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A highly skilled, accomplished and experienced advocate and legal counselor, John possesses demonstrated insight and depth gained in the course of his more than 25-years’ experience in commercial and other complex litigation, business planning and dispute resolution, and a proven track record in the effective representation of multiple classes of interests in business and insolvency-related disputes, transactions and litigation. Since joining Deily & Glastetter’s litigation team in 2009, John has concentrated his efforts in complex business litigation, commercial and business planning, sophisticated commercial transactions, insolvency related matters and appellate advocacy. John has also successfully litigated and defended class action, derivative and business tort claims on behalf of commercial clients. Throughout his distinguished legal career, John has represented many diverse clients and client constituencies, including individual and institutional plaintiffs and defendants (including many financial institutions), Creditors' Committees, Trustees, attorneys, law firms and jurists, and has twice been appointed to serve as Chapter 11 Trustee in complicated commercial Chapter 11 cases in the Northern and Southern Districts of New York.

John’s achievements have been consistently recognized with an “AV Preeminent”® peer rating in Litigation, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy by Martindale-Hubbell® and Lawyers.com®. John has also been consistently recognized (2013-2017) by Upstate New York Super Lawyers® and has been honored with a “Top 25” rating among Hudson Valley attorneys two of the past three years.. Prior to joining Deily & Glastetter, LLP, John maintained his own civil practice firm and served as a partner for more than ten years at the regional law firm then known as DeGraff, Foy, Holt-Harris, Mealey & Kunz, LLP, and as Of Counsel to the Albany litigation firm of Cade & Sanders, PC.

Over the years, John has authored materials, spoken and served as a panel member for legal education programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, National Business Institute, Financial Executives Institute and Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association. John also recently authored an article for NY Litigator Magazine entitled "The Remarkable Invulnerability of the Unconditional Guaranty" published in the Fall, 2016 edition (Volume 21, No. 2).

John is an original member of the New York State Bar Association sponsored Albany, New York CDLHL (LAP) Committee, which he co-chaired in 2016-2017 and from which he received multiple volunteer recognition awards, and is now serving a second three year term on the Albany County Bar Association's Standing Committee on Judicial Qualifications which interviews, evaluates and publishes its findings concerning the qualifications of judicial candidates within New York's Third Judicial District.

 
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John was selected to the Super Lawyers® list and rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and Lawyers.com®.  The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thompson Reuters™.  A description of the selection methodology for Super Lawyers® can be found here.  A description of the selection methodology for Martindale-Hubbell® and Lawyers.com® can be found here.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or any other court.

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Education

  • Syracuse University (B.A., 1976)
  • New England School of Law (J.D., 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts:
  • Northern and Southern Districts of New York

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Federal Court Bar Association of the Northern District of New York
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Turnaround Management Association