As chair of KJK’s Creditors’ Rights & Insolvency Practice Group, John specializes in representing court-appointed receivers, overseeing bankruptcy litigation and restructuring, while also representing clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation. John has particular expertise in handling receiverships in cases of liquidation of distressed real estate and businesses.
John is valued by his clients for his collaborative approach and his accessibility during what can often be complex and long-term cases. In his general litigation practice, John has represented corporations and individuals in sectors as wide-ranging as construction, steel, manufacturing, insurance and real estate.
Although a significant portion of John’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, he most enjoys the personal connection he is able to build with small and medium-sized business owners. He serves as outside general counsel to businesses ranging from five to 200 employees, providing day-to-day counsel on issues of risk management, corporate structure, intellectual property, employment issues, banking issues, business succession and wealth planning.
John still maintains connections in the Canton area where he began his career, and has developed a regional practice serving clients in the Akron/Canton area and throughout Northeast Ohio. He is active in his home community of Hudson, where he and his wife are raising two young daughters. He is a board member of the Hudson Community Foundation and of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.
“Our firm is unique in that it is well-positioned to provide sophisticated, high-level legal services to large or publicly traded companies, but we are nimble enough to provide counsel to small and medium-sized businesses. The part of my practice I most enjoy is working with business owners to understand their everyday issues and concerns, so I can help them achieve their goals.” – John P. Archer
“John is an invaluable part of our team. He is always there when we need him and his guidance allows us to make effective and impactful decisions that propel our business forward.”
– Brendan Thompson – Precision Thermoplastic Components Inc.