Overview

Jacob Morton is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Orlando office. Mr. Morton concentrates his practice on bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation matters. He advises debtors, creditors, trustees and other business clients in litigation and bankruptcy proceedings across the state of Florida, as well as Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Delaware and the Central District of California, among other restructuring and litigation contexts.

As Chapter 11 debtors' counsel, Mr. Morton has worked in myriad industry sectors, including oil and gas, food and beverage, lumber and raw materials, construction and finance. As creditors' counsel, Mr. Morton has advised aircraft leasing entities, commercial landlords, hoteliers and timeshare operators, insurance companies and financial institutions, among others. Mr. Morton has also represented business clients in state and federal court litigation, including in foreclosure actions, suits to recover monies owed, breach of contract disputes and replevin actions (i.e., actions to recover movable property).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Morton advised public and private corporations as debtors in complex Chapter 11 restructurings for a premier Delaware law firm.

During law school, Mr. Morton served on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights as a Wharton Nonprofit Board Fellow. Mr. Morton also served as a pro se client advocate with the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, where he counseled low-income litigants in a variety of family law matters.

Before his legal career, Mr. Morton played music professionally and taught geometry at a arts high school as a member of the Teach for America Rhode Island Corps.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Certificate, Management
  • New College of Florida, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Delaware
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • All State Courts in Delaware
Memberships
  • 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

Publications