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John T. Baxter

Associate

One Nashville Place
150 Fourth Avenue, North
Suite 1100
Nashville, TN 37219
john.baxter@nelsonmullins.com

John Baxter focuses his practice on bankruptcy law and consumer financial litigation.  Mr. Baxter has experience representing both debtors and creditors in chapter 11 proceedings touching on a diverse set of industries and has represented clients in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in state, federal, and appellate courts across the state of Tennessee and in...

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John Baxter focuses his practice on bankruptcy law and consumer financial litigation.  Mr. Baxter has experience representing both debtors and creditors in chapter 11 proceedings touching on a diverse set of industries and has represented clients in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in state, federal, and appellate courts across the state of Tennessee and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

John Baxter focuses his practice on bankruptcy law and consumer financial litigation.  Mr. Baxter has experience representing both debtors and creditors in chapter 11 proceedings touching on a diverse set of industries and has represented clients in bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters in state, federal, and appellate courts across the state of Tennessee and in... the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Representative Matters

  • In re Geokinetics Inc. Assisting with representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of global providers of seismic data acquisition, processing, and integrated reservoir geoscience services to the oil and natural gas industry. Obtained a carveout for the benefit of unsecured creditors from pre-petition lenders’ cash collateral.  In re Geokinetics Inc., et al., Case No. 18-33410 (Bankr. S.D. Tex)
  • In re Life Settlements Return I, LLC. Represent chapter 11 debtors in consolidated chapter 11 cases.  Debtors are a life settlements special purpose vehicle and its subsidiary holding company holding life insurance policies with estimated face value worth approximately $20.1 million faced with insolvency based on insureds outliving actuarial projections.  In re Life Settlements Absolute Return I, LLC, Case No. 17-13030-MFW (Bankr. D. Del. 2017)
  • In re Dart Music, Inc. Represented chapter 11 debtor in successful sale of IP assets under section 363 of the bankruptcy code. Debtor technology start-up was a unique provider of metadata solutions for the music industry faced with financial troubles arising from problems securing funding. In re Dart Music, Inc., Case No. 17-01300 (Bankr. M.D. Tenn. 2017)
  • In re Cherokee Pharmacy & Medical Supply, Inc., et. al. Represent a Forbes 200 pharmaceutical whole-sale distributor in consolidated chapter 11 cases of local pharmacies holding a $1.2 million claim. In re Cherokee Pharmacy & Medical Supply, Inc., et. al., Case No. 17-bk-11920 (Bankr. E.D. Tenn. 2017)
  • In re American Apparel, Inc. (“American Apparel 2”). Assist with representation of successful purchaser of lease assets in chapter 11 case of clothing retailer having $230 million in debt: In re American Apparel, Inc., Case No. 16-12551 (Bankr. D. Del. 2016)

Educational Activities

  • The University of Tennessee College of Law
    • Vice Chair for Advocates’ Prize, Moot Court Board
    • Founder of the UT Law Expungement Project, a pro bono organization connected to the College of Law's Legal Clinic that has helped hundreds of individuals remove dismissed charges from their records

Education

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, JD, summa cum laude (2016)
    • Member, National Moot Court Team (2014-2015)
      • Winner of the 2015 Harrison Tweed Bowl for drafting the best brief in the National Competition
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Law Student for Justice Pro Bono Award
  • Belmont University, BA, cum laude (2013)

Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

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