Bankruptcy and insolvency law attorney John Kaplan has represented all major constituents in bankruptcy, receivership, and real and personal property foreclosure matters. His clients have included Chapter 11 debtors, trustees, and secured and unsecured creditors. John’s counsel to premier global clients in national bankruptcies has helped him earn recognition as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” 2018 in Bankruptcy Litigation in Seattle. John represents leading business clients in areas related to bankruptcy claims, contract assumption and termination, and other commercial transactions and litigation matters.
John advocates for clients in complex bankruptcy matters involving high stakes and challenging legal issues. His experience includes the heavily contested Chapter 11 trustee appointment in In re Hawaiian Airlines Inc., as well as reported decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in In re Birting Fisheries Inc. and In re TreeSource Industries, Inc.
John has represented secured lenders —CMBS and otherwise—in single asset real estate bankruptcies, receiverships and foreclosures. He also represents borrowers in out-of-court restructurings, creditor compositions and secured loan transactions.
John is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading business lawyer and serves as an executive committee member of the Creditor/Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association as well as a mediator with the Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program.