Resume of John B Butler III

JOHN B BUTLER III
1217 Anthony Avenue
Columbia, South Carolina  29201
Telephone # Work - 803-256-966l; Fax 803-765-0704
E mail: JohnBButlerIII-internet@yahoo.com


 PERSONAL DATA

Birth date: l956
Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Hobbies: Tennis; fly fishing; fly tying; backpacking; camping; and reading.
Church Affiliation:  Shandon Baptist Church

 EDUCATION

Professor: August, 1998-2000 - Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law Practice Workshop, University of South Carolina School of Law.  

Legal: J.D., May, l98l, University of South Carolina School of Law.
Admitted to S.C. Bar:  November, l98l; 
Member of: S.C. Bar Association; South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association; American Bankruptcy Institute.
Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law.
Member South Carolina Supreme Court Bankruptcy Specialization Certification Committee 2005 - 2011, Chairman 2010-2011.
     
Undergraduate:  B.A. in history, May, l978, University of South Carolina.
Grade Point Average:  3.76; Magna Cum Laude.

Honors:  Dean's List -  6 semesters; President's List - l semester.

Member:  Kappa Alpha Order; New Courses and Curriculum Committee.


 WORK EXPERIENCE

August 1, 1999 to present - Managing Partner in law firm of John B Butler III, P.A. specializing in bankruptcy law. Duties:
Representing creditors, trustees, examiners and creditors' committees in consumer and business bankruptcies. 

January l991 to July 31, 1999 - Managing Partner in law firm of John B Butler III, P.A. specializing in bankruptcy law. Duties:
Representing creditors, debtors, examiners and creditors' committees in consumer and business bankruptcies.  Standing Chapter l3 Trustee administering average case load of 1,000 cases per year; mediating disputes between debtors and creditors; advising court on legal and administrative matters; disbursing funds to creditors; managing Trustee's office and staff of 12.

September l984 to December 1990 - Managing Partner in law firm of Butler and Butler, specializing in bankruptcy law. Duties:  Representing creditors, debtors, examiners and creditors' committees in consumer and business bankruptcies.  Standing Chapter l3 Trustee for Greenville-Spartanburg area administering average case load of 900 cases per year; mediating disputes between debtors and creditors; advising court on legal and administrative matters; disbursing funds to creditors; managing Trustee's office and staff of 7.

September l98l to September l984 - Law Clerk for Judge J. Bratton Davis, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina.  Duties:  Research in areas including domestic relations, real property law, secured transactions and civil procedure; writing orders; courtroom duties; administrative duties and negotiations with parties.

May l98l to July l98l - Clerk for South Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee.  Duties: Research.

HONORS

Martindale-Hubbell - AV Rating

Best Lawyers In America 2009, 2011- 2019 (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy), Lawyer of the Year - Litigation - Bankruptcy (2014 Columbia); Lawyer of the Year - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights(2018 Columbia)

Super Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2011- 2019

South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association  - Public Service Award 1992

South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - William E.S. Robinson Public Service Award 2014

Master in J. Bratton Davis American Inn of Court

 PUBLICATIONS

Author: "Bankruptcy Handbook", a two volume treatise published by Knowles Publishing, Fort Worth, Texas.

Editor and Publisher " South Carolina Bankruptcy Court Summary" 1985-1987, l990-present.

Author:  Section 722:  A Redeeming Aspect of the Bankruptcy Code, 88 Comm. L.J. 462 (l983).

Author:  Valuation of Secured Claims Under ll U.S.C. §506(a), 89 Comm. L.J. 342 (l984). 

Author:  Lien Avoidance Under Section 522(f) in the District of South Carolina, 35 S.C. L.Rev. 3ll (l984).

Author:  The Insecurity of Secured Creditors Under the Bankruptcy Code, 59 Am. Bankr. L.J. 277 (l985).

Author:  A Chapter l3 Trustee looks at Section l325(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, 63 Am. Bankr. L.J. 40l (l989). 

Author:  Enough is Enough: Repetitive Bankruptcy Filings, South Carolina Lawyer (May/June 1992).

Author: Section 362(d)(3): A Singular Provision of the Bankruptcy Code, 6 DePaul Bus. & Com. L. J. 205 (Winter 2008)

Author: Chapter 13 Reorganization: The Impact of the Hanging Paragraph On Loans Secured By Automobiles, 9 No. 11, Westlaw Bankruptcy Journal, September 27, 2012

Author: How the Dismissal of a Bankruptcy Case Impacts Creditors' Actions, Vol. 10, Issue 7, Westlaw Bankruptcy Journal, August 1, 2013  

Author: Know Your Limits? The Statute of Limitations in the Bankruptcy Code, Vol. 11, Issue 4, Westlaw Bankruptcy Journal, June 19, 2014

Author: Ex Culpa or Mea Culpa: The Use of Exculpation Provisions in Bankruptcy Plans, Vol. 11 Issue 25, Westlaw Bankruptcy Law Journal, April 17, 2015, 2015 WL 1727345

 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

March 9, l983 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "Case Law Update".

May 20, l983 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Consumer Bankruptcy - Exemptions, Lien Avoidance, Redemption and Reaffirmation."

June 24, l983 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Judicially Awarded Attorney's Fees - Attorney's Fees in the Bankruptcy Court."

January 20, l984 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Basic Bankruptcy Practice - Elements and Actions Common to Most Cases."

June 6, l984 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "Valuation of Secured Claims Under §506."

July ll, l984 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "Case Law Update."

December 6, l984 - Professional Education Systems, Inc., Legal Education Seminar - "Enforcing Secured Claims."

February l, l985 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar -"Bankruptcy-Its Impact on State Court Proceedings - Automatic Stay/Bad Check Proceedings."

June 2l, l985 - Annual Meeting of South Carolina Bar Association, Corporations and Banking Section - "Enforcing Secured Claims."

July l2, l985 - Professional Education Systems, Inc., Legal Education Seminar  - "Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Actions in South Carolina."

March l4, l986 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Business Bankruptcies - "Enforcing Secured Claims in Bankruptcy."

June l9, 1987 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law - Case Law Update."

February l0, l988 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "Lien Avoidance Revisited."

February 25, l988 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "Chapter l3 Practice."

November l3, l989 - Law Practice Workshop - "Bankruptcy Practice."

November 29, l989 - Richland County Bankruptcy Section - "A Chapter 13 Trustee Looks at Disposable Income."

September 13-14, 1991 - First Annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Association Meeting - "Case Law Update";"Chapter 13 Practice";
"Courtroom Procedure".

September 18-19, 1992 - Second Annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Association Meeting - "Case Law Update"; "Chapter 13 Practice".
 
January 21, 1993 - SCARNG Credit Union - "Creditors' Rights in Bankruptcy".

April 23, 1993 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Bankruptcy Update for the Bankruptcy Practitioner - "Recent Developments and Case Law Update".

June 11, 1993 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Seminar -Review Course for Specialization Exam - "Recent South Carolina Bankruptcy Developments".

September 9-10, 1993 - Third Annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Meeting - "Case Law Update".

October 16, 1993 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - A Primer on Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - "Preparing the Schedules".

August 4, 1994 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - Local Rule 4001.2: A New Weapon for the Collection of Child Support- "Using the Local Rule".  

August 26-27, 1994 - Fourth Annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Meeting - "Case Law Update"; "Chapter 13 Practice".

August 4-6, 1995 - Fifth Annual South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Meeting - "Case Law Update".

July 24, 1996 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Chapter 13 Practice".

September 22, 1999 - Community Banker's Forum - "Common Errors by Creditors in Bankruptcy"

November 17, 1999 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Chapter 13 Practice".

March 10, 2000 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - "Common Errors by Creditors in Bankruptcy"

May 31, 2000 - National Advocacy Center - "Bankruptcy for Support Staff"

April 18, 2002 - Continuing Legal Education Seminar - “What You Need to Know About Case Law’

August 9, 2002 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar - “Bankruptcy and Technology”

November 16, 2006 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "Ethics Update"

February 9, 2007 - South Carolina Appleseed Justice Center Annual Meeting - "Bankruptcy Case Law Update"

October 18, 2007 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "Section 362(d)(3)"

June 19, 2008 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Assocation - "One Hour of Ethics" 

December 17, 2009 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "Ethics Update"

May 9, 2010 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association Annual Seminar - "Consumer Law Update"

January 24, 2013 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "South Carolina Bankrupcy Ethics Cases"

February 19, 2015 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "South Carolina Bankruptcy Ethics Cases - 2014"

July 2017 ABI Southeastern Annual Seminar - Panel Speaker "Case Law Update"

February 2019 - South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association - "South Carolina Bankruptcy Ethics Cases - 2018"

August, 1998-2000 - Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law Practice Workshop, University of South Carolina School of Law.

 REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Ameris Bank: Bank of North Carolina; Direct Capital;  Nexity Bank; Coastal Federal Bank; Bank of Novia Scotia; Orangeburg National Bank; Beachfirst Bank; The Citizens Bank; CoastalStates Bank; Tidelands Bank; National Bank of South Carolina; Community Resource Bank;  BB&T; Anderson Brothers Bank; Colorado Federal Savings Bank; JM Associates Federal Credit Union; Community First Federal Credit Union; Sharonview Federal Credit Union; Equilease Financial Services; Diamond Leasing, Inc.; Mitsubishi Motors Credit Acceptance; Cincinnati Insurance Company; Burlington Insurance Company; New York Times; Baird & Warner; Kellogg Company; Webasto Roof Systems; Dominion Credit LLC; Wakita Capital LLC; AlixPartners, LLC; Lifetime Brands, Inc.; Attorney for Trustee in Heritage Village Church; Attorney for Examiner in Williams Furniture Company; Attorney for Examiner and Trustee in HomeGold, Inc. and Carolina Investors, Inc.; Local Counsel for Unsecured Creditors Committee in Cliffs Club and Hospitality Group.  

 REFERENCES

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