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John C.Allerding

PartnerCleveland Chair, Pro Bono CommitteeJohn.Allerding@ThompsonHine.com
Cleveland

O 216.566.5748

Atlanta

O 404.407.3676

John C.Allerding

Partner
Cleveland Chair, Pro Bono CommitteeJohn.Allerding@ThompsonHine.com
Cleveland

O 216.566.5748

Atlanta

O 404.407.3676

Focus Areas

  • Representation of multibillion dollar heavy construction equipment financier with respect to various state and federal creditor rights litigation matters.
  • Defense of some of the largest residential mortgage lenders and servicers in the country with respect to various state and federal claims asserted against them.
  • Representation of multistate real estate holding and property management companies in Chapter 11 proceedings styled In re Berger Properties of Texas, LLC, et al. (Texas).
  • Defense of large chemical manufacturer with respect to bankruptcy issues involved in class action antitrust litigation.
  • Representation of Fortune 500 lender with respect to Uniform Commercial Code litigation.
  • Defense of officers and directors of large bankrupt solar panel manufacturer with respect to breach of fiduciary duty and other claims asserted by chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee.
  • Representation of chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee of bankrupt oil and gas company.
  • Representation of large and mid-sized companies with respect to contract negotiation and disputes.
  • Representation of large and mid-sized companies with respect to various bankruptcy issues, including preference claim litigation.
  • Representation of senior secured lender of bankrupt technology manufacturing company with respect to repayment of senior secured debt.
  • Representation of secured lender with respect to collection of secured debt and initiation and administration of receivership proceedings.
  • Representation of corporate trustees with respect to resignation of trusteeship duties.
  • Representation of secured lenders in various bankruptcy proceedings with respect to use of cash collateral, preservation of security interests, and collection of secured debt through bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representation of prepetition secured lender with respect to efforts to purchase coal mines from bankrupt coal mine operator.
  • Representation of officers and directors of bankrupt air-crane operator with respect to breach of fiduciary and other claims asserted by the trustee of the bankrupt’s litigation trust.
  • Representation of the operator of Sears Optical with respect to numerous issues arising from its pre- and post-bankruptcy business relationship with Sears, Roebuck & Co. and the purchaser of Sears’ ongoing business operations.
  • Representation of 150+ oil and gas lessors with respect to pre- and post-bankruptcy disputes with large bankrupt oil and gas operator and renegotiation of operating leases with purchaser of the bankrupt’s assets.
  • Received a 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list, 2014, 2016-2021
  • Recipient of the Access to Justice Award from the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, 2015
  • Recipient of a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (11th Congressional District), November 30, 2015
  • Recipient of a Certificate of Congressional Recognition and Achievement from Rep. David P. Joyce (14th Congressional District), November 30, 2015
  • Recipient of a Letter of Commendation from Commander Paul T. Markland, Ninth Coast Guard District, December 2, 2013
  • Recipient of the ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award from the American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project, 2012
  • Selected for the Dayton C. Miller Honor Society by Baldwin-Wallace College, 2007

Professional Associations

  • Towards Employment, Board of Directors; Chair of the Fund Development & Marketing Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association William J. O’Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Institute, Faculty Committee Member, 2015
  • United Way Loaned Executive Program, 2012

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2010,

    associate editor, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

  • Baldwin-Wallace College, B.A., 2007,
    summa cum laude
  • Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), A.A., 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia