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John Rizzardi

John Rizzardi

Cairncross & Hempelmann, P.S., Washington, Seattle

John Rizzardi
Website Phone: 206-254-4444

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Washington, Seattle office

524 Second Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104-2323


John Rizzardi has over 35 years of experience in creditors' rights and bankruptcy. As the firm’s Bankruptcy group leader, he represents clients in workouts, loan restructurings, creditors' committees, receivers, lenders, sellers and buyers of distressed asset transactions and commercial landlords. He also chairs the firm's Agricultural group, focusing on the rights of secured lenders.

A frequent mediator of commercial disputes, John handles confidential mediation of business and personal disputes. He is known for rapidly guiding participants to creative solutions and resolving expensive disagreements and litigation matters.

John is certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is available to provide executive and leadership coaching, strategic planning and facilitation services under the firm’s subsidiary, Pioneer Square Solutions, LLC (

Languages Spoken

  1. English


  1. Agricultural law
  2. Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights
  3. Commercial Litigation
  4. Contract law
  5. Debt and money advice
  6. Insolvency and bankruptcy
  7. Mediation - civil and commercial
  8. Practice management