Corporate and Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestitures and Sales; Public Company M&A Counseling; Public Reporting and Corporate Governance; Compliance / Regulatory Services; Capital Markets / Securities Transactions
John advises publicly and closely held corporate clients on securities and capital market issues; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and general corporate law. He also represents companies and individuals involved in Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange investigations and enforcement proceedings. John’s experience includes representing issuers and underwriters of debt and equity securities in more than 100 underwritten public and Rule 144A offerings; negotiation of mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures involving private and public companies; counseling directors on fiduciary obligations in connection with proposed change of control transactions and disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws; and counseling investment bankers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, financings and other engagements.
Former Chairman, Securities Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association; Member, Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Budget Committee; Member, Canisius College Board of Regents; Board of Directors, Western Reserve Historical Society
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1986; B.A., Canisius College, 1983