John F. Horstmann
practices in the areas of bankruptcy law, corporate reorganization, creditors' rights, out of court workouts, bank transactions, complex commercial reorganizations, international finance transactions and commercial loan documentation.
Mr. Horstmann presently represents a large European-based international bank in the collection of its secured loans and related litigation involving a major luxury class resort hotel and time share development in the United States Virgin Islands.
Mr. Horstmann is currently involved in three of the largest Chapter 11 cases filed within the last year -- Enron, Adelphia and Federal Mogul. He represents numerous commercial banks, insurance companies and various financing institutions in secured lending, credit enhancement transactions and other types of commercial transactions.
Mr. Horstmann is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and its International Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee. An associate member of the Turnaround Management Association, Mr. Horstmann is also a member of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Corporate Reorganization, Business Bankruptcy and the Uniform Commercial Code subcommittees of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America.
He is a 1976 graduate of Villanova University School of Law and a graduate of St. Joseph's University.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Member, Executive Committee, 1998-2011
- Former Member, Partners Board
- Chair, Corporate Practice Group, 2005-2010
- Chair, Reorganization and Finance Section, 1994-2001
- Of Counsel, 2014-present
- Partner, 1984-2013
- Associate, 1976-1984
•North American Bus Industries Rt.
Honors & Awards
•Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2017
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2003-2012 editions
•Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2004-2013
•Listed in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009 and 2010
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Co-author, Hidden Traps in Workouts - Environmental, Labor Laws May Complicate Reorganizations, Turnarounds & Workouts Survey, Volume 1, Number 5, November 1991
•Author of chapter entitled Other Considerations in Dealing with a Troubled Company, Dow-Jones Handbook of Restructuring in Distressed Companies, 1990
• Real Estate in Distress, Philadelphia Business Journal, May 1983
•Co-author, Highlights of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, Duane Morris Alert, October 6, 2008
Selected Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Equitable Subordination, How Hotly Contested Litigation Can Evolve From Highly-Leveraged Transactions, Kahn Consulting, Inc.'s Third Annual Litigation Conference, New York, New York, March 19, 1998