Jonathan L. Howell actively represents clients in Texas and throughout the United States in all facets of litigation and a variety of transactional matters, including business and asset acquisitions, preparation and renegotiation of lending and credit agreements, contract disputes, real property and construction disputes, creditors' rights, out-of-court workouts, debt restructurings, commercial reorganizations, asset protection, and bankruptcy related litigation matters

   Mr. Howell has represented a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from local entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. His clients include business owners, directors, officers, equity investors, traditional and non-traditional lenders, mortgage servicers, private equity firms, hedge funds family offices, institutional investors, REITs, manufacturers, retailers, real estate developers, real estate investors, hospitality groups and hoteliers, oil and gas companies, trade creditors, landlords, official and ad-hoc creditors' committees, trustees and judgement creditors.

 Jonathan L. Howell

     214 525-3941

  •  Education-

    Mr. Howell grew up in the Lake Highlands community of Dallas, attended St. John's Episcopal School and graduated from J. J. Pearce High School.  He received his B.A. in Economics from SMU in 2001 and his J.D. from SMU's Dedman School of Law in 2007, where he was an articles editor for the International Law Review and on the Dean's List.

  • Representative Experience-
  • Served as lead counsel for the official unsecured creditors' committee in Falcon Steel Company and New Falcon Steel, LLC, which collectively represents the interests of holders of approximately $4.5 million in unsecured debt owed to various creditor constituencies. 
  • Acted as lead counsel for multiple Texas-based landlords in Blockbuster, Inc. and related companies in successfully maximizing landlords' recoveries for unpaid lease obligations. 
  • Served as lead counsel in successfully defending a Dallas-based technology firm against Nortel Networks, Inc. for alleged preferential transfers, aggregating more than $3.1 million, and resulting in complete dismissal of all claims.