James B. Jameson possesses more than 33 years of legal experience representing high net worth individuals and business interests, with special emphasis in distressed financial situations. Based in Houston, Texas, Mr. Jameson brings a unique skill set of both business and legal expertise in the areas of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, debtor/ creditor rights, commercial law, commercial litigation and transactional matters.
As a former founder and CEO of Digicom Technologies, Inc., he is well-versed in the operational and strategic planning challenges of management and continues to serve as outside General Counsel for a number of clients in Texas and Oklahoma. With this background, Mr. Jameson has been requested to serve as a court-appointed Receiver, Liquidating Trustee and Chief Restructuring Officer.
Mr. Jameson has also been recognized as a leading practitioner in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Utilizing his experiences as an attorney, he is able to comfortably handle disputes of any size, including the most complex civil litigation and business/ commercial topics. He has conducted more than 500 mediations throughout Texas. As a mediator, he has achieved an impressive success rate and is passionate about the effectiveness of the mediation process.
Sale of a dormant oil refinery for sixteen million dollars (four times the original contract price) through a bankruptcy proceeding. Sale resulted in full payment to all creditors and substantial return to equity holders. Defended sale on appeal to the Fifth Circuit. See Case No. 05-80141; In re Notre Dame Investors, Inc.; In the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division.
Recently appointed; the United States Bankruptcy Court, at the request of corporate management, to serve as Liquidating Trustee for the unsecured creditors’ trust established by the confirmed plan of reorganization of Ninfa's Mexican Restaurants and related entities. Successfully negotiated sales of assets resulting in a substantial return to unsecured creditors. See: Case No. 96-49441; In re Riostar Corporation, et al (Jointly Administered); In the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston.
Recently confirmed plan of reorganization over the objection of the Unsecured Creditors Committee, which enabled a family-owned fabrication company to emerge from the bankruptcy process with restructured secured debt, payments to unsecured creditors, and the opportunity to return to profitability.
Successful defense of objection to discharge from a creditor's multi-million dollar claim (directed verdict in favor of client).
Editorial Board Member (1983) - Published Comment Applying the Non-Priority Exception to Express Warranties - Another Step Toward Extending Strict Liability to Recover Solely Economic Losses, Vol. 24, No. 1; South Texas Law Review; P. 243 (1983).
J.D., South Texas College of Law (1984);; South Texas Law Review (Editorial Board Member)
B.A., Univ. of Denver (Double Major in History & Economics (1980)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas
Advanced Mediation Training (U.S. Arbitration & Mediation)