcy Opinions

Allen v. Park Place Condo. Ass'n (In re Allen), 2011 Bankr. LEXIS 2217 (E.D. Va. June 2, 2011) (represented condominium association)

Smoot v Tavenner, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 13366 (4th Cir. May 30, 2006) (represented chapter 7 trustee)

Ruck v. Tavenner, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22493 (E.D. Va. 2006) (represented chapter 7 trustee)

In re Epley, 2005 Bankr. LEXIS (Bankr. E.D. Va. Dec. 28, 2005) (represented chapter 7 trustee)

In re Tobacco Road Phase IA, LLP, 338 B.R. 684 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2005) (represented chapter 11 debtor)

Lubman v. C.A. Guard Masonry Contrs., Inc. (In re Gem Constr. Corp. of Va.), 2000 Bankr. LEXIS 1769 (Bankr. E.D. Va. Jan. 11, 2000) (represented chapter 7 trustee)

Other Opinions

Caudill v. County of Dinwiddie, 259 Va. 785, 529 S.E.2d 313 (2000) (securities litigation)

Bass v. City of Richmond Police Dep’t, 258 Va. 103, 515 S.E.2d 557 (1999) (workers’ compensation)

Augusta County Sheriff’s Dep’t v. Overbey, 254 Va. 522, 492 S.E.2d 631 (1997) (workers’ compensation)

Hayes v. 4 E Corp., 2000 Va. App. LEXIS 23 (Va. App. 2000) (workers’ compensation)

Lindenfeld v. City of Richmond Sheriff’s Office, 25 Va. App. 775, 492 S.E.2d 506 (1997) (workers’ compensation)

Recognitions

AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, published by Chambers and Partners: 2015 - present

Named a Virginia Super Lawyer: 2007 - present

Listed in Best Lawyers in America: 2010 - present

Listed in Virginia Business Magazine's Legal Elite: 2011 - 2013

Publications & Presentations

Articles & Publications

“Bullock v. BankChampaign: Supreme Court Establishes a Heightened Standard for Determining “Defalcation” by a Fiduciary Under 11 U.S.C. Section 523(a)(4)” with Justin P. Fasano, Bankruptcy Law Section, Virginia State Bar (Fall 2013)

“Required Reading for Banks and Other Secured Lenders:  In Re Tousa, Inc., 680 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2012)” with Richard Maxwell, Fee Simple, Real Property Section, Virginia State Bar (Spring 2013)

“Stern v. Marshall in Virginia” with David W. Gaffey, Bankruptcy Law News, Bankruptcy Law Section, Virginia State Bar (Winter 2013) 

“Getting Your Money: Victim’s Pursuit of Claims Against Third Parties in Ponzi Schemes; Madoff Courts Toss Claims Against Banks”, Commercial Fraud Committee Newsletter, American Bankruptcy Institute (February 2012)

“Three Liens Under Virginia Law that May be Recorded Post-Petition Under Sec. 362(b)(3)” with Aaron L. Casagrande, Bankruptcy Law News, Bankruptcy Law Section, Virginia State Bar (Winter/Spring 2009) 

“Revoking the Debtor’s Discharge under Sec. 727(d)(3)” with Tara L. Elgie, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter, American Bankruptcy Institute (January 2007)

Presentations & Seminars

“Modern Fraudulent Transfer Litigation” – Panelist with Hon. Margaret Dee McGarity and Ronald R. Peterson, Esq., Spring Seminar of National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (April 2014)

“When a Chapter 11 Case Goes Bad” – Panelist with Hon. Robert G. Mayer and Kenneth M. Misken, Esq., Virginia CLE’s Hot Topics in Bankruptcy Law (March 2014)

“Bankruptcy Ethics: NOT an Oxymoron” – Panelist with Augustus C. Epps, Jr., Esq. and Sheila deLa Cruz, Esq., VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (May 2013)

“Ethics of Representing Debtors and Estates in Bankruptcy” – Panelist with Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell, Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association (March 2013)

“Bankruptcy Litigation:  A Discussion of Prima Facie Cases, Affirmative Defenses, and Related Issues” – Panelist with Augustus C. Epps, Jr., Esq. and Sheila deLa Cruz, Esq., VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (May 2012)

“New Developments and Strategies in Bankruptcy Preference Defense” – Panelist for ABA Webinar (February 2012)

“Trial Practice, Stipulation and Presentation of Evidence” – Panelist with Hon. Frank J. Santoro and Tyler P. Brown, Esq., 20th Annual Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association Seminar (February 2012)

“To Be or Not To Be Employed in Bankruptcy:  A Consideration of Ethical Issues” – Panelist with Hon. William F. Stone, Jr. and Robert S. Westermann, Esq., VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (May 2011)

“Ethics ‘Stew’ – A Smorgasbord of Issues involving Ethics in Bankruptcy” – Panelist with Hon. Stephen S. Mitchell, VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (May 2010)

“Selling, Buying and Keeping Technology Licenses in Bankruptcy” – Panelist with Douglas R. Gooding, Committee Educational Session (Technology and Telecommunications) Spring 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Bankruptcy Institute

“Current Issues involving Ethics in Bankruptcy” – Panelist with Hon. William F. Stone, Jr. and Karen M. Crowley, VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (April 2009) 

“Bankruptcy Basics – a Primer” – Presenter, Lexwork International (October 2008)

“Post-Judgment Collections & Bankruptcy Issues” – Presenter, NBI Collections Seminar (October 2007)

“Bankruptcy Law Essentials for the Employment Law Generalist” – Panelist with Hon. William F. Stone, Jr., and Blackwell N. Shelley, Jr., VBA Annual Meeting (January 2007)

“Bankruptcy Law Essentials for the Employment Law Generalist” – Panelist with Hon. Kevin R. Huennekens and Blackwell N. Shelley, Jr., VBA 36th Annual Conference on Labor Relations and Employment Law (October 2006)

“The Three Phrases No One Wants to Hear: Conflict of Interest, Inadequate Disclosure, and Disgorgement of Fees” –  Presenter, VBA Bankruptcy Law Conference (April 2006)

“No Good Deeds Go Unpunished – Bankruptcy Issues in Real Estate” – Contributor and Panelist, 22nd Annual Real Estate Practice (2004)

Memberships & Activities

Board Member and Past President: Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association 

Member: Board of Governors, Bankruptcy Section, Virginia State Bar

Member: Real Estate Section, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Virginia State Bar

Member: Bankruptcy Section Executive Council, Virginia Bar Association

Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law (J.D. 1996)
  • Duke University (B.A. 1992)