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John Richard is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, and concentrates his litigation practice on complex securities, corporate, and financial disputes. Mr. Richard counsels clients in connection with loan and special asset workouts, mortgage and financial fraud matters, and internal and governmental investigations. Mr. Richard represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation involving corporate control and governance disputes, administrative law and regulatory matters, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Richard also advises clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more effective and efficient when it is necessary.

Mr. Richard is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Lending, Workout and Foreclosure group and has extensive experience in working with troubled loans and guiding banks and lending institutions through the workout, special asset litigation, and foreclosure process. Mr. Richard counsels large national banks, community banks throughout Georgia, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on loan restructuring, workouts, and troubled asset management.

Mr. Richard has extensive experience litigating guaranteed lending disputes involving federal executive agencies, particularly the US Department of Agriculture. In addition to conducting corporate and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, Mr. Richard also serves as a resource on issues relating to the Freedom of Information Act.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Richard practiced in Powell Goldstein LLP’s Securities, Corporate, and Financial Litigation practice in Atlanta. Mr. Richard and his wife, Ann, live in Acworth with their two children.