JOHN P. LEON
John Leon has represented creditors, debtors, trustees, and other parties in interest in chapter 11 and chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. He served as lead counsel in cases involving the enforcement and restructuring of multimillion dollar mortgage and asset-based loans, and complex multimillion dollar leveraged buyout fraudulent transfer litigation. He also has substantial experience in commercial real estate matters, and in the negotiation and documentation of loan transactions and restructurings. John has conducted seminars on bankruptcy topics for attorneys and clients, and previously served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at Glassboro State College.
John is admitted to practice in all New Jersey and Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has also represented clients in the Delaware and New York bankruptcy courts.
He participates as a Master in New Jerseyís Bankruptcy Inn of Court program, and serves as a speaker for the Financial Literacy Project of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Lawyers Foundation.
Honors and Awards
John was among the first group of individuals certified as mediators by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.
John was litigation counsel to the Bondholders Committee in the Claridge Casino bankruptcy ($85 million claim).
He also represented several preference claim defendants in the Enron Corp. bankruptcy, and successfully resolved a nine million dollar preference claim in the bankruptcy case of Hayes Microcomputer Products (inventor of the computer modem). John continues to represent several bankruptcy trustees and other bankruptcy parties on a regular basis.
John is a 1978 magna cum laude graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and received his J.D. from Rutgers University in 1981. While at Rutgers, John was a member and Associate Editor of the Rutgers Law Journal, and served as an intern to United States District Court Judge Stanley Brotman.
Upon graduation, John served as a law clerk to New Jersey Superior Court Judge Rudolph J. Rossetti.
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