Jill brings an extensive background in corporate and other transactional work to her role as general counsel. Her responsibilities include developing and managing transactions, providing legal advice, working with outside counsel, and supplying project management services through loan closing.
Prior to joining the company, Jill worked with Trans World Airlines for 14 years. After joining the legal department at TWA, she was quickly promoted to executive vice president and general counsel for the TWA Estate following the company’s bankruptcy. Jill was instrumental in development, approval and implementation of a plan of liquidation for the company. She oversaw the operation of the debtor’s estate, providing services in connection with all aspects of the liquidation and sale of assets. She helped negotiate and resolve in excess of 20,000 bankruptcy claims, was involved in more than 500 preference and other legal actions, and served as legal counsel and liaison to TWA’s Board of Directors and the TWA Estate’s Plan Oversight Committee. Prior to joining TWA, Jill was a partner with the St. Louis law firm of Ziercher & Hocker, P.C. where she developed a transactional practice and gained extensive experience in corporate and real estate matters.
An active community volunteer, Jill volunteers at the John Felice Rome Center St. Louis Alumni Chapter, St. Liborius Food Pantry and Reed School Association. Jill has served as board member, co-general counsel and law committee member of Habitat for Humanity St. Louis.
Jill earned her law degree with cum laude distinction from St. Louis University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University with summa cum laude distinction. Jill also attended Loyola University’s John Felice Rome Center.
Jill M. Gilbert, General Counsel
Smith NMTC Associates, LLC
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Saint Louis, MO 63124-1446
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