John C. Russell

John C. Russell

John Russell is an advisor to clients ranging from family-owned businesses to multi-national institutions in a number of diverse industries. His principal areas of practice are general corporate law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisition transactions, commercial transactions and general business counseling.

John has a particular specialty in the structuring, negotiation, and documentation of financial transactions, workouts, and restructurings. John has substantial experience representing agents, lenders, equity sponsors and borrowers in complex debt financing transactions, including cash-flow based, asset-based and real property-secured loan transactions. His experience includes both unsecured and secured (including real property-secured) syndicated and bilateral loan transactions with borrowers in a wide variety of industries.

John formerly worked for eight years in the finance and bankruptcy practice group at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, an international law firm. He received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and attended Loyola Law School (cum laude).


J.D. Loyola Law School, cum laude, 2009

B.A. The Ohio State University, 2005


Lloyd Tevis Award in Commercial Law, Loyola Law School, 2009

Jeffrey S. Turner Outstanding Commercial Law Student Award, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, 2008

Bar Admissions


U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Financial Lawyers Conference

Orange County Bar Association