John F. Young
John F. Young is a member of Markus Williams Young & Zimmermann LLC in Denver, where he focuses on the representation of companies and parties in distressed-debt situations, including creditors, lessors, asset-purchasers, debtors, official committees, receivers and trustees in workouts, restructurings, receiverships, and bankruptcy proceedings and related commercial litigation. Previously, he was an associate with Keck, Mahin & Cate in Chicago.
Mr. Young is a frequent speaker and is chairman of the Standing Local Bankruptcy Rules Revision Committee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, a former chairman and president of the American Board of Certification of Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Attorneys, a former chair of ABI’s Real Estate Committee and of the Colorado Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Subsection, a member of the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee of the Faculty of Federal Advocates, a program chair of ABI’s Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference, an emeritus director of the American Board of Certification, and a member of the Turnaround Management Association, Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, as well as the Faculty of Federal Advocates.
He is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification, is listed as a Top Rated Lawyer in Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy by Martindale-Hubbell and rated AV-Preeminent, and is named in The Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, which also selected him as Lawyer of the Year in 2016. In addition, he is listed as a Colorado Super Lawyer for Creditor/Debtor Rights. Mr. Young is admitted to practice in Colorado and Illinois, before the Seventh and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals, and before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado and the Northern District of Illinois. He received his B.S. in business from the University of Colorado in 1985 and his J.D. in 1990 with honors from the University of Denver, where he was admitted to the Order of St. Ives.