Jonathan A. Margolies

(816) 753-5400
(816) 753-9996

Mr. Margolies has been engaged in practice for over 25 years with primary emphasis on a broad spectrum of commercial law and financial services including commercial transactions and documentation, corporate formations, acquisitions, debtor-creditor relations, corporate bankruptcies and workouts, secured transactions, banking law, creditor rights enforcement, business litigation, and appellate practice. He represents numerous middle-market businesses, start-up companies and institutional lenders. His litigation practice encompasses both state and federal courts as well as bankruptcy courts throughout the country.

Mr. Margolies’ business practice includes the representation of corporate clients on a wide array of commercial issues including preparation and review of contracts, purchase and sale transactions, employment matters and financing. He also provides legal counsel to entrepreneurs and start-up companies on formation and financing issues as well as the various commercial matters facing such clients at the outset of their business ventures.

Mr. Margolies’ financial services practice has involved representation of many leading banks in the Kansas City area as well as national and international lenders. Both lenders and corporate borrowers consult with him on a full range of financial issues including debtor-creditor law, loan documentation and enforcement, workouts, debt restructuring and refinancing, litigation, and creditor remedies.

In the corporate bankruptcy arena, Mr. Margolies’ practice encompasses the full gamut of business issues including debtor-in-possession financing, cash collateral, stay relief litigation, prosecution and defense of preferences and other avoidance actions, asset sales, lien perfection and priority disputes, claim disputes, and plan confirmation litigation. His representation extends to a wide range of parties including secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, and governmental agencies. He has participated in many of the largest corporate bankruptcies in the Kansas City metropolitan area over the last two decades including Trilogy Development, Crescent Oil, Farmland Industries, Payless Cashways, Franklin Savings Corporation, AcoustiSeal, Dickinson Theatres, Kroh Brothers and Grant Industries.  Mr. Margolies also served recently as lead counsel in Chapter 11 for a trucking company in Springfield which he successfully reorganized.



Distinction selection information

Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2007-2012; Bankruptcy, 2013; Bankruptcy: Business, 2014 to the present
Selected as Best of the Bar by The Kansas City Business Journal, 2011
Best Lawyers in Kansas City 2012 - Ingrams Magazine
Best Lawyers in America, 2010 to present
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell

American Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Featured speaker, numerous seminars on topics of interest to institutional lenders, corporate officers and attorneys