Jacob Morton is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. Mr. Morton concentrates on bankruptcy, restructuring, and commercial litigation matters. He advises debtors, creditors and other business clients in Chapter 11 proceedings and litigations across the country, including in the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York and the Southern District of Texas, among other state and federal jurisdictions.
As Chapter 11 debtors' counsel, Mr. Morton has experience in myriad industry sectors, including oil and gas, food and beverage, lumber and raw materials, construction, and financial services. Recently, Mr. Morton worked with a multidisciplinary team of Holland & Knight attorneys to confirm the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization for an energy sector debtor that ultimately satisfied more than $800 million of secured and unsecured debt in exchange for negotiated payments of less than $150 million.
As creditors' counsel, Mr. Morton has advised aircraft leasing entities, commercial landlords, hoteliers and timeshare operators, insurance companies, and financial institutions, among others. He also represents business clients in state and federal court litigation, including in foreclosure actions, suits to recover monies owed, breach of contract disputes, receiverships and replevin actions.
In addition to his bankruptcy and commercial litigation practice, Mr. Morton represents clients on a pro bono basis in a variety of contexts. In 2022, Mr. Morton represented a U.S. Navy officer in his efforts to recover an unlawfully retained deposit in connection with a condo construction project in South Florida. He is currently working with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to help restore the voting rights of individuals with felony convictions.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Morton advised public and private corporations as debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases for a premier Delaware law firm.
Before his legal career, Mr. Morton played music professionally and taught geometry at a performing arts high school as a member of the Teach For America Rhode Island Corps.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Certificate, Management
- New College of Florida, B.A.
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- All State Courts in Florida
- American Bar Association (ABA), 2019–Present
- American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), 2019–Present
- Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association (CFBLA), 2022–Present
- Delaware State Bar Association, 2019–Present