Jeffrey G. Hamilton's practice is concentrated in the areas of complex business litigation and bankruptcy litigation. He has significant experience with all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings, including commencing and defending bankruptcy claims, negotiating workouts and settlements, handling distressed properties and assets, and counseling distressed companies. His experience includes acting as a court-appointed Special Master and as Counsel to receivers in actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He represents clients in a variety of industries, with a primary focus on banking, securities, real estate, transportation, and insurance.
Mr. Hamilton also has significant experience with complex business litigation, including general business disputes, fraud claims, breach of contract claims, lender liability, misrepresentation claims, accounting malpractice and trade secrets.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Mr. Hamilton was a briefing attorney for United States District Judge Terry R. Means for two years.
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- Serve as counsel to financial institution in wrongful death case brought by family of armored car messenger who was killed in attempted armed robbery while he was servicing drive-through ATM at bank branch.
- Served as counsel to secured lenders on $105 million credit facility in Delaware bankruptcy of oil and gas exploration company, including serving as trial counsel in adversary proceeding between lenders, debtors, and third party regarding priority of liens and value of collateral.
- Served as counsel for secured lender on $20 million loan secured by raw industrial land in Dallas in cramdown litigation involving attempt by debtor to impose a lower interest rate and force lender to accept land in exchange for credit on the debt.
- Served as counsel to the Trustee appointed, pursuant to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA), to liquidate a self-clearing broker dealer who held over $350 million in customer assets belonging to approximately 23,000 customers. Successfully closed and liquidated the business and processed customer claims. Successfully prosecuted dozens of avoidance actions and suits against third parties, including the principal bank and the auditors of the broker dealer.
- Served as the court appointed Special Matter in litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a case involving the sale of fraudulent promissory notes.
- Served as counsel to the court appointed Receiver in litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission against multiple defendants operating a Ponzi scheme involving foreign currency trading. Successfully returned to defrauded investors more than 100% of their claims.
- Represented a landlord airport on a breach of lease claim against a tenant business, while defending against counter-claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Won a jury verdict in favor of the client, defeating the counter-claims and obtaining a significant monetary award.
- Represented a multi-state mortgage broker in a bet-the-company breach of contract case. Obtained a complete summary judgment in federal court to dismiss the case.
- Represented a Pakistani consulting company in a major international arbitration case involving claims for fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and usurpation of business opportunities. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
- Represented a Korean import company in a bet-the-company trade secrets and misappropriation of business opportunities case. Negotiated a favorable settlement.
- Represented a printing press manufacturer in suits against several printing press operators regarding payment for the presses. Resolved multiple claims for this client.
- Represented a financial institution in several bankruptcy and federal court matters on loans for printing presses and truck fleets. Resolved multiple claims for this client.
- Represented a number of insurance brokers defending third party claims involving placement of insurance with the clients of the insurance brokers. Resolved multiple claims for this client.
- Represented a Japanese electronics company in connection with a major case involving misappropriations of trade secrets, fraud, usurpation of business opportunities, and RICO claims.
- Represented a major national bank in numerous cases involving claims under the UCC, and in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings. Resolved multiple claims for this client.
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Mr. Hamilton is President of the Board of Directors for Heart House Dallas, an organization that provides free after-school care for underprivileged children in Dallas. He also regularly handles pro bono cases through his involvement with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and the South Dallas Legal Clinic.
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Mr. Hamilton was named a "Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters (2006-2007, 2010).
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Mr. Hamilton is the author of "Deeper into the Political Thicket: Racial and Political Gerrymandering and the Supreme Court," which was published in the Emory Law Journal (43 Emory L.J. 1519, Fall 1994). He is also the author of a chapter in the second edition of the Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions treatise, a reference for those involved in buying or selling financially distressed companies. Mr. Hamilton's chapter, "The Purchase Contract," includes specific information on structuring acquisition agreements.
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