John

D. Cornwell

Senior Attorney
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

John has practiced law in Houston for 12 years, starting his career with a one of the largest law firms in the world and then joining Munsch Hardt in 2016.

John’s practice primarily relates to bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters, with an emphasis on litigation and insolvency-related disputes. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, governmental entities, third-party purchasers and investors, as well as a variety of other stakeholders in bankruptcy. 

In light of the economic climate in Houston, much of John’s recent practice involves representing creditors and stakeholders in Chapter 11 proceedings relating to Houston-based oil and natural gas exploration/operating companies and oilfield service companies operating in the Permian Basin, the Bakken Shale Play, Eagle Ford, the Gulf of Mexico, and similar areas. 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, Chinese exporters and banks; energy, oil and gas producers; Japanese-based industrial manufacturers; law firms and small businesses; governmental bodies; national and international distributors; pharmaceutical companies; and telecommunication carriers.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2010, 2012-2017)
  • 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 for 12 years, starting his career with a one of the largest law firms in the world and then joining Munsch Hardt in 2016.

John’s practice primarily relates to bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring matters, with an emphasis on litigation and insolvency-related disputes. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, governmental entities, third-party purchasers and investors, as well as a variety of other stakeholders in bankruptcy. 

In light of the economic climate in Houston, much of John’s recent practice involves representing creditors and stakeholders in Chapter 11 proceedings relating to Houston-based oil and natural gas exploration/operating companies and oilfield service companies operating in the Permian Basin, the Bakken Shale Play, Eagle Ford, the Gulf of Mexico, and similar areas. 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, Chinese exporters and banks; energy, oil and gas producers; Japanese-based industrial manufacturers; law firms and small businesses; governmental bodies; national and international distributors; pharmaceutical companies; and telecommunication carriers.

Experience

  • Trustee Representation 

    Representing the Indenture Trustee in the Chapter 11 case of Linn Energy, and 14 of its affiliates, which was filed in the Southern District of Texas. As of the filing

  • Energy Litigation

    Representing non-operating working interest owners in declaratory judgment action relating to interpretation of net profits interest calculation and attribution among

  • Energy Restructuring

    Representing significant noteholder in out-of-court note and corporate restructuring and related disputes to secure obligations while also maximizing enterprise value

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