John's practice focuses on private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisition, capital markets and joint venture transactions as well as general corporate matters, both international and domestic.
John represents a number of funds, both private equity and VC, as well as companies and entrepreneurs across a variety of industries including technology, data licensing, online marketing and advertising, telecommunications, hospitality, biotechnology, manufacturing and food, in connection with financing as well as general commercial and bank finance transactions.
John also advises individual clients in connection with their private investments, employment matters and general contract issues. He also regularly advises clients regarding separations and settlement agreements.
John joined the firm as a corporate associate in 2000 and became a member in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, John was a corporate associate at Coudert Brothers. John was also with the investment banking firm of Merrill Lynch & Co.
Representation of investor group, including German and U.S. venture capital funds, in connection with bridge loan financings of a U.S. portfolio company.
John’s recent transactions include:
Representation of a business and executive coaching and consulting firm and its founder in connection with the sale of a majority interest to a large US-based insurance company.
Representation of a German venture capital fund in connection with recapitalization of U.S. portfolio company and two related bridge financings.
New York University School of Law (J.D., 1994).
Williams College (B.A., 1989), cum laude.
• Member of New York City Bar Association
• Member and General Partner of The ARC Angel Fund – www.arcangelfund.com, an angel lead venture fund in New York
• Member of Tech Meet Up
• Member of of Slow Food Organization www.slowfoodusa.org
• Sheldrick Widelife Trust Donor www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org
• Member LABeyrinth Theater Company www.labtheater.org
Represented RIMES Technologies Corporation, an enterprise data solution provider and financial data reseller, in its sale of a controlling equity stake to an affiliate of EQT Partners, a publicly traded Stockholm-based private-equity firm.