John C. Longmire is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department, focusing on bankruptcy, restructuring, workouts, acquisitions of distressed companies, and distressed debt matters.
John has been actively involved in numerous complex restructuring and acquisition matters on behalf of the firm’s clients, including transactions in the retail, entertainment, telecommunications, airline, medical services and other industries.
John has been recognized by Chambers USA among the leading bankruptcy and restructuring law practitioners in New York. He is also included in Expert Guides’ listing of the leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers in the world.
In 2016, the Global M&A Network honored John at the Turnaround Atlas Awards for his significant role in the chapter 11 cases of Colt Defense (named Upper Mid-Market Turnaround of the Year) and Global Geophysical Services (named Middle Markets Chapter 11 Restructuring of the Year). His work on the Colt Defense case was also recognized in the “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($250M to $500M)” category at the 2017 M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. Additionally, he was named among Global M&A Network’s Top 100 Restructuring and Turnaround Professionals in 2016. In 2015, John was one of only 12 lawyers nationwide to be named to Turnarounds & Workouts’ list of “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyers.” In 2013, the Global M&A Network honored him for his significant role in the out-of-court restructurings of Barneys New York and Kerzner International, which were named Upper Mid Market Turnaround of the Year and Large Market Turnaround of the Year, respectively. Additionally, M&A Advisor honored John’s restructuring of Virginia-based waste management company EnviroSolutions, Inc. with a 2011 Turnaround Award for excellence.