As a partner in the Bryan Cave’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditor’s Rights Group and Financial Services Client Service Group, Jason represents private equity and hedge fund investors, financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations, and bankruptcy trustees throughout the United States in bankruptcy and creditor’s rights matters. Jason has over fifteen years of experience in the lender and borrower-side loan workouts and in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, with specific emphasis on troubled borrower restructuring and forbearance, commercial foreclosure and creditor's rights, DIP and exit finance, and the Chapter 11 plan confirmation process.
As an experienced deal maker and litigator, Jason regularly represents clients in real estate, finance, and M&A (distressed and non-distressed) transactions, and in litigated matters in federal and state courts. He routinely advises clients in high-stakes judgment recovery litigation, on structuring distressed and non-distressed transactions, and on fiduciary duty issues (particularly in the so-called zone of insolvency).
Mr. DeJonker has been published numerous times in a variety of periodicals, and has presented on bankruptcy, litigation, and corporate issues across the country. He was identified as a "Rising Star" by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2010 through 2015. He also was named one of The Best Lawyers in America© from 2015 through 2017.
Mr. DeJonker has a strong commitment to public service and currently holds leadership positions with several minority and diversity organizations, including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). In 2013, NAPABA named Jason as one of its Best Lawyers Under 40. Recently, Jason was selected as the Chair-Elect for the Executive Council for the Fellows Alumni Association for LCLD, a national leadership program sponsored by Fortune 500 companies and Am Law 100 law firms to increase diversity at their leadership levels.