James L. Day
Bush Kornfeld LLP
601 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Jim Day specializes in the resolution of complex commercial creditor-debtor issues, emphasizing the representation of companies and individuals in chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 9 debt adjustments and out-of-court workout negotiations and agreements.
Jim has significant experience in the residential, commercial and retail real estate sectors, including multiple engagements involving a dozen or more lenders holding claims aggregating over $100 million, and in other industries including manufacturing, tech, fishing and maritime and franchised restaurants. Jim has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics each year since 2003, and was named 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Bankruptcy by Best Lawyers.
Chambers USA, an independent directory that researches and assesses law firms and lawyers in America, calls Jim a “wonderful … incredibly competent debtors’ attorney … at the forefront of big cases in the city.”
Jim has been named Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy Section 2022; Martindale Hubbell A V-rated; Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in Litigation-Bankruptcy Law (Seattle, Washington, 2020); Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Seattle, Washington, 2022); Best Lawyers® The Best Lawyers in America 2012–2023 editions (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law); Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers® 2001–2022; Seattle Business Magazine’s Best Business Lawyers, Bankruptcy Section; Seattle Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy Law Section.
The firm’s practice focuses almost exclusively on commercial debtor and creditor issues, with an emphasis on representing companies in out-of-court workouts, restructuring, receiverships, and as debtors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. Bush Kornfeld is consistently named as a tier 1 restructuring and bankruptcy law firm in both Chambers and U.S. News.
Our attorneys routinely represent companies, creditors, creditor committees and trustees. We have significant experience solving financial problems in a wide variety of fields, including tech, commercial fishing, telecom, wood products, retail, grocery, biotech, dairy and agriculture, and distributorships and financing institutions.