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.

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); Litigation – Bankruptcy (2021)
  • 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.

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

  • Unsecured Creditors’ Committee

    Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Epic Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court

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  • Unsecured Creditors' Committee

    Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Sklar Exploration Companies LLC in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the

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  • Oil & Gas Litigation

    Representation of Southern California Public Power Authority and Turlock Irrigation District against debtor Ultra Resources, Inc. and various other working interest owners in

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