John

D. Cornwell

Shareholder
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

John has practiced law in Houston since 2005, starting his career with one of the largest law firms in the world and then joining Munsch Hardt in 2016. He currently serves as Managing Shareholder of the Houston office.

John’s practice primarily relates to bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring matters and complex commercial litigation. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, governmental entities, third-party purchasers and investors, as well as a variety of other stakeholders in bankruptcy. John also represents a variety of parties in commercial litigation matters, including disputes relating to oil and gas contracts and with respect to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.

In light of the economic climate, much of John’s recent practice involves representing creditors and stakeholders in Chapter 11 proceedings relating to oil and natural gas exploration and operation, oilfield services, retail and food services. John also has experience representing local, national and international clients in a variety of industries, including commercial and industrial real estate; telecommunications and broadcasting; banking and private equity investing; pharmaceutical design, delivery, disposition and compounding; timber harvesting; and intellectual property creation and dissemination.

John’s clients include leading financial institutions; commercial real estate owners/managers; oil and gas producers; other energy owners and participants; small businesses; national and international distributors; pharmaceutical companies; telecommunication carriers; and directors and officers.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2010, 2012-2020)
  • Woodward/White, Inc. – Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2022); Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Bankruptcy (2021-2022)
  • Memberships

    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • American Cancer Society
    • American Inns of Court, The Honorable Arthur L. Moller/David B. Foltz, Jr.
    • Houston Bar Association (Legal Lines)
    • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • State Bar of Texas
    • The Innocence Project – New Orleans
    • The Turnaround Management Association

Overview

John has practiced law in Houston since 2005, starting his career with one of the largest law firms in the world and then joining Munsch Hardt in 2016. He currently serves as Managing Shareholder of the Houston office.

John’s practice primarily relates to bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring matters and complex commercial litigation. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, governmental entities, third-party purchasers and investors, as well as a variety of other stakeholders in bankruptcy. John also represents a variety of parties in commercial litigation matters, including disputes relating to oil and gas contracts and with respect to alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.

In light of the economic climate, much of John’s recent practice involves representing creditors and stakeholders in Chapter 11 proceedings relating to oil and natural gas exploration and operation, oilfield services, retail and food services. John also has experience representing local, national and international clients in a variety of industries, including commercial and industrial real estate; telecommunications and broadcasting; banking and private equity investing; pharmaceutical design, delivery, disposition and compounding; timber harvesting; and intellectual property creation and dissemination.

John’s clients include leading financial institutions; commercial real estate owners/managers; oil and gas producers; other energy owners and participants; small businesses; national and international distributors; pharmaceutical companies; telecommunication carriers; and directors and officers.

Experience

  • Trustee Representation

    Appointment as liquidating trustee following confirmation of the joint combined Chapter 11 Plan of Veterinary Care, Inc., et al., which was a highly contested bankruptcy

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  • Chapter 11 + Subchapter V Reorganizations

    Representation of Snap Kitchen Investments, LLC and eight affiliated entities in connection with their Chapter 11 bankruptcy

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  • Receiver Representation

    Representation of KPMG Inc., solely in its capacity as court-appointed receiver and manager of Q’Max Solutions Inc., in connection with the Receiver’s filing of a

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