John has practiced bankruptcy law for over 30 years. His practice also includes public financing. He has been an attorney with Ryley Carlock & Applewhite since 1989.
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights. John represents creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees and creditors' committees in large, complex commercial bankruptcy cases in various courts in Arizona, Colorado and across the country. He is a certified business bankruptcy specialist, recognized nationally by the American Board of Certification and in Arizona by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. John's experience includes advising clients of their rights in bankruptcy and workouts, structuring deals to avoid or minimize bankruptcy risks, restructuring the debt when problems arise, implementing "prepackaged" bankruptcies, enforcing loan documents, arranging debtor-in-possession financing and buying and selling assets under section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. John is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy law.
Public Finance and Bond Work. John is active in the firm's Public Finance practice, which serves to clients bring community and economic development projects to life in Arizona and beyond. Throughout his career, John has represented numerous industrial development authorities, indentured trustees and special districts in structuring and restructuring various public finance projects including healthcare facilities, public utilities, charter schools, affordable housing developments, pollution control infrastructure, higher learning institutions and manufacturing facilities.
Articles in the National Law Review database by John J. Fries