John A. Thomson, Jr. has advised clients on commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters for more than 30 years. He represents clients in matters related to commercial finance and debtor/creditor issues.
John has served in a broad range of roles in the bankruptcy courts, including counsel to secured financial institutions, indenture trustees, commercial trade creditors, life insurance companies, private equity investors, and purchasers of distressed debt in all facets of commercial bankruptcies. John has served as counsel to a number of Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors, and has served as Chapter 11 Trustee for a healthcare operating company.
John’s litigation work has included litigating matters in actions arising out of breach of contract, shareholder disputes, valuation of real and personal property collateral, the appointment of receivers, declaratory judgment actions related to bond issues, leases of commercial property, real estate development ventures, repossession of commercial collateral, and execution of judgments.
In addition to his litigation and transactional skills, John is a graduate of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Mediation Training at St. John’s University, and he is qualified as a mediator in disputes arising out of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters.
John is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, inducted in 2013. He is the past President and Chairman of the Board of the Southeast Bankruptcy Law Institute, and the former Chair of the Atlanta Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (2013-2014).
John is also a Master of the W. Homer Drake Inn of Court. Finally, he is a member of the Bankruptcy and Litigation Sections of the Georgia Bar Association, and, a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Committees on Finance, Banking, Real Estate and Asset Sales.
- University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1986
- Davidson College, A.B., -2147483648, Economics
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