John represents debtors, creditors, committees, trustees, receivers and fiduciaries in a variety of industries, including real estate, healthcare, education, restaurants, retail and manufacturing. Recent engagements include the following:
Nonprofit Organizations - Healthcare & Education
Quincy Medical Center, Inc.: As lead counsel in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of this acute-care community hospital, John counseled the client in completing the sale of the hospital to a for-profit company in 90 days, and confirming its Chapter 11 plan.
Boston Biomedical Research Institute: As insolvency counsel, John assisted this independent research institute in the orderly wind-up of the operations, in which the secured bondholders and other creditors were paid 100%.
Hebrew College: John represented the college in the successful restructuring -- and eventual refinancing -- of its bond debt, allowing the college to remain in its current home, and stabilizing its financial future.
The MacDuffie School: John represented the private company which purchased assets of The MacDuffie School, enabling the school to continue its mission of college-preparatory secondary education.
Restaurants & Retail
Joe Tecce's: John represented this restaurant, an institution in Boston's North End, in the restructuring of its real estate holdings and its bankruptcy liquidation.
Everest Crossing: John represented the Chapter 7 Trustee of this restaurant holding company in the liquidation of its Cambridge restaurant, including the sale of its liquor license.
Tellos: John represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of this Boston fashion retailer in its successful Chapter 11 reorganization.
John is part of the Casner & Edwards team that represents a real estate investment holding company and its affiliates. Over the last several years, he has represented this client group in a variety of transactions, including sales, refinancings, and other restructurings.