Johnathan C. Bolton - Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Johnathan C. Bolton

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Johnathan Bolton’s practice centers on business law, commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters involving finance, real estate, insurance, foreclosures, loan workouts and insolvency.  He is admitted to practice law in Hawaii, New York and Texas (inactive) and is admitted as a solicitor by the Supreme Court of England and Wales. 

  • Johnathan represents several large financial institutions in collection, foreclosure and bankruptcy matters in Hawaii.
  • Johnathan has represented commercial and investment banks, lending institutions, hedge funds and other major creditors in chapter 11 cases across the country.
  • Johnathan has represented several publicly-traded and privately-held companies in their chapter 11 reorganization cases.  He has also worked on several successful out-of-court restructurings on behalf of both creditor and debtor clients.
  • Johnathan has experience with cross-border insolvency matters, including chapter 15 bankruptcy cases filed in the U.S., and has counseled clients on matters involving proceedings pending in the United Kingdom, The Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Peru, Argentina and Japan.
  • Johnathan has represented purchasers and sellers of assets in connection with section 363 sales conducted in the bankruptcy courts in Hawaii, Delaware, California and Texas, including sales of assets through bankruptcy plans of reorganization.
  • Johnathan has represented foreign and domestic clients in collection matters, including state court receiverships and foreclosure proceedings, as well as insolvency and bankruptcy-related litigation.
  • Johnathan advises corporate directors and officers regarding corporate governance issues, including fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest and matters relating to the zone of insolvency.

During law school, Johnathan served as an Assistant Managing Editor of the Baylor Law Review and was a member of the Order of Barristers. Following graduation from law school, Johnathan practiced law with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Houston, Texas for over a decade before joining Goodsill. 

Johnathan is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and holds a Certificate of Specialization in Business Bankruptcy Law from the Supreme Court of Hawai‘i. The Supreme Court of Hawai‘i grants Hawai‘i certification only to lawyers in good standing who have successfully completed a specialty program accredited by the American Bar Association. He also currently serves as a Director of the Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association (HBBA).

Johnathan has published articles in many leading bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights publications, including the ABI Journal, the TMA Journal of Corporate Renewal, and INSOL World.  He is a co-author of the 2013 Hawaii Bankruptcy and Collections Law Manual and the author of the Bankruptcy Appeals chapter in the Hawaii State Bar Association’s 2013 Federal Appellate Practice Manual.  He frequently writes and speaks on the topics of business bankruptcy and collections law.

Additional Information

Practice Areas
Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy; Litigation - Commercial; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Baylor UniversityJ.D. Stony Brook University State University of New YorkBA

Case History

In re Seahawk Drilling, Inc., et al.
Debtor's counsel to a major offshore drilling company doing business in the Gulf of Mexico in its chapter 11 case.
In re Metals USA, Inc., et al.

Debtor's counsel to 44 entities operating in the metal fabrication industry across the United States.

In re Yukos Oil Company

Debtor's counsel to a Russian oil company that filed a chapter 11 case in the United States to halt expropriation of its assets.

Office Location

999 Bishop Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Other Information

Gender: Male