John J. Rutter

Shareholder
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6713
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6713 | F 330.376.4577

Overview

Mr. Rutter is a creditors’ rights attorney who focuses on banking and business matters.  He has extensive experience representing banks, special servicers, and other secured parties in commercial real estate workout matters, including mortgage foreclosures, receiverships, deed in lieu transactions, forbearances, and REO sales involving a wide range of properties such as industrial, office, retail, multi-family, hotels, and golf courses.  In addition, Mr. Rutter represents equipment lessors, commercial landlords, and housing associations and is experienced in protecting clients' security interests in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and defending preference and fraudulent transfer claims.

Experience
  • Represented secured lender in $55 million commercial mortgage foreclosure and receivership action
  • Represented state court receivers in the sales of manufacturing  businesses, large multi-family, and commercial properties
  • Represented banks and other secured parties in recovery and liquidation of collateral and restructuring of obligations
  • Extensive experience in representing homeowners' and condominium associations in collection enforcement
Services

Industries

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Law Review
  2. The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013-2019)
  • Senior Lecturer, Ethical Issues in the Workplace, The University of Akron (2015 – 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer, Essentials of Business Law, The University of Akron (2011 – 2018)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • USLAW Network Banking & Financial Institutions Group, Chair (2014)
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Community Affiliations
  • Medina Professionals Youth Flag Football, Past Treasurer and Coach
  • Medina Youth Lacrosse Association, Volunteer

Insights

  1. Article
    10 Things Every Practitioner Should Know About the New Bankruptcy Act (Oct 15, 2006)
  2. Presentations
    "Landlord and Tenant Obligations” and “Recovering Lease Damages” - Sterling Education Services’ 9th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar (2016)
    "Bankrupt Borrowers: What Secured Creditors Need to Know to Protect Their Lien Rights” - USLAW Network Client Conference (2014)
    "Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law” - Sterling Education Services’ 10th Annual Landlord-Tenant Seminar (2012, 2014)
    “Fraud Prevention Seminar” - Akron, OH (2014)
    “Enforcement of Your Client’s Security Interests After Default Under Article 9 of the UCC and Protecting Those Interests in Subsequent Bankruptcy Proceedings” - USLAW Network Client Conference (2013)
  3. Firm News
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2016)

Overview

Mr. Rutter is a creditors’ rights attorney who focuses on banking and business matters.  He has extensive experience representing banks, special servicers, and other secured parties in commercial real estate workout matters, including mortgage foreclosures, receiverships, deed in lieu transactions, forbearances, and REO sales involving a wide range of properties such as industrial, office, retail, multi-family, hotels, and golf courses.  In addition, Mr. Rutter represents equipment lessors, commercial landlords, and housing associations and is experienced in protecting clients' security interests in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings and defending preference and fraudulent transfer claims.

Experience
  • Represented secured lender in $55 million commercial mortgage foreclosure and receivership action
  • Represented state court receivers in the sales of manufacturing  businesses, large multi-family, and commercial properties
  • Represented banks and other secured parties in recovery and liquidation of collateral and restructuring of obligations
  • Extensive experience in representing homeowners' and condominium associations in collection enforcement

Education

  1. The University of Akron School of Law, J.D.
    • summa cum laude
    • Akron Law Review
  2. The Pennsylvania State University, B.A.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  2. U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Recognitions

  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2013-2019)
  • Senior Lecturer, Ethical Issues in the Workplace, The University of Akron (2015 – 2018)
  • Senior Lecturer, Essentials of Business Law, The University of Akron (2011 – 2018)

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • USLAW Network Banking & Financial Institutions Group, Chair (2014)
  • Akron Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
Community Affiliations
  • Medina Professionals Youth Flag Football, Past Treasurer and Coach
  • Medina Youth Lacrosse Association, Volunteer

Insights

  1. Article
    10 Things Every Practitioner Should Know About the New Bankruptcy Act (Oct 15, 2006)
  2. Presentations
    "Landlord and Tenant Obligations” and “Recovering Lease Damages” - Sterling Education Services’ 9th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar (2016)
    "Bankrupt Borrowers: What Secured Creditors Need to Know to Protect Their Lien Rights” - USLAW Network Client Conference (2014)
    "Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law” - Sterling Education Services’ 10th Annual Landlord-Tenant Seminar (2012, 2014)
    “Fraud Prevention Seminar” - Akron, OH (2014)
    “Enforcement of Your Client’s Security Interests After Default Under Article 9 of the UCC and Protecting Those Interests in Subsequent Bankruptcy Proceedings” - USLAW Network Client Conference (2013)
  3. Firm News
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 17, 2018)
    Over 50 Roetzel & Andress LPA Attorneys Named to 2017 The Best Lawyers in America© List (Aug 15, 2016)