John R. Dodd

John R. Dodd

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John R. Dodd is experienced handling transactions and litigations that arise in business reorganizations, liquidations, distressed asset acquisition and sales, financial restructurings, and loan workouts.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Trigeant Ltd and affiliates in its Chapter 11 reorganization involving $100 million sale of Texas oil refinery and disposition of cross-border claims.
  • Represented the Indenture Trustee in in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the City Center entities, owners and developers of a 400-acre project in Polk County, Florida, known as the Victor Posner City Center.
  • Represented the secured creditor, stalking horse bidder and ultimate purchaser of the famed Versace Mansion on Miami Beach.
  • Represented BankUnited Financial Corporation and affiliates in Chapter 11 cases and related litigation (S.D.Fla.).
  • Represented lender on a $70 million preferred ship mortgage with respect to the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of the borrowers, the arrest of the vessels in admiralty and related litigation under the WARN Act.
  • Represented Indenture Trustee with respect to bond indebtedness in excess of $71 million, with respect to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of a developer holding in excess of 120 acres of land in Miami, financed by community development district bonds to fund the infrastructure improvements.
  • Represented Indenture Trustee with respect to 11 bond issuances, with aggregate bond indebtedness in excess of $106 million, with respect to Chapter 11 bankruptcy of a master planned residential community comprised of nearly 4,000 zoned acres of land in Naples, Florida, financed by community development district bonds to fund the infrastructure improvements
  • Represented Time Warner, Inc. and TMZ.com with respect to legal actions brought by Trustee for Lorraine Brooke Associates, Inc. estate (a corporation established and operated by O.J. Simpson and family) in connection with the alleged publication of manuscript of O.J. Simpson book If I Did It? (S.D. Fla.).
  • Represented group of aircraft purchasers in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a jet aircraft manufacturer.
  • Represented group of off-track betting facilities in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of a national owner and operator of horse racetracks.
  • Represented lender on a $119 million mortgage loan with respect to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the borrowers, owners of a hotel, two condominium projects, tax credits and some land, in San Juan, P.R.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Winning Team, “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Small Cap)” for the sale of Nighthawk Energy, Global M&A Network’s Americas M&A Atlas Awards, 2018
  • Member, Winning Team, Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Award, "Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year - Middle Markets," for the restructuring of Optima Specialty Steel, 2018
  • Winner, Daily Business Review, "Most Effective Lawyers," 2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Up and Comer," 2017-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Law Firm of the Year" in Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency & Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, 2008-Present
  • Graduate, Leadership Miami, 2012-2013

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Physics, cum laude, Harvard College, 2001
Clerkships
  • Hon. Robert A. Mark, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2006-2008
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit