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John R. Rizzardi

524 Second Avenue, Suite 500 Seattle, Washington 98104-2323
Firm: Cairncross & Hempelmann
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Overview
Firm

Cairncross & Hempelmann


Years In Practice


Phone Number (206) 587-0700
I provide commercial bankruptcy and creditors' rights advice to clients affected by potential or actual insolvency proceedings, including bankruptcy litigation, all while serving my clients' broader needs. Together with other attorneys in my firm, I represent secured and unsecured lenders, trustees, receivers, committees and selected commercial debtors. My law firm's tax, corporate finance, litigation and real estate attorneys enable me to provide comprehensive legal solutions to our business clients. I do a significant amount of strategic and general business planning to a wide range of companies and their owners, as well as dispute resolution assistance, to clients in our business and litigation practices. I have served as a mediator, bankruptcy examiner and have been a Chapter 7 trustee.

I am the Past Executive Committee Chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Creditor/Debtor's Rights Section. I also am the Past Executive Committee Chair of the Mediation Program for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington. I have been the Chair and President of the Turnaround Management Association.

I am an Honorary Member of the Turnaround Hall of Fame and a regular author and speaker on commercial insolvency and turnaround topics.

Examples of recent and ongoing work include:
  • Assisted major national transportation firm with complex issues associated with insolvency of related party, including valuation and claims resolution
  • Represented senior secured lender with debt realization needs on significant urban condominium tower project
  • Represented 75% equity owner of regional grocer as to all issues arising within grocer’s Chapter 11
  • Assisted multi-family property management enterprise with total restructuring of over $200,000,000 of secured debt on 73 apartment buildings
  • Assisted regional investment advisory firm with services associated with involuntary bankruptcies of several related investment funds
  • Led teams in several distressed asset acquisitions of commercial properties and operating entities
  • Representing courtappointed receiver managing a wide array of multi-state apartment properties
What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Awards
  • Honorary Hall of Fame - Turnaround Management Association
  • Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy Award Recipient, Seattle Magazine
  • Top Lawyer - Bankruptcy Award Recipient, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Named on the Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Top Business Lawyer - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law Award Recipient, Seattle Business
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Named on the Washington Super Lawyers - Bankruptcy list by Super Lawyers® Magazine
  • Chapter of the Year when President of the Northwest Chapter, Turnaround Management Association
  • Top Ranked in Washington State by Chambers USA in the area of Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Languages
English
Education
Graduated
University of Colorado - Boulder, BA
Graduated 1976
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (206) 587-0700
524 Second Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, Washington 98104-2323
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