John P. Melko

Chair, Financial Restructuring and Reorganization
Partner, Financial Restructuring and Reorganization
Houston
2000 Wells Fargo Plaza
1000 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
t 713.276.5727 f 713.276.6727
jmelko@gardere.com

John Melko's practice focuses on complex sales, acquisitions, bankruptcies and financings in the energy sector throughout the U.S., as well as shipping-related issues in both foreign and domestic cases and financings. John has years of cross-border and multinational experience with oil and gas exploration and production, refining and marketing, airlines, telecommunications, electric utilities, manufacturing, retail, rig and ship finance, mass torts and asset-backed securities. He has represented:

  • Borrowers and debtors in possession
  • Creditors and creditors' committees
  • Securitized noteholders
  • Trustees
  • Investors
  • Buyers of assets and businesses in and out of restructuring or bankruptcy settings

Throughout his career, John has helped guide clients through dislocations in the energy, shipping, telecommunication, real estate and health care markets.

For over two years, John was general counsel of a media company with extensive activity buying, upgrading and selling media properties in all parts of the U.S., an experience that added to his appreciation for lean staffing and efficient matter management.

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