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Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1976

  • Order of the Coif
  • Elected to the Tulane Law Review Board of Editors, 1974-75
  • Associate Editor, Tulane Law Review , 1975-76

Washington & Lee University, 1972

John Landis Best Lawyers

        John Landis Chambers USA 2016

          AAA Member

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John M. Landis


Mr. Landis joined Stone Pigman in 1977 and became a member of the firm in 1981. His commercial litigation practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy, construction and antitrust disputes. He is a member of the roster of commercial arbitrators of the American Arbitration Assocation. Mr. Landis co-chairs the firm's Bankruptcy Practice Group.

Representative Matters

Successfully defended former CEO of a public company against claims asserted in its Chapter 11 case and successfully opposed confirmation of the company’s plan of reorganization.

Regularly represents a CMBS special servicer in real estate foreclosure and bankruptcy cases.

Achieved a pre-trial settlement for a large building owner in a construction defect case that permitted the owner to completely replace the building’s waterproofing and replace its brick façade.

Obtained a $2 million arbitration award against a national computer software company for a customer damaged by a failed implementation of ERP software.

Served as lead debtor’s counsel in the successful reorganization of a national construction company that resolved over $2 billion of claims and preserved a tax credit of over $100 million.

Enforced a national lender’s rights to $60 million of equipment lease payments in its borrower’s Chapter 11 case; and subsequently assisted the client in collecting payments through litigation and arbitration.

Lead counsel in the successful jury-trial defense of bad faith claims against a national property insurer.

Represented the plaintiff in the landmark antitrust  tying arrangement case,  Jefferson Parish Hospital District No. 2 v. Hyde, 466 U.S. 2 (1984).

Regularly counsels construction and other clients on antitrust issues.

Representing a lender in asserting vessel title insurance claims arising from the bankruptcy of an offshore casino operator.

Ongoing pro bono representation of a juvenile offender in state and federal post-conviction proceedings.

Professional and Civic Activities

Mr. Landis was law clerk to the Honorable Morey L. Sear, U.S. District Court, 1976-77.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American, Fifth Federal Circuit and New Orleans Bar Associations, and the Sports Lawyers Association.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Landis has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Louisiana Super Lawyers.  He has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer by New Orleans magazine.