Jonathan Moore is a Partner with Taylor Porter. His practice focuses on commercial litigation including commercial transactions, debtor/creditor restructuring and workouts, security devices and secured transactions, real estate issues, commercial foreclosures, and bankruptcy. Jonathan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial cases in state and federal court. His practice and experience includes professional liability cases involving legal and accounting malpractice. On the transactional side, Jonathan routinely represents financial institutions in creditor/debtor workouts and restructuring, with an emphasis on Louisiana security devices, UCC perfected collateral, and credit agreements.
Jonathan is ranked among his peers in Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" in the areas of Banking and Finance Law; Commercial Litigation; and Litigation - Banking and Finance. He is also ranked in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star".
Jonathan's representative experience includes:
- Representing clients in commercial cases addressing all forms of business and contractual disputes, including issues involving security interests, real estate transactions, purchase agreements, sales transactions, shareholder and shareholder derivative lawsuits, and LLC disputes.
- Routinely represents and advises clients on non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, unfair trade practices, and trade secret misappropriation issues arising under the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), the Louisiana Unfair Trade Secrets Act (LUTSA), and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).
- Recently represented a financial institution in connection with restructuring a multi-million dollar credit relationship with a borrower and its related entities that involved various forms of UCC collateral and preferred ship mortgages.
- Restructuring and drafting credit agreements, promissory notes, security devices, mortgages, subordination agreements, and UCC collateral and advising clients as to various issues involving reinscription and perfection of collateral.
- Representing a commercial real estate agent against a high profile brokerage company addressing a commission and business dispute in connection with a 1.2 million sq. ft. industrial warehouse in Port Allen, Louisiana.
- Representing clients to address various forms of professional malpractice, including multiple cases involving legal malpractice and accountant malpractice.
- Representing various entities, including the parent companies, in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding and related Adversary Proceedings involving the Louisiana Heart Hospital.
- Commercial foreclosures involving large-scale shopping centers, apartment complexes and various hotels – including the Bayou Walk Shopping Center in Shreveport, the Holiday Inn in Houma, LA, and the 297-room Marriott in Baton Rouge that secured debt evidenced by a $36.5 million note, and obtaining a writ of sequestration involving a casino-related hotel in Bossier City.
- Representing a real estate developer in a lender liability dispute spanning almost seven years against an out-of-state bank.
- Representing an out-of-state client in conducting due diligence, evaluating and analyzing various large-asset commercial loans related to the liquidation of First NBC Bank in New Orleans and has continued to represent the client after the FDIC’s loan pool bid process in various commercial cases involving collateral and security issues and foreclosures.
- Representing financial institutions in their capacity as trustees.
- Structuring a multi-million dollar note sale with a buyer in a complex series of transactions involving a high profile 100-acre traditional neighborhood development in Baton Rouge.
Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber as both the Regional Project Manager for Business Development and East Baton Rouge Parish Project Manager for Business Development. Prior to his work at BRAC, Jonathan worked as an assistant to the business manager at the LSU Athletic Department.