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Todd V. Jones

Todd V. Jones

Partner| Phoenix


Todd Jones focuses his practice in commercial finance, debt and equity restructurings and general commercial law. His experience for 14 years as internal counsel with a large finance company enables him to provide business and strategic savvy legal advice on a variety of issues facing both financial institutions and companies seeking to obtain debt financing. Todd leverages his many years advising clients in the franchise and owner-operator industries, together with his prior experience, to provide multiple clients in many other markets and areas focused and practical guidance on a multitude of business issues. In addition to his debt and equity product experience, Todd has led or co-led significant multi-billion dollar asset sales, acquisitions, securitizations and related corporate matters. His background includes large publicly traded Chapter 11 reorganizations, real estate bankruptcy matters and related workouts.

  • Cornell University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1989)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Delaware (B.A.A.S., International Relations, cum laude, with distinction, 1986)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • "Overview of Security Agreements, Security Interests, Cross Collateralization, and Fraudulent Conveyances in Franchise Transactions," presented to internal risk and sales employees
  • "Fundamentals of Bankruptcy and Workouts," presented to internal risk and special servicing employees
  • GE Capital General Counsel Award (2014)
  • GEFF President's Award (2013)
  • GE Capital Americas Legal Value Award (2012)
  • Special Olympics Arizona (2005-present)
    • Co-Creator of new North Valley Unified local program
    • Executive Committee (prior member)
    • Past Board Chair
  • A Chance to Play (2015)
    • Board Member
  • St. Gabriel's Catholic School (2011-present)
    • Finance Committee
  • Habitat for Humanity Desert Foothills (2004-2005)
    • Board Member
  • GE Capital, Franchise Finance, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Assistant Secretary (2002-2016)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Partner and Associate (1994-2002)
  • Richards, Layton & Finger, Associate (1989-1994)
  • Arizona
  • Delaware (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona