Phone: (804) 783-7254
Fax: (804) 783-7291
 
John Smith is a member of the Business group and our Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights teams. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, federal receiverships, and professional liability. He is based in our Richmond office.

John has handled matters for his clients that include:

  • Representing debtors with complex financial difficulties, creditors holding claims against a bankruptcy estate or sued by the bankruptcy estate, and litigating all manner of bankruptcy issues, including:
    • preferential transfers
    • fraudulent conveyances
    • landlord/tenant disputes
    • lien priority and avoidance actions
    • dischargeability complaints, and
    • other adversary and contested matters
  • Representing federally court-appointed receivers in recovering actions and distributing assets pursuant to a court-approved plan
  • Representing accountants in malpractice defense cases

John is a Certified Public Accountant and practiced for several years in public accounting prior to his legal practice. He has been selected by his peers as to be listed as one of Virginia's Legal Elite for his Bankruptcy practice. John served as law clerk to the Honorable Douglas O. Tice, Jr., Chief Judge Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. 

John earned his law degree magna cum laude from Boston College Law School where he served as an Articles Editor on the B.C. Environmental Affairs Law Journal. He graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a degree in Accounting.

 

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Education

B.A., State University of New York at Fredonia, summa cum laude
J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude

 

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Bar Association

 

Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia & New Hampshire

 

■ Quick Facts

 
Education

B.A., State University of New York at Fredonia, summa cum laude
J.D., Boston College Law School, magna cum laude

 

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Bar Association

 

Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Virginia & New Hampshire