Salazar Jackson and Founding Partners Luis Salazar and Linda Worton Jackson Ranked in Chambers USA 2016
June 22, 2016 Posted in Firm News
Miami-based law firm Salazar Jackson, LLP was named in Chambers USA 2016 among the top law firms for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Florida. Founding Partners Luis Salazar and Linda Worton Jackson were also ranked among the top Bankruptcy/Restructuring lawyers in Florida.
According to Chambers, the firm’s bankruptcy team is “highly regarded for its ability to represent all parties in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.” The firm garnered national attention for representing Florida Gaming and the iconic Miami Jai-Alai in one of South Florida’s largest Chapter 11 reorganizations in the last decade - closing the sale of the assets of Florida Gaming Corp., including the casino at Miami Jai-Alai, to ABC Funding LLC for $155 million. Mr. Salazar and Ms. Worton Jackson were named Most Effective Lawyers for Bankruptcy by the Daily Business Review for their representation of Florida Gaming in this matter.
Among its other notable clients, Salazar Jackson represented the ad hoc committee of former franchisees of restaurant chain 100 Montaditos in opposing the company's Chapter 11 reorganization. Additionally, the firm represented The Best One (TBO) before the United States Bankruptcy Court for West Palm Beach in a case brought by TransUnion concerning the allegedly unlawful use by TBO of assets purchased by TransUnion in a Section 363 sale.
Mr. Salazar has more than two decades of experience battling for individuals and companies facing crisis. He has tried more than 100 discrete matters in federal and state courts throughout the country on behalf of plaintiffs, defendants, debtors and creditors in a variety of actions. Additionally, he has led the Chapter 11 reorganization efforts of numerous well-known companies in a variety of industrial sectors with combined assets in the billions. Mr. Salazar is widely recognized as a leading attorney, and has been selected Best of the Bar by the South Florida Business Journal, a Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, listed in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and a named a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide. Additionally, he was named a Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer by PLC Cross-Border Handbook and has earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.
According to Chambers’ research, Mr. Salazar is highly rated for his experience of Chapter 11 matters and sources agree that "he is a terrific lawyer."
Ms. Worton Jackson is nicknamed “Action Jackson” by her clients for her ability to move deals quickly and think outside the box. Attorney At Law Magazine called her “one of the top dealmakers in South Florida.” For over 25 years, Ms. Worton Jackson has been leading businesses and individuals through mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions, and distressed transactions, closing hundreds of transactions and guiding clients through a variety of bankruptcy matters. She has appeared as an expert on financial issues and fraud in such esteemed programs as CNBC’s American Greed, Network Financial News and Kidela TV.
Ms. Worton Jackson is a leader in both the corporate and litigation sides of a bankruptcy case. She was named Best Bankruptcy Litigator in Florida in Acquisition International’s 2016 Dispute Resolution Awards, and the Daily Business Review honored her as a Most Effective Lawyer winner and Top Dealmaker finalist in the Bankruptcy category. In 2015, Acquisition International Legal Awards honored her for her repeated success in Reorganization and Bankruptcy. After being named among the elite list of “Attorneys to Watch” by Attorney at Law Magazine and a Legal Elite by Legal Trend Magazine, the South Florida Business Journal identified Ms. Worton Jackson as one of the 26 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida in 2015. She is consistently listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine, and consistently rated as an AV Preeminent lawyer (5.0 out of 5.0) by Martindale Hubbell.
According to Chambers’ research, Ms. Worton Jackson "does an excellent job of presenting issues and plays an integral part in the resolution of a case."
Chambers USA ranks the country’s leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas. The research is conducted through countless in-depth interviews with clients and industry leaders including independent research. Since 1990, Chambers USA has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession.