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John F. Carlton
7 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-1636
Phone: 410.347.8732
Fax: 410.223.3732

Representation in mass preference action litigation and post confirmation litigation

Represented Chapter 11 debtors, creditors committees, trustees as well as individual creditors

Represented clients in bankruptcy matters throughout the country

Had significant and central roles in the representation of debtors in complex Chapter 11 cases that are among the largest ever filed in Maryland

Worked regularly in all aspects of the bankruptcy process, including formulation and confirmation of Chapter 11 plans

Expertise in the sale of assets under the supervision of the bankruptcy courts, gaining court approval of numerous sales of multi-million dollar assets


AV Peer Review Rated: Martindale-Hubbell

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2011-present

Memberships & Activities

Member: Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association

Member: American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 1988) cum laude
    • Law Clerk to the Honorable Clarence M. Newcomer, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988-89
  • University of Maryland (M.A. 1984)
  • University of Maryland (B.A. 1981)