John K. Rezac

Partner

Atlanta, Georgia

John Rezac is a business lawyer, focusing on the resolution of creditor/debtor disputes. Mr. Rezac, a former banker himself, works with national and regional banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, inside and outside of U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to enforce commercial loan obligations, protect interests in real and personal property collateral and maximize recovery of outstanding debts. Mr. Rezac also has represented receivers in state court actions, and bankruptcy trustees, creditors’ committees and other non-debtor entities in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters. Mr. Rezac’s work routinely includes representing parties in the purchase and sale of properties in bankruptcy, preference and fraudulent transfer avoidance actions, bankruptcy case administration and related disputes. This work has allowed Mr. Rezac to guide his business clients, including lenders, real estate developers, manufacturers and service providers, in loan workouts and restructuring and Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases during significant and challenging economic cycles, including downturns in the technology, airline and real estate development industries.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Rezac worked in a tax-focused law firm, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best firms for tax law, tax litigation, trusts & estates, and construction in the U.S. Additionally, he worked in an Atlanta-based litigation boutique and a global, full-service firm, and has operated his own law firm. Mr. Rezac also worked for eight years in the financial services industry in the areas of credit extension, recovery, credit risk management and fraud prevention before beginning his law career.

Mr. Rezac has repeatedly been selected by his peers in the legal community as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the area of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights.”. In 1998, Mr. Rezac successfully appealed a trial court’s verdict against a secured lender in a lien priority dispute, arguing the case before the Court of Appeals of Georgia and obtaining a reversal of the trial verdict. See NationsBank of Tennessee, N.A. v. Hardwick Carpets Int’l, Inc., 506 S.E. 2d 174 (Ga. App. 1998).

Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Membership Committee Co-Chair, 2001
  • St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church Men’s Club, 2003-present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Bankruptcy Law, Creditors’ Rights and Dispute Resolution Sections

Recognitions

  • Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, Bankruptcy Law, 2007, 2011, 2014-2016, 2018-2021

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Business Torts and Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Corporate & Business
  • Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Finance & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Retail

Education

  • Georgia State University, College of Law, JD, 1996
  • Le Moyne College, BA, English, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia