John Richard, Creditors

John J. Richard

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Taylor English gives me the flexibility to structure and staff projects with a deep bench of eminently talented lawyers while still providing my clients with engagement terms that won’t break the bank.

John J. Richard is the co-chair of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Department 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 national, regional and community banks throughout the Southeast, as well as the FDIC, on loan restructuring, workouts, troubled-asset management and recovery of fraudulent transfers. Mr. Richard also represents receivers appointed to take financial and physical control of assets and ongoing businesses.

In addition to his creditors’ rights work, Mr. Richard focuses his litigation practice on business divorce, shareholder and partnership disputes, business fraud, and complex collections and financial disputes. Mr. Richard also advises clients on an ongoing basis regarding various methods of avoiding litigation and making litigation more efficient and effective when it is necessary.

Practice Highlights




University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, JD, with honors, 2001

University of Florida, BA, with highest honors, 1998

Bar Admissions



District of Columbia

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

The Florida Bar, Out-of-State Practitioners Division

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court


Georgia Trend's Legal Elite, Bankruptcy / Creditors’ Rights Law, 2020