John D Penn

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John has over 23 years of experience in representing parties in business bankruptcy cases.

John is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the American Board of Certification.

Selected Client Representations

  • Represents The Bombay Company, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case.
  • Represented Creditors' Committee in National Benevolent Association, a not-for-profit corporation that owns and operates senior living facilities and facilities for developmentally disabled adults and juveniles. NBA is one of the largest not-for-profit corporations ever to seek Chapter 11 relief.
  • Kitty Hawk, Inc., the nation's largest non-integrated overnight cargo carrier that was successfully reorganized under Chapter 11.
  • Cummins Utility, LP, a large utility supply company.
  • The Trustee for the oldest airline in the United States (and perhaps the world) where the company was sold and airline continues flying.
  • The lender to a manufacturer of meals for military and survival uses where the debt was restructured for a short-term repayment and subordination attempt by the creditors committee was defeated.
  • The lender to an oil "wildcatter" where a plan resolving a "lender liability" lawsuit was confirmed over the debtor's vigorous objections.
  • Defendants in bankruptcy litigation (including preferences, fraudulent transfers and equitable subordination) where cases were compromised at substantial discounts (including "cost of defense" settlements).

Selected Professional Activities

  • Past President and Past Chairman of the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Past President and Past Chairman of the American Board of Certification

Recent Publications

  • "Literal Licensees, Disappearing Collateral and Other Techie Tricks," (February, 2001);
  • "Silicon Secrets," (February, 2001)

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyers in America - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (2009)
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2008)

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