Jason Wax’s practice focuses on representation of businesses and entrepreneurs in out-of-court workouts, chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, and ancillary litigation.
Jason also routinely works with other stakeholders in bankruptcy and receivership matters, including creditors, committees, and asset purchasers.
Jason has assisted clients in a broad variety of industries including commercial and residential real estate, hospitality, brewing, commercial fishing, cannabis, nutritional supplements, health care, and trucking.
Prior to joining the firm, Jason ran a busy bankruptcy practice in Seattle. He is a past Chair of the King County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.
Additional Attorney Information
Represented nationwide distributor of nutritional supplements in out-of-court workout with Australian supplier, licensor, and critical vendor. Achieved favorable result that avoided planned takeover by the supplier and allowed client to continue business without interruption.
Representation of debtors in contested Sub V Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding involving defense of class action claims filed on behalf of customers of debtors’ former businesses. Achieved settlement of class claims below defense cost and confirmed 100% plan resulting in full repayment of all creditors.
Represented regional linehaul carrier and affiliates in out-of-court workout with large, nationwide equipment lessor. Successfully avoided litigation and achieved settlement of multi-party claims at 5% of initial demand.
Education & Bar Memberships
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri, 2005
- Juris Doctor, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2009
- Washington State Bar Association
- Oregon State Bar Association
- Admitted to practice in Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Presentations & Publications
- Hey Doc, Can You Spare a Dime? Are Individual Non-Consumer Chapter 7 Debtors, Eligible for Chapter 11, Subject to Involuntary Conversion Under the Means Test?, Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, 2015
- What to Do When a Residential Tenant Files for Bankruptcy During or Just Before an Unlawful Detainer Action, Washington State Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter, 2014
- Washington State Bar Association Debtor-Creditor Section
- Turnaround Management Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member of Bankruptcy Litigation and Business Reorganization Committees