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John T. Young, Jr.

Senior Managing Director

Houston Los AngelesDallas

Mr. Young manages Conway MacKenzie’s Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston offices and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Additionally, Mr. Young is responsible for overseeing Conway MacKenzie’s Energy Advisory Services practice. He has provided a full range of interim management and advisory services to both performing and under-performing companies including financial advisory, litigation support, and debt restructuring and recapitalization. He has extensive in-court experience overseeing all aspects of the Chapter 11 process as a Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and from a financial advisory role. His experience includes providing advisory services to all constituents of a Chapter 11 including debtors, secured lenders, unsecured creditor committees and equity committees. Mr. Young also has extensive experience serving as a debtor representative, often serving as the representative in §341 meetings and providing courtroom testimony on behalf of debtors on a broad range of bankruptcy issues.

Mr. Young’s recent matters include:

  • American Eagle Energy Corp
  • Atinum Midcon I
  • Buccaneer Energy Ltd
  • C&J Oilfield Services
  • Delta Petroleum
  • ERG Resources
  • GMX Resources
  • GoFrac
  • Green Field Energy Services
  • KiOR / Mississippi Development Fund
  • Knight Oil Tools
  • Light Tower Rentals
  • Linn Energy
  • Midstates Petroleum
  • Par Petroleum
  • Saratoga Resources, Inc.
  • Shoreline Energy
  • Surefire Industries USA
  • Triangle USA
  • US Shale Solutions

His credentials include:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA, Texas)
  • Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.

Mr. Young currently serves on the Global Board of Trustees of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and on the National Certification Oversight Committee, the governing body of the TMA’s CTP program. Additionally Mr. Young is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Board of Directors of the Friends of West University Place Parks Fund, Inc. and an active member of the Center for Houston’s Future.

Previous Experience

Mr. Young’s bankruptcy experience includes large, complex matters such as Pacific Lumber and Scotia Pacific, Winn-Dixie Stores and PSINet. Mr. Young’s other experience includes Lone Star Funds, a multi-billion dollar equity fund and KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.