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.
- Summary judgement awarded in same-sex sexual harassment, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress suit
Successfully defended our client, a large fast food chain restaurant, against plaintiff who claimed same-sex sexual harassment, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Obtained favorable ruling on summary judgement for our client.
Represented a global bank in the workout of more than $1 billion in loans and real estate, including loan modifications, collateral foreclosures, and the sale of owned real estate.
Represented two regional banks in the workout of more than $800 million in loans and real estate, including loan modifications, collateral foreclosures, and the sale of owned real estate.
Represented a primary United States federal agency in the closing and receivership of dozens of Georgia banks, including the reconstruction and analysis of collateral holdings, the foreclosure and disposition of loans, and the sale of owned real estate.
Representation of a primary United States federal agency, as receiver, in the sale of more than 200 REO commercial, retail, industrial and residential properties.
Represented numerous banks in successful resolution of hundreds of loans acquired from multiple failed banks including workouts, litigation and judgment collection, foreclosures of real and personal property, statutory confirmation of foreclosures, litigation regarding loan participation disputes, and resolution of real property title issues. Advises banks regarding compliance with garnishment, levy, subpoena and bank secrecy matters.
Established comprehensive and lucrative system for regional equipment lessor to enforce lease and service contracts.
After representing a client corporation in the sale of its stock in a target company to a purchaser, collateralized by the target company’s stock, a default occurred. The client suspected the purchaser was draining the assets of the target company and filed suit against the purchaser for an accounting. The accounting revealed extension siphoning of assets of the target company by the purchaser. Pursuant to the terms of the stock purchase agreement, the ...
- Corporate and Business
- Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
- Financial Institutions
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Lending and Corporate Finance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law, JD, with honors, 2001
University of Florida, BA, with highest honors, 1998
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