After interning at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., the Nevada Supreme Court, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, John Tedford spent the first three years of his legal career as a law clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. After his clerkships, John joined Danning-Gill as an associate in 2002. He has been a partner at Danning-Gill since January 2009.
John has extensive experience representing Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 trustees, court-appointed receivers and debtors in bankruptcy cases, and other matters. Clients represented by John include a federal equity receiver appointed for a group of investment companies that operated a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme; 56 Chapter 11 debtors who were collectively the largest nongovernment landowner in downtown Los Angeles; and numerous Chapter 7 trustees for whom John has asserted claims and recovered assets for distribution to creditors. He frequently represents his clients in appeals before the Ninth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the U.S. District Court and is a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
When not representing clients, John often writes about or speaks on panels addressing trending topics in his field. Most recently, John, the Honorable Deborah J. Saltzman, and attorney Nancy B. Clark gave a presentation for the Los Angeles County Bar Association regarding Chapter 7 trustees’ objections to exemptions after the Supreme Court’s decision in Law v. Siegel. He also regularly writes e-bulletins published by the California State Bar’s Insolvency Law Committee, and authored a comprehensive article published in the California Bankruptcy Journal regarding the allowance, classification and treatment of real property tax claims in Chapter 11 cases.
John is active in organizations serving bankruptcy professionals. He has been a member of the board of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (LABF) since 2009 and currently serves as its Vice President as well as head of the LABF’s Membership and New Media Committee. He is a member of the California State Bar’s Insolvency Law Committee (ILC) and currently serves as a co-editor of the ILC’s e-bulletins, which are sent to more than 1,000 readers each week. John also recently served the California Bankruptcy Forum (CBF) as a co-education chair for the CBF’s 2016 annual conference.