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Education

  • Brown University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1991)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1994)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1998, Arizona
  • 1995, New York

Jordan A. Kroop

Photo of Jordan A. Kroop
New York
Tel: 212.561.7700

Jordan Kroop represents debtors, official committees, acquirers, and significant creditors in chapter 11 matters involving publicly traded and privately held companies throughout the nation. Mr. Kroop is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and enjoys a national reputation for representing clients in such diverse industries as manufacturing, real estate development, construction, hospitality, food and beverage, gaming, healthcare, and technology.

Among the many prominent chapter 11 matters he has handled, Mr. Kroop represented the Russian Tea Room and the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes in their chapter 11 cases. He also represented the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks in reorganization matters. Mr. Kroop has represented debtor-sellers as well as strategic acquirers in chapter 11 asset sales throughout the country in transactions totaling more than $1 billion dollars.

He is an adjunct professor of law, teaching information privacy and advanced chapter 11 practice at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. He also served as a lecturer on international commercial arbitration in Salzburg, Austria, for University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in 2010 and 2011.

A graduate of Brown University and University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Kroop was listed in the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers, named Best Lawyers' Phoenix "Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year" in 2017, has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2009, named a Southwest Super Lawyer every year since 2007 - 2021 (also ranked in their Top 50 in 2019 - 2021), and was one of twelve named “Outstanding Young Bankruptcy Lawyers” in the United States by Turnarounds & Workouts (2000), and ranked "Superb" (10 out of 10) by Avvo.com. In 2007, he won the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal Publication Award. Mr. Kroop holds an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest recognition for ethical standards and legal ability. He is resident in our New York office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Co-chair, American Bankruptcy Institute Southwest Conference (2019-present)

Programs and Lectures

Adjunct professor of law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (2013-present); Lecturer, University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law in Salzburg, Austria (2010, 2011); Faculty, American Bankruptcy Institute Litigation Skills Workshop (2002-2014)

Publications

  • Coauthor, Bankruptcy Litigation and Practice: A Practitioner's Guide (Aspen Law & Business: 2d ed., 1998; 3d ed., 2000; Wolters Kluwer Law & Business: 4th ed. 2007-present)
  • Coauthor, Executive Guide to Corporate Bankruptcy (Beard Books, 2d ed. 2010, 1st ed. 2001)
  • Coauthor, Pre-Bankruptcy Planning for the Commercial Reorganization (American Bankruptcy Institute, 2d ed. 2008)
  • Coauthor, "Chapter 11 Cases Involving Professional Sports Franchises," in Collier Guide to Chapter 11 (LexisNexis 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Author, "Disallowed Claims and Feasibility: A Precaution Worth Taking," 26:5 ABI Journal 28 (June 2007) (reprinted with permission of the American Bankruptcy Institute)
  • Author, "Vaulting Past Recharacterization and Equitable Subordination," ABI Journal (Oct. 2004)
  • Author, "Of Shoes and Fees: When Advice to Creditors is Advice to the Debtor," ABI Journal (Apr. 2005)
  • Author, "Vaulting Past Recharacterization and Equitable Subordination," ABI Journal (Oct. 2004)
  • Author, "Bagel v. Chicken; Debtor v. Debtor—Can Anyone Get a Home Field Advantage?" ABI Journal (Apr. 2003)
  • Author, “Putting the Brakes on Federal Court Jurisdiction,” ABI Journal (June 2002)
  • Author, "A Ponzi Scheme and a ‘Pointless Technicality'" ABI Journal (Mar. 2002)
  • Author, "Item! Debbie Reynolds To Play Fox, Guard Hen House," ABI Journal (Oct. 2001)
  • Author, "Baseball and the ‘Abecedarian Prerequisite’ to Substantive Consolidation," ABI Journal (Dec 2000)
  • Coauthor, "Third-Party Litigation Funding: Where Do We Go Now?" 37:3 ABI Journal 18 (March 2018) (reprinted with permission of the American Bankruptcy Institute)
  • Coauthor, "Of Bunnies and Moneys: Fixing Trustee Repayment Under § 326(a)," 33:6 ABI Journal 44 (June 2014) (reprinted with permission of the American Bankruptcy Institute)
  • Coauthor, "A Cautionary Tale of US-Mexican Bankruptcy Dealings,” Arizona Business Journal (Apr 2007)
  • Coauthor, "Revisiting Retentions for Professional Preferences," ABI Journal (Dec. 2002)
  • Coauthor, "Urgent Message To the Supreme Court: ‘Just Do It,'" 34 Bankruptcy Court Decisions Weekly News & Comments (LRP May 25, 1999)

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