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James H. Jones

James H. Jones

Partner| Salt Lake City


James Jones’ practice is concentrated in commercial and real estate finance, workouts, and distressed debt.  He regularly advises borrowers and lenders, including national and regional banks, hedge funds, private equity groups, insurance companies, and businesses in such matters, including asset-based lending, construction lending, bridge loans, mezzanine and second lien debt, loan participations and syndications, factoring, equipment leasing, the acquisition and disposition of distressed debt, creditors’ rights, workouts, foreclosures, restructures, and reorganizations.

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Commercial Finance
  • Exit financing for a company emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • Acquisition financing for manufacturing and service companies
  • Syndicated chattel paper financing
  • Business line of credit secured by accounts receivable and inventory and including conversion rights
  • Syndicated business loan secured by all of the company’s assets and including warrants
  • Saleof real and personal property secured notes and loan portfolios
Real Estate Finance
  • Construction financing for office buildings
  • Acquisition and development loans for mixed-use developments
  • Acquisition financing for office buildings
  • Modification of construction financing for mixed-use developments
  • Financing for condominium conversion projects
  • Acquisition financing for a regional shopping mall
  • Hotel construction financing
Workouts
  • Advise regarding workout and collection of FDIC loan portfolios
  • Advise regarding workout and foreclosure of automobile dealership
  • Advise regarding workout of commercial construction and mixed use projects
  • Advise regarding workout of acquisition and development loans
  • Advise regarding workout and refunding of letter of credit exposure and FNMA forward financing debt to low income housing project financed with tax exempt bonds
  • Advise regarding workout and collection of indebtedness secured by distressed student housing apartment projects
  • Brigham Young University (J.D., cum laude, 2003)
    • Editor, BYU Law Review
    • Academic Scholarship
  • Brigham Young University (B.S., Business Management/Finance, magna cum laude, 2000)
    • Academic Scholarship
  • State Bar of Utah
    • Banking and Finance Section, Treasurer
  • Commercial Finance Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Utah’s Legal Elite: Banking/Financial, Utah Business Magazine (2017-2018)
    • Up and Coming (2012)
  • United States District Court, Judicial Clerk to Hon. Robert Clive Jones (2003-2004)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Judicial Clerk to Hon. Robert Clive Jones (2003)
  • Utah
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Utah