With more than 38 years of experience, John Duck represents financial institutions and other creditors in all aspects of creditors’ rights litigation, primarily in the bankruptcy practice area. His clients have included creditors and lessors committees, bankruptcy trustees, bankruptcy court-appointed examiners and commercial Chapter 11 debtors. His practice focuses on creditors’ rights, loan workouts and restructuring, troubled asset management and dispositions, bankruptcy proceedings and related commercial and bankruptcy litigation.
John has successfully confirmed many Chapter 11 reorganization plans in various industries, ranging from oil and gas assets, marine operations, technology, commercial real estate and hospitality, to franchising operations. He has successfully litigated numerous complicated cases involving fraud committed against lenders and creditors. He represents clients across the southeastern United States where he is admitted to practice in numerous federal districts.
In keeping with the firm’s commitment to community service, John is the chairman of the New Orleans Ballet Association Board of Directors. He also serves on the Men of Fashion Board, which helps sponsor the activities of the New Orleans Ballet Association, and recognizes men and women in the community for their public service. Previously, he served on the Urban League Board for a number of years, and as the League’s board vice chair for two years as well.
- Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1980
- University of Southern Mississippi, B.S., 1977
Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
- Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- American Bar Association, Section of Business Law
- Men of Fashion, Board of Directors
- English Turn Golf and Country Club, Advisory Board
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