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Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy

Education

Duquesne University School of Law, J.D. (2009)

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, B.A. (2006)

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, B.A. (2006)

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PA

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Jason L. Ott

Shareholder

Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144

jott@dmclaw.com





Jason L. Ott is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and Chair of the Personnel Committee. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate consultation and business services, bankruptcy/workout, corporate formation and transactions, and finance.

Prior to graduating from law school, Mr. Ott worked as a law clerk at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. He also served previously as a summer intern in the Chambers of the Honorable Mary Jane Bowes of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. As a recipient of the Honorable Joseph H. Ridge Scholarship and a National Merit Scholar, Mr. Ott received full academic scholarships both to Barrett College and to Duquesne Law School.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (Hearing Committee Member), elected in 2018
  • 2017 David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award (awarded based upon a combination of hours dedicated to pro bono work and the results obtained in performing that work)

Representative Matters:

Mr. Ott regularly provides complex, comprehensive legal services to clients by:

  • Consulting corporate clients on daily business and legal matters, including document and agreement negotiation, drafting, and analysis
  • Protecting the interests of both debtors and creditors in a wide range of bankruptcy/workout situations
  • Assisting lenders in loan due diligence, documentation, and facilitation, including distressed asset funding and subsequent workout and debt collection involving real estate and hard asset based lending
  • Assisting in corporate planning in many diverse situations, such as in consulting and participating in the planning and negotiation stages of the development of such businesses, various transactions regarding the same, subsequent general corporate counsel for various ongoing business operations and expansions
  • Analyzing and drafting various business contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, general commercial agreements, and credit facility arrangements and documentation, to assist clients in daily business operations
  • Engaging in business litigation to protect the interests of various corporate and commercial clients in multiple different contexts through federal and state court proceedings throughout the United States

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Structured Dismissals in Chapter 11” (Panelist/Presenter), Pennsylvania Bar Association, 21st Annual Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Institute, 9/8/2016
  • “A Discussion Regarding Strategies for Completing a Successful Mediation of Bankruptcy Disputes” (Co-Author/Moderator), Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, 28th Annual Bankruptcy Symposium, 12/4/2015
  • “Chapter 11:  Exit Strategies and Local Courtroom Practice & Procedure” (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), Allegheny County Bar Association Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section, 27th Annual Bankruptcy Symposium, 12/5/2014
  • “Advanced Bankruptcy Issues In Your Practice” (Co-Author/Co-Presenter), ACC Pennsylvania CLE, 7/11/2013

Admissions and Licenses:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • United States Bankruptcy Court and District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Bankruptcy Court and District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Memberships:

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section Council Member)
  • American Inns of Court – Judith K. Fitzgerald Western Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Chapter (Secretary and Executive Committee Member)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Credit Management
  • Turnaround Management Association – Pittsburgh Chapter

Community Involvement:

  • Central Catholic High School Alumnus (since 2006, Associate Head Coach of Varsity Golf Team, which in 2017 won the Boys’ AAA WPIAL Team Championship and finished third in the Boys’ AAA PIAA Team Championship)

Education:

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law (2009), cum laude; member of Appellate Moot Court Team; participant in National Appellate Advocacy Competition; winner of Shalom Moot Court Award; recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award® in Gender and Law
  • B.A., Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University (2006), English Literature; member of Phi Beta Kappa
  • B.A., Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University (2006), History; member of Phi Beta Kappa