Jayna is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice at Maynard Cooper. She represents banks, financial institutions, and other lenders as secured or unsecured creditors in commercial bankruptcy or reorganization proceedings and in loan workouts and debt restructuring efforts. She also provides representation for the committee of unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases, and she represents indenture trustees and bondholders on defaulted issues. As part of her creditors’ rights practice, Jayna assists with commercial foreclosure proceedings and the exercise of Article 9 remedies. Additionally, Jayna has advised commercial borrowers and other obligors regarding insolvency, default and restructuring issues.
Jayna also handles commercial litigation matters arising in bankruptcy proceedings or in other federal or state courts, ranging from the collection of sizable debts and obligations, to the defense of lender liability allegations, to contract disputes.
Her skills and accomplishments have earned her numerous accolades, including a top Band 1 ranking as a Leading Practitioner in Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Jayna is also consistently included in The Best Lawyers in America© and Alabama and Mid-South Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers® tapped her as the 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for the region in the areas of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, and she was selected as a "Top 25 Women Lawyers" and "Top 50 Lawyers" by Alabama Super Lawyers for numerous years. She holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Jayna earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and her B.A.,summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama.