John represents secured lenders, trade creditors, landlords, buyers and sellers of distressed businesses and others seeking financial solutions in complex legal matters.

A member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring matters, John consults with business and individual debtors to help resolve financial problems through negotiation, out-of-court resolutions and bankruptcy. He has represented numerous clients in significant bankruptcy litigation matters, including multi-million dollar preference and fraudulent transfer cases. He is a member of Taft’s Distressed Company Task Force, which was created to assist borrower clients in every way during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to navigate discussions with their lenders and in addressing concerns over suppliers and stakeholders.

John is a Certified Public Accountant and was in private practice in business consulting and taxation prior to becoming an attorney. He continues to apply this expertise in tax controversy cases.

Throughout his tenure, John has been recognized with industry accolades for his work, including as an honoree by Indiana Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.


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  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (1999)
  • Texas A&M University (1992)
  • Indiana University (1989)


  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • State - Indiana

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • American Bar Association

    Member, Business Section
    Member, Tax Section
    Member, Litigation Section

  • Indiana CPA Society


  • Indiana State Bar Association

    Member, Bankruptcy Section
    Member, Tax Section

  • American Board of Certification

    Board Certified, Business Bankruptcy Law

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Member, Business Law Section
    Member, Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section