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John Francis Gough has over 40 years of experience in the private practice of law, most as a Partner and Of Counsel at several of Philadelphia’s largest and most prominent law firms. He established his own firm in 2005.

The firm’s goal is to provide responsive, experienced and effective legal advice and assistance to selected clients.

Services are offered on an affordable and cost-efficient basis, in a congenial attorney-client atmosphere. The firm is pleased to welcome you as a client and also invites referrals. There will be no charge for your initial consulatation.


• Dispute resolution by arbitration and mediation
• Commercial, corporate and real estate transactions
• Expert testimony in cases of alleged attorney malpractice in business and bankruptcy
• Business workouts and selected Chapter 11 engagements


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 11: 20%
    45 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    45 years
  3. Mediation: 20%
    45 years
  4. Arbitration: 20%
    45 years
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Michael Anthony Cataldo

    I endorse this lawyer. John is the ultimate professional. Many years of experience and well respected by the legal community


    Michael Cataldo Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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Contact info

Gough Law Associates RLLC

1500 Market Street, Centre Square
West Tower, Suite 3900
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Selected in top 5%Pennsylvania Super LawyersN/A
Recognition of scholarship and professional accomplishmentsAmerican Law Institute, sponsored by Edward R. Becker, Chief Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitN/A
ListedMarquis Who's Who in American LawN/A
ListedMarquis Who's Who in Business and FinanceN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMontgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads2000 - 2005
Of CounselHoyle Morris & Kerr1998 - 2000
PartnerMontgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads1992 - 1998
PartnerHoyle Morris & Kerr1988 - 1992
PartnerWhite & Williams1965 - 1980
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of PennsylvaniaSenior Hearing Examiner2005 - 2011
The National Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Alumni AssociationVice President2003 - 2011
American Board of CertificationBoard Certified1992 - 2007
Executive Committee of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy ConferenceMemberN/A
Hospital Attorneys of Southeastern PennsylvaniaCo-founder, Past PresidentN/A
American Law InstituteMemberN/A
Pennsylvania SuperlawyersSelected in top 5%N/A
Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Committee of United States Law Firm GroupChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAnnual Bankruptcy Institute2008
The Legal IntelligencerCo-author, “Bankruptcy Update” weekly2007
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteIn Harm’s Way: Officers and Directors of Corporations That Are Insolvent or in the Zone of Insolvency2005
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteFiduciary Duties of Directors and Officers of For-Profit and Nonprofit Corporations2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1960
Saint Joseph's UniversityInternational Relations, Philosophy, LatinAB, cum laude1957
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Graduate Division of Temple Law School, Continuing Legal EducationBusiness Law and Business Bankruptcy1992