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John Cardinal Parks

John Cardinal Parks

Practice areas:

Antitrust & Trade Law, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Commercial

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Antitrust & Trade Law: 60%
    39 years
  2. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: 30%
    35 years
  3. Commercial: 10%
    39 years



Hourly ($450-550/hour)

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Contact Info

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

1700 Lincoln Street
Suite 4000
Denver, CO, 80203




Professional Misconduct

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Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nominee - Individual of the Year AwardColorado Lawyers Committee1996
Nominee - Individual of the Year AwardColorado Lawyers Committee1995
Dean's Honors ListUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law1976
John R. Sayler Prize in EvidenceUniversity of Cincinnati College of Law1975

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Special CounselHorowitz & Burnett P.C.2011 - 2014
Of CounselMcElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP2001 - 2011
ShareholderReinhart Boerner Van Deuren Norris & Rieselbach1999 - 2001
Of CounselLeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae1994 - 1999
PartnerFaegre & Benson1989 - 1994
AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP1980 - 1989
AssociateRendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis1976 - 1980


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2005 - Present
Colorado Lawyers CommitteeBoard of Directors1993 - 1999
Colorado Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
America West Airlines, Inc. Chapter 11 ReorganizationPlan of reorganization was confirmed in 1994.
In re Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.Trustee's plan of reorganization confirmed.
Nicholls v. Zurich American Insurance Group et al, 244 F.Supp.2d 1144 (D.Colo. 2003)Summary Judgment Win

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Publication NameTitleDate
ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee NewsletterElectricity Is a "Good" under § 503(b)(9), Right? Not So Fast — It Might Be Too Fast to Be a "Good"2014
Annual Survey of Bankruptcy LawThe Effective Use Of Bidding Incentives in Bankruptcy2000
California Bankruptcy Court ReporterA Modest Proposal: Bankruptcy Courts Should Review Bidding Incentives for Whether They Maximize Estate Value2000
Colorado Bankruptcy Court ReporterA Modest Proposal: Bankruptcy Courts Should Drop the Convoluted Analysis and Simply Review Bidding Incentives for Whether They Maximize Estate Value2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Yale UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Rocky Mountain Bankrutpcy ConferenceAdversary Proceedings and Contested Matters2014
Building Trial Skills - Rocky Mountain RegionalTrial Skills Instructor2014
Building Trial Skills - Rocky Mountain Regional (NITA)Trial Skills Instructor2006
ABI Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy ConferenceChanges to Chapter 5 avoiding powers under the BAPCPA2006