Associates

Jason L. Weiner

Attorney 

Fellow, INSOL International

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Jason helped develop a niche practice at Schafer and Weiner representing court-appointed receivers.  Jason represents federal and state court appointed receivers over operating and liquidating companies, and has advised on a wide range of business issues including cross border implications, day-to-day company operations, personnel issues, emergency equipment failures, receivership financing, sales of assets from liquor licenses to going-concern business assets, and causes of action against former officers and directors.  

In addition, Jason also represents receivers appointed for other purposes – including helping to facilitate litigation disputes between parties.  Jason is a full member of NAFER, the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers – a member-only organization that selectively admits attorneys who have served as primary counsel for receivers appointed at the request of a Federal agency.

Jason is also a Fellow of INSOL International – The International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals.  Jason successfully completed INSOL's Global Insolvency Practice Course (GIPC).  He was selected as one of 19 applicants from around the world to participate in the 2017-18 GIPC.  Jason learned about insolvency systems around the globe, and gained the tools necessary to help clients navigate the complexities of cross-border insolvencies -  including the use of Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code to preserve and protect assets.  Upon completion of this post-graduate certificate program, he earned the title of Fellow, INSOL International.

In addition, Jason represents and counsels debtor clients in corporate restructurings, chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, and chapter 7 trustees.  Jason’s practice is not limited to business restructuring and bankruptcy, as he also represents companies in a wide range of business litigation and transactional matters.

During law school, Jason served as an extern at the Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney office and as an extern at the Michigan Department of Attorney General, Tobacco and Special Litigation Division.  Prior to attending law school, Jason served as an intern for the Honorable Stephen Adler, President and Chief Judge (Retired), of the National Labor Court of Israel in Jerusalem.  Jason also served as an intern for the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen (Retired), of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and as an intern for the Honorable Bernard A. Friedman, Chief Judge, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

U.S. Counsel for Joint Official Liquidators of Cayman Islands company.

Counsel for federal equity receiver, at the request of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, over Evans Tempcon, Inc., an operating company that engineers and manufactures HVAC systems for recreational, agricultural, and other off-road vehicles.

Counsel for federal equity receiver, at the request of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, over Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Master Fund, LP and its subsidiary Platinum Long Term Growth VIII, LLC, relating to certain Cayman Island investments with Texas oil and gas assets.

Counsel for federal equity receiver, at the request of Bank of America, appointed to liquidate assets of company that formerly operated bowling alleys.

Counsel for state court receiver over assets of defunct company, appointed by the court to facilitate discovery dispute over privilege concerns relating to highly confidential documents.

Counsel for state court receiver, appointed to liquidate assets of company that formerly refurbished cell phones.