Jason J. Ben


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Phone: (312) 360-6457

Fax: (312) 360-6520

“Life is full of things you never figured on.”

- Tayari Jones



Jason Ben is a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Practice Group. Jason has represented various parties in complex US and international financial restructurings, including both corporate debtors and secured lenders in Chapter 11 and out-of-court restructurings. He has also represented purchasers of distressed assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code, as well as landlords, suppliers, and other unsecured creditors in a variety of transactional and litigation-related aspects of the debtor-creditor relationship.

Prior to joining Freeborn, Jason was a Partner at Goldstein & McClintock LLLP and an attorney at Arnold & Porter LLP. He began his career at Sidley Austin LLP.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Mortgage finance company in resolving multi-million demand related to complex Swap transaction with an insolvent counterparty.

  • Specialty asset manager in documentation of billions of dollars in secondary loan trading for over 10 years.

  • Third-party fund administration company in documentation and negotiation of administrative and successor roles under million-dollar agented loan documents.

  • Chicago-based hedge fund in the documentation of a wide range of vendor contract negotiations.

  • Global management consulting firm in the negotiation of a consulting agreement with a chapter 11 debtor.

  • London-based hedge fund in turnover litigation involving massive Ponzi Scheme in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

  • Several hedge funds in all aspects of the secondary loan trading market and the documentation of secondary trades on the standard terms and conditions promulgated by the Loan Syndication and Trading Association, Inc.

  • Potential purchaser of major grocery chain proceeding in Chapter 11.

  • Property-level lender in multibillion-dollar real estate company bankruptcy proceeding in the US Bankruptcy
    Court for the Southern District of New York.

  • Group of mezzanine lenders in the successful workout of approximately $600 million in debt that resulted in lenders receiving payment in full.

  • Hedge fund in the purchase of large condominium development in Orlando, Florida out of a pending bankruptcy proceeding.

  • Secured lender in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. 

  • Joint venture development company in Chapter 11 proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Courts for the Central District of California and the Northern District of Illinois.

  • Indenture trustee in the failed insolvencies of several bank holding companies.

  • Indenture trustee in Chapter 11 proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New

  • Tier-1 automotive supplier that commenced parallel cross border insolvency proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the United Kingdom.

  • Tier-1 automotive supplier in its Chapter 11 proceedings in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of

  • Senior debt syndicate owed over $300 million claim in the separate Chapter 11 proceedings of related automotive suppliers in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

  • Billion-dollar car rental company in its cross-border restructuring in the United States and the United
    Kingdom that resulted in the sale of substantially all of the assets of the company.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Chicago Association of Realtors