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John E. Mitchell

Partner 
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3600
Dallas, TX 75201
 
Tel:
214.720.4344
Fax:
214.981.9339
 
1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77056

John Mitchell handles all aspects of commercial restructuring and focuses his practice on complex bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts and sales, voluntary liquidations, asset sales and general insolvency related litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, debtors, and committees across the U.S. in bankruptcy and pre-bankruptcy workouts in the real estate, energy, oil and gas, power, food service, retail, consumer finance, shipping, and commercial vehicles and heavy equipment sectors.
 
Representative Experience
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Represented Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital in wind down restructuring process.
 
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Represented GE Healthcare Finance in bankruptcy of regional sleep disorder chain.
 
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Represented GE Healthcare Finance in bankruptcy and litigation related to chiropractic and dental advertising agency.
 
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Lead counsel to coal bed methane producer in Chapter 11 restructuring of over $800 million in debts and successful sale of assets in distressed M & A process
 
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Lead counsel to an offshore service and supply company and its subsidiaries in the restructuring of $1 billion in debts through both Chapter 11 and out-of-court exchange process
 
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Represented Official Equity Committee in Chapter 11 of leading body armor manufacturer and pursuit of restitution claims in excess of $100 million
 
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Represented senior secured lender for claims in excess of $30 million in the Chapter 11 case of an offshore oil and gas exploration, development, acquisitions, and production company
 
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Representing Midstream oil and gas company in multiple Chapter 11's and potential Chapter 11's throughout the United States
 
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Representing 155 location restaurant chain in Chapter 11 restructuring of over $100 million in debts
 
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Represented multiple foreign lenders in commercial shipping Chapter 11 restructuring and retiring over $200 million in debts
 
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Represented world's largest Bitcoin exchange in Chapter 15 foreign representation proceeding
 
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Represented a leading cafeteria/casual restaurant chain in the Southwest in Chapter 11 and sale of 25 retail locations and food processing/distribution centers with debts in excess of $40 million
 
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Represented national consumer finance company in the multi-million dollar litigation through the use of Chapter 11 claims process for multi-location car dealerships
 
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Represented agent bank in $70 million syndicated loan facility restructured through the Chapter 11 of a major Midwest restaurant company
 
Awards & Recognition
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Chambers USA 2015-2017, Ranked in Texas for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2014, Listed in Texas for Bankruptcy
 
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International Turnaround of the Year Award, Turnaround Management Association, 2012
 
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Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars J.T. Rutherford Award, 2012
 
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Robert B. Wilson Distinguished Service Award, State Bar of Texas - Bankruptcy Law Section, 2007
 
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Texas Monthly, Listed in 2005 and 2007 as a "Texas Rising Star"
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA) 2017 Annual Conference, Speaker, "Structured Dismissals," June 2017
 
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Texas A&M University School of Law, 8th Energy Symposium, Panelist, "Bankruptcy Issues in the Energy Sector," March 23, 2017
 
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Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Presenter, "Two Years In…A Look Back, Distress Today, and a View Toward the Future," July 20, 2016
 
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Texas Aggie Bar Association, Annual Conference, Presenter, March 6, 2016
 
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Texas Aggie Bar Association Annual Conference, Presenter, "The Bankruptcy Courts and Code: Procedural, Ethical and Other Considerations for the Non-Bankruptcy Lawyer," March 2, 2013
 
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Dallas Bankruptcy Bar Association, Presenter, "Mortgage Servicer Enforcement Actions, Consent Orders & (Possible) Bankruptcy Implications," February 1, 2012
 
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26th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, Presenter, "Shifting Sands: Ethical Issues for Bankruptcy Professionals in the Days of Claims Trading and Freewheeling Lateral Movement of Lawyers," November 15-16, 2007
 
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2nd Annual Federal Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association, Co-Author and Presenter, "A Primer on Chapter 5 Avoidance Actions," September 2005
 
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National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Co-author, "Disallowance of Claims Under 11 U.S.C. §502(e)," October 1998
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
 
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Turnaround Management Association, Member
 
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State Bar of Texas, Bankruptcy Section, Member
 
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Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Member
 
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Texas Aggie Bar Association, President
 
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Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
 
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Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Association, Member
 
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Master: Honorable John C. Ford American Inn of Court, Member
 
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Dallas A&M Club, Member
 
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Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, Director
 
Related Professional Experience
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United States Army, Lieutenant, 1988-1992, PATRIOT Launcher Platoon Leader and Tactical Control Officer, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Provide Comfort (Kurdish Refugee Relief Effort); Parachutist Badge; Southwest Asia Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal
 

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John E. Mitchell

Practice
Bankruptcy & Reorganization
Education
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1996; magna cum laude
B.B.A., Texas A & M University, 1988; Distinguished Military Graduate; Texas A&M Corp of Cadets
Bar Admissions
Texas
 
 
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