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Jason Watson

Jason H. Watson

Of Counsel
Phone: 404.504.5461
Fax: 404.365.9536
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Jason Watson understands all aspects of bankruptcy and insolvency-related issues. He represents secured lenders and special servicers in large scale bankruptcy matters, including pre-bankruptcy workouts, Chapter 11 cases and creditor rights-related litigation. Mr. Watson also advises borrowers on practical ways of navigating distressed situations, including sales, liquidations and bankruptcy proceedings. His experience has touched a broad range of industries including retail, food service, construction and hospitality.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a third party logistics company in out of court liquidation that resulted in 100% payout to the primary secured creditor.
  • National bankruptcy counsel to national fast-food franchiser both as creditor and purchaser of assets.
  • Represented a lender owed approximately $50 million in connection with vacant parcel of real estate in Manhattan, resulting in significant recovery.
  • Represented client in connection with acquisition of two manufacturing plants out of a bankruptcy.
  • Represented an agent for a bank group that was owed in excess of $500 million in the bankruptcy of a resort company.


  • Selected, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2015 - 2023
  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2020 – 2024
  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2013 – 2024


  • Board of Directors, Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute, 2009 – present
  • Board of Directors, Bankruptcy Section of Atlanta Bar Association, 2001 – 2010; Chair, 2009 – 2010
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2008 - present
  • Member, Advisory Board for ABI Southeastern Workshop, 2018 - present
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy