Linda Warton Jackson joins Pardo Gainsburg as name partner

By David Hutton | Mar 7, 2017

Linda Warton Jackson   Photo courtesy of Pardo Jackson PL

MIAMI – A South Florida attorney with more than 25 years of experience has merged her bankruptcy and corporate practice with Pardo Gainsburg PL, a real-estate and construction law firm.

According to a news release, Linda Worton Jackson is teaming up with Pardo Gainsburg as a name partner. The firm’s new name will be Pardo Jackson Gainsburg PL. In her new role, Jackson will be the chairperson of the corporate and financial services and bankruptcy departments at the firm.

Jeffrey Pardo, the firm's real-estate chair, told the Florida Record that Jackson, who started her career as a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and later founded her own law firm, is a well-respected attorney.

“Linda is an attractive addition to the firm because her legal expertise, established clientele, personal temperament and shared principles that align and complement those of the other attorneys here,” he said. “We have known Linda for many years and have worked together on legal matters. We have always had tremendous respect for her work.”

Stevan Pardo, chair of the firm's construction and corporate-hospitality practices, worked with Jackson at Greenberg Traurig, according to the news release.

“They have maintained the work ethic, determination and client service they mastered at GT and continue to bring those qualities to their practices every day,” Jeffrey Pardo said.

According to Pardo, South Florida is a unique environment. In business and real-estate, development and construction, the region tends to experience more highs and lows in the economic cycles. He said Jackson’s experience in in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring is legal expertise that seems more and more necessary in unsettled economic times.

“We are a growing firm, and Linda’s practice will enhance any other practice we might consider,” he said.

Pardo said the combination of bankruptcy, corporate, real estate and hospitality will put Pardo Jackson in a position to help its clients.

While Jackson has specialized in bankruptcy and corporate law, Pardo noted that she also has a broad range in her practice.

“She works with debtors and creditors, both in and out of court, to resolve their issues, and assists business clients with everything from formation to acquisitions, sales, mergers, and finance,” he said. “She also has a strong specialty in fraud cases, having assisted creditors and investors in such well-known cases as Jay Peak, Nevin Shapiro, and Innovida. She appeared on CNBC's 'American Greed' as an expert on fraud issues and Ponzi schemes.”

And, as part of her corporate practice, she works with startups and nonprofits, serving as the attorney-in-residence at the Center for Social Change, according to her online profile.

“She expects to bring to the firm, and work with the other attorneys on cases that cross over into the real estate, development, construction, and other areas in which the firm practices,” Pardo said. “We are a collaborative firm, so we work together as a team and cross specialize where it makes sense.”

Jackson is rated as AV Preeminent and has received numerous awards, including recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer and a leader in her field by Chambers USA for her work in the areas of corporate law and bankruptcy.

Jackson also has received recognition such as being named a Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide for bankruptcy from 2014-2017 and being listed in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine in 2014 and 2016.

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