Spencer Fane attorney Eric Johnson was recently chosen to receive the 2020 Michael R. Roser Excellence in Bankruptcy Award from the Commercial Law Committee of the Missouri Bar.
According to the Missouri Bar, the Commercial Law Committee “has presented the Roser award to an attorney who manifests the highest standard of excellence in bankruptcy practice, who contributes distinctively to the development and appreciation of bankruptcy law, and who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of bankruptcy practice or administration.”
With a strong commitment to the bar and legal education, Eric currently serves as the chair of the Missouri Bar’s Business/Corporate Division and has served as the chair of the Bankruptcy Creditor-Debtor Rights Committee, president of the Kansas Bar Association Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, and president of the Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association. Eric is also very active in the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the nation’s largest association of bankruptcy professionals. Eric currently serves on the ABI Board of Directors and on the advisory board for the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, an annual program jointly sponsored by the ABI and the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
At Spencer Fane, Eric serves as the co-practice group leader for the Banking and Financial Services Group and practice group leader for the Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’ Rights Group. Eric represents clients in bankruptcy, non-bankruptcy insolvency proceedings, such as receiverships and foreclosure proceedings, out of court workouts and restructurings, and other related insolvency matters. As an experienced litigator, Eric also represents clients in complex insolvency related litigation, including bankruptcy avoidance actions and other adversary proceedings and contested matters. Eric also is a member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees for the Western District of Missouri and is currently serving as a federal equity receiver.
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