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He is a veteran bankruptcy attorney who represents creditors in a wide range of proceedings. Jeff also helps lenders, bankruptcy trustees and potential buyers of financially troubled businesses.
Mr. Tarkenton has more than 30 years of experience representing creditors, landlords and equity interests in business bankruptcy cases and in fraudulent conveyance and preference lawsuits that arise in bankruptcy cases. In addition, Mr. Tarkenton works with other Womble Carlyle attorneys to analyze the effect of bankruptcy and insolvency laws on corporate and financial transactions. He is AV rated, listed in Best Lawyers in America, listed in The Washingtonian as one of the best lawyers in Washington, D.C., listed as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer, is ranked among Baltimore and Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers© in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, and is ranked as a top lawyer in Finance-Focused Law in The Northern Virginia Magazine.
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Loan Purchase Transactions: An Innovative Approach to Acquiring Real Estate Assets in a Downturn Market,” co-authored with Pamela V. Rothenberg, The Real Estate Finance Journal, Spring 2008
“Landlords Can Deflect Dot Com Defaults, Bankruptcies,” Washington Business Journal, November 9, 2001
“The TMA Publishes a Resource for Lenders,” The Journal of Corporate Renewal, May 1997
“Curbing Gap Period Abuses,” ABI Journal, November 1997
“Applying Payments of Excess Rents Made During the Pendency of a Chapter 11 Case,” 6 Bankr. Law News, Winter 1993
“Bankruptcy: Its Effect on the Enforcement of Liens and Judgments,” Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in Virginia, 1985 & 1989 editions
“Proceeds in Bankruptcy: United Virginia Bank v. Slab Fork Coal Company,” 89 W.V.L. Rev. 783 (1987)
“Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases,” Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association, September, 2015
“Risky Times for Secured Lenders and Servicers,” American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association, November, 2013
“Recent Developments in Bankruptcy,” Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, September, 2013
The Current Deluge: Tenant and Landlord Bankruptcies,” ABA Real Estate Section Spring Meeting, April, 2009
“Ethics: Disclosure and Disinterestedness,” American Bankruptcy Institute, October, 2007
“Representing Lenders in Commercial Real Estate Bankruptcies,” RMA Triad Chapter Meeting, April, 2006
“Bankruptcy Law Considerations for Lawyers Representing Technology and Other Emerging Companies,” DC Bar, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, May, 2001
“Limited Liability Companies in Bankruptcy,” ABA Business Section Spring Meeting, March, 2001
“Debtor-in-Possession Financing,” Walter T. Chandler American Inn of Court, March, 2001
“Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law,” Virginia Bar Association Spring Meeting, April, 2000
“Protecting The Lender: Lock Boxes and Bankruptcy Remote Entities,” ABA Real Estate Section Spring Meeting, May, 1999
“The Impact of Bankruptcy on Third Party Credit Enhancement,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law, Spring Meeting, 1997
“Operation of a Chapter 11 Debtor - Cash Collateral, Financing, Executory Contracts and Avoiding Powers,” D.C. Bar Association, 1997
“Partnership Bankruptcy Issues,” National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Annual Meeting, 1996
Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights
Consumer Finance Litigation