John Tishler

Innovative, experienced dealmaker in insolvency space

Hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies, along with their financial advisors and lenders, rely on John Tishler's experience and perspective to lead complex strategic transactions. Whether working out financial arrangements made to organizations now facing financial difficulty or representing the boards of buyers or the boards of sellers of healthcare and other organizational assets, John delivers creative solutions and strategic planning advice that address both immediate challenges and long-term objectives. With 30 years of experience and a tenacious commitment to achieving results, John offers clients options and answers that don't come from a playbook.


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Get To Know John

John lives in Nashville with his wife, Sandee, two dogs and (sometimes) his adult children. He is a college football and basketball fan, loves the Predators and Titans and enjoys traveling, hiking and reading.

John's Related Experience

FM Coal and affiliates confirm plan of reorganization

Served as lead bankruptcy counsel to FM Coal, LLC and five of its affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases and in negotiating a plan of reorganization.

Zohar Funds the largest secured creditor in automotive company bankruptcy

Represented Zohar Funds as the largest secured creditor in Dura Automotive’s bankruptcy proceedings.

Promise Healthcare confirms plan of liquidation after successful closing of multiple sales

Negotiated the sale of a number of hospitals for Promise Healthcare and confirmed a plan of liquidation with significant recoveries for unsecured creditors.

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

Court Admissions

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

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • California


John C. Tishler
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Professional Involvement

  • Campaign Chair, Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, 2014
  • Campaign Chair, Raising the Bar, Tennessee Justice Center, 2015
  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations

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Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, Tennessee Justice Center 
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Franklin Road Academy, 2014-2016
  • Program Co-Chair, Leadership Nashville, 2014

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