John C. Tishler

Tina Boone
615.850.8166 direct

Lenders and creditors depend on John Tishler's experience and perspective in leading complex transactions that involve insolvent or distressed parties. Whether acquiring assets from an insolvent company or facing their own financial distress, clients turn to John for creative and long-term solutions. Having over 20 years of experience, John offers clients strategic planning advice that doesn’t come from a playbook. His tenacious attitude keeps him focused on finding options and answers.

An insolvency and restructuring attorney by trade, John deals comfortably in both the transactional and litigation arenas. His focus is on the following:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate insolvency
  • Creditor’s rights
  • Financial services

John’s experience handling high-profile, complex cases includes serving as lead counsel for the largest creditor in the Service Merchandise bankruptcy and serving as lead counsel for the largest creditor in the Kmart bankruptcy.


Best Lawyers recognizes John for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and in Litigation – Bankruptcy.


  • J.D., with honors, University of Tennessee, 1988
    • Editor-in-Chief - Tennessee Law Review
  • B.A., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
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