John Paul Cournoyer
Indiana University – Bloomington, B.S., with distinction, 2006
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 2011
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2011
Order of the Coif
Order of Barristers
Sigmund J. Beck Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Bankruptcy Law
National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
Council Member, Bankruptcy Section of the N.C. Bar Association, 2012-2015
Staying or Releasing Claims Against Non-Debtor Third Parties, 35th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, 2014
Trustee/Debtor-In-Possession Standing: Claims of the Estate versus Claims of Individual Creditors, 34th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, 2013
Case Update, 35th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2012
Partial Business Interests in Bankruptcy: Voting and Control Rights, and Other Issues, 39th Annual Bankruptcy Institute, 2016
Incomplete or Inaccurate Schedules as the Basis for Denial of Discharge under 11 U.S.C. § 727(a)(4)(A), 38th Annual Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar, 2017
JP focuses his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, debtor/creditor law and commercial litigation. A substantial portion of his practice is devoted to chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and bankruptcy-related litigation. He represents individual debtors, guarantors, non-bank creditors and other parties in interest in bankruptcy cases and debtor/creditor litigation. He also handles a variety of commercial litigation matters, including disputes arising from asset purchases, fraudulent conveyance actions, and other types of business litigation.
JP is a member of the panel of chapter 7 trustees for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. He has also served as a court-appointed receiver in connection with state court litigation.
Prior to joining Northen Blue, JP served as a law clerk to the Honorable William L. Stocks and the Honorable Thomas W. Waldrep, Jr., both of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.