Joshua M. Mester

Josh Mester's practice concentrates on corporate reorganization and commercial bankruptcy matters, including debtor and creditor representations.

Prior to joining Jones Day in May 2012, Josh was a key member of the legal team that represented the Los Angeles Dodgers on its $2 billion acquisition by a consortium including basketball star Magic Johnson and movie executive Peter Guber. He also represented a number of debtors in chapter 11 proceedings, including Aureal, California Coastal Communities, Factory 2-U Stores, LTV Steel Company, Solidus Networks, and Weststar Cinemas. He represented creditors, creditor groups, indenture trustees, and other parties in interest in chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts across the county that have included SpectraSite Holdings, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii (the largest secured creditor of Hawaii Medical Center), Tribune Company, United Airlines, and Westpoint Stevens. In addition, he represented the chapter 11 trustee for Hawaiian Airlines and the chapter 7 trustee for the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. [1]