For more than four decades, John has advised companies on all aspects of corporate and securities law, particularly acquisitions and dispositions of privately held companies. John counsels technology companies, venture capital funds, investors, investment bankers, financial advisors, incubators and accelerators, financial institutions, and family offices on all aspects of corporate law.
John excels with complex legal structures in entity and project financings. He regularly assists clients in preparing and reviewing all types of disclosure reports for businesses regulated under federal and state securities laws. He tries to digest everything the Securities and Exchange Commission produces and he frequently writes and speaks on securities and finance. Versed in all aspects of corporate finance, he has handled hundreds of transactions and billions of dollars in financings for a range of clients including bioscience, technology, cleantech, brewing, and energy companies. In each representation, John strives to develop comprehensive knowledge of his clients’ companies and industries to create a custom solution that keeps their business goals as the focus.
John also handles offerings in the U.S. capital markets, including initial public offerings, other primary and secondary offerings of securities, exchange offers, tender offers, and private and limited offerings for public and private companies and for stated and local governments. He provides advice regarding integrated legal strategies for board-level challenges faced by all kinds of companies, and he himself also serves on several boards of directors.