John engages in a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, investments, joint ventures, financings and restructurings. He has extensive experience structuring transactions and negotiating financial terms, including debt covenants. He routinely reviews financial models and prepares capitalization tables, liquidity scenarios and other financial tools to assist clients in their understanding of a transaction.
John serves as a primary corporate legal adviser to middle market companies and funds. Acting as an outsourced general counsel or supplementing in-house capabilities, he handles a wide range of strategic and commercial legal matters, such as commercial agreements (including license agreements), resolution of commercial disputes and a wide variety of employment and compensation matters.
John also has experience in several other corporate specialty areas, such as fund formations, CDOs, real estate joint ventures and business divorces.
John began his legal career at Shearman & Sterling LLP as a member of their capital markets group, focusing on securities offerings, and subsequently, as a member of their M&A group. John has also worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP, focusing on representation of venture capital firms and companies in the technology, media, life sciences and entertainment industries.