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John S. Kaplan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Perkins Coie LLP

John Kaplan, a partner with the firm's Business practice, focuses his practice on insolvency and bankruptcy matters as well as commercial litigation and commercial transactions.  John represents commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) special servicers and other secured lenders in various foreclosure, receivership and bankruptcy matters.  He also represents borrowers in out-of-court restructurings, creditor compositions and secured loan transactions. 


  • Listed in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, "Best Lawyers in Seattle", 2011
  • Listed in Washington Law & Politics, “Rising Stars of Washington Law", 1999 - 2003
  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ranked by Chambers USA, as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers", 2010 - 2014

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1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
Phone: 206-359-8408
Firm Phone: 206-359-8000

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy


  • University of Pennsylvania (BS) (1987)
  • Duke University (J.D.) (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar Association

Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute — Member
  • Turnaround Management Association — Member
  • Washington State Bar Association — Member
  • King County Bar Association — Member


  • Supreme Court