Litigation

Wick Phillips Adds to Its Bankruptcy And Litigation Practice Groups

DALLAS - Wick Phillips Gould & Martin LLP, a full-service business law firm, is expanding its bankruptcy and litigation practice groups with the hire of Jonathan Covin, a bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights specialist.

Covin has extensive experience in corporate restructuring and bankruptcy litigation representing a variety of constituencies, including debtors, trustees, unsecured creditors' committees, bank groups, secured creditors, financial institutions, indenture trustees and purchasers of assets from distressed companies. He has handled contested plan confirmation hearings, preference, fraudulent transfer, and equitable subordination actions, automatic stay litigation, non-dischargeability actions, claims objections, post-confirmation litigation and other bankruptcy-related matters.

In Covin's federal and state court litigation practice, he has worked on a broad array of complex commercial litigation matters, including director and officer liability, professional malpractice cases and oil and gas disputes.

With a unique business background, Covin marketed equity derivative products to corporate clients for Goldman Sachs in New York. He also served as chief financial officer of a high-technology startup in Cambridge, Mass. Before joining Wick Phillips, Covin was a partner with the law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP in Dallas, and with Shore Freeman Mills PC in Tyler, Texas.

Covin attended Stanford Law School, where he graduated with honors with a JD. He also attended Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. degree.

Wick Phillips' specialty areas include commercial litigation, bankruptcy, creditor's rights, civil appeals, corporate, corporate advisory, labor and employment and securities. For more information, visit www.wickphillips.com.