John H. Maddock III

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Education
  • St. John’s University School of Law, JD, Managing Editor, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, 1995
  • Stony Brook University State University of New York, BA, summa cum laude, 1991
Admissions
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Affiliations

Member; Immediate Past-President, Bankruptcy Law Section, Richmond Bar Association

Advisory Board Member, American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop

Member, Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Subcommittee, Real Property Section, Virginia State Bar

John's practice focuses on insolvency and debtor-creditor issues, including bankruptcy, state creditors' rights law and commercial litigation. He represents creditors and corporate debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 proceedings. He also has extensive experience representing buyers and other parties-in-interest in issues concerning acquisition sales under the bankruptcy code, the assumption or rejection of contracts, and preference litigation.

He is the immediate past-president of the Bankruptcy Section of the Richmond Bar Association. He has lectured on bankruptcy law at various continuing legal education programs and bar functions.

From 1996 to 1997, John served as law clerk for the Honorable Conrad B. Duberstein of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, and from 1995-1996, he served as law clerk for the Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Eastern District of Virginia.

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Purchaser of education based intellectual property license in education platform provider Chapter 11 case in New York.

National mortgage lender on complex standing and loss mitigation nationwide.

Servicer in various consolidated single asset real estate Chapter 11 cases in Virginia.

Secured lender in luxury hotel Chapter 11 case in Charlottesville, Virginia.

LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.

Liquidating Trustee as plaintiff in fraudulent transfer litigation in The Austin Company Chapter 11 case.

Secured lender in out of court workout with lumber company located in Richmond, Va.

Secured lender in Chapter 11 case of real estate developer in Charlottesville, Va.

Critical vendor and contract party in General Motors Chapter 11 case.

Critical vendor and contract party in Chrysler Chapter 11 case.

Bond participant in Lehman Chapter 11 case.

Contract party in Global Power Equipment Chapter 11 cases.

Xybernaut Corporation as Chapter 11 debtor.

Adversary defendant in Enron Corporation Chapter 11 case.

AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. as Chapter 11 debtor.

Best Products as Chapter 11 debtor.

Heilig-Meyers Company as Chapter 11 debtor.

Committee chair and adversary defendant in Durango, Georgia, Chapter 11 case.

Adversary defendant and contract party in Solutia, Inc. Chapter 11 case.

Indirect asbestos claimant in Kellogg, Brown & Root Chapter 11 case.

Investment banker for employment issues in various Chapter 11 cases.

Public Housing Authority as senior secured creditor in various Chapter 11 cases.

Adversary defendant and contract party in Bethlehem Steel Chapter 11 case.

Unsecured creditor and contract party in Mirant Corporation Chapter 11 case.

Bank in Open Plan Systems, Inc. Chapter 11 case.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Woodward/White, Inc., 2018

Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Virginia, Chambers USA, 2015-2017

Named to "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights, Virginia Business, 2011, 2014, 2015

Author, Bankruptcy Exemption Manual, West’s Bankruptcy Series, 2006-present
Author, "Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in Virginia," Virginia CLE, 1998-present
Authors, "Successful Strategies for Representing Creditors in the Complex Practice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy," Creditors’ Rights in Chapter 11 Cases, published by Aspatore Books, 2009
Co-author, "The Impact of Recent Bankruptcy Decisions in Piccadilly and Buffets Holdings on the Practice of Real Estate Law," The Fee Simple, November 2008
Co-author, "Maintaining and Enforcing Common Carrier Liens in Bankruptcy," American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, July/August 2008
Speaker, "Bankruptcy Issues, Avoidance of Liens for Disallowed Secured Claims: In re Blendheim," Current Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, Mortgage Servicing In-House Counsel Forum, February 2016
Roundtable leader, "The Treatment of Shopping Center Leases in Bankruptcy," US Shopping Center Law Conference, International Council of Shopping Centers, October 2015
Speaker, "Two Important Bankruptcy Issues for Every Real Estate Attorney (Single Asset Real Estate Bankruptcy Cases)," Virginia State Bar, May 2013
Speaker, "Default Interest and Yield Maintenance Premiums – Are They Enforceable?," American Bar Association, Business Law Section, April 2013
Speaker, "Emerging Threat to Closely-Held Businesses: Creditor Issues," American Bar Association – Real Property, Trust and Estate Section, Closely Held Business, Farmers and Ranchers Sub-Committee, July 2012
Speaker, "Lessons in Real Estate and Bankruptcy from the Global Financial Crisis," Virginia State Bar, June 2011
Speaker, "Recent Developments Concerning Property of the Estate Issues under Section 541 of the Bankruptcy Code," Virginia Bar Association, October 2009
Speaker, "Selected Current Bankruptcy and Loan Workout Issues," Virginia State Bar, May 2009
Speaker, "Bankruptcy From the Inside," Richmond Bar Association, April 2009
Moderator, "Labor/Pension, Public Finance and International Aspects of Airline Insolvencies," State Capital Global Law Firm Group, September 2007