Jesse is a native of the Berkshires who returned after practicing in a large law firm in Columbus, Ohio. He helps clients establish and achieve their goals by putting service first and by rigorously questioning, listening and analyzing. Clients praise Jesse’s efficiency, practicality, and steady hand in crises. He has been recognized as a 2012 Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Boston magazine.
Jesse represents clients in starting, growing, purchasing, financing, restructuring, selling and liquidating businesses. He negotiates on behalf of companies and individuals regarding a range of contracts, from leases to supply contracts to loan documents to consulting and other services agreements. He also advises companies on compliance with state and federal regulations related to finance.
Jesse was trained as a business insolvency attorney, in part through his service as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert D. Martin, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin. He has represented secured creditors, unsecured and trade creditors, creditors’ committees, taxpayers, trustees and receivers in chapter 11, chapter 7, chapter 13, foreclosure, debt collection and receivership proceedings. He has had significant experience in chapter 11 cases, especially in the retail and manufacturing industries, having represented multiple clients in cases such as In re General Growth Properties, Inc. and In re Lyondell Chemical Company, both in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Since joining the firm, Jesse has become a valuable addition to the Business, Banking and Transactions Group where his sophistication in dealing with complex legal and financial matters – honed during his years of bankruptcy work — has made him very effective transactions counsel.
- Dartmouth College, A.B.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
Areas of Practice
- Business, Banking and Financial Transactions
- Business Organization and Capital Formation
- Corporate and Business Counseling
- Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights
- Commercial Disputes and Litigation
- Hon. Robert D. Martin, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin
- 2012 Super Lawyer “Rising Star”
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the First Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio
- State of Ohio
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Berkshire Bar Association
- Hampden County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
- Contributing Editor, Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice (3d ed.)
- "New York Bankruptcy Court Topples Contractual Barriers to Filing Chapter 11: Part II," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, December 2009/January 2010
- "New York Bankruptcy Court Topples Contractual Barriers to Filing Chapter 11: Part I,"
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, November 2009
- "Where wife has title, can bankrupt husband who resides in home and shares expenses make a homestead claim?" American Bar Association's Real Property, Trust and Estate Report, June