“ I love collaborating with clients to structure transactions – we solve problems together to get the best outcome for their business needs.
John is a Corporate Finance | Capital Markets partner with more than 20 years of experience advising issuers, underwriters, and other market participants in a wide range of equity and debt financing transactions. He has significant experience advising on high yield and investment grade debt offerings, initial public offerings, leveraged buyouts, cross-border securities offerings, liability management transactions, and private placements. He also routinely advises U.S. and non‑U.S. companies on a wide range of disclosure, stock exchange, and corporate governance obligations.
John has worked with a wide variety of companies across many industries, including energy, life sciences, technology, telecommunications, financial services, and consumer products. He has significant experience leading cross-border transactions, having led transactions involving jurisdictions such as China, Hong Kong, France, India, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. He has advised on transactions for issuers as diversified as Community Choice Financial, First Financial Bancorp, FTI Consulting, KeyCorp, Lodha Developers, Monster Beverage, Omnicom, PepsiCo, Seacoast Bank, Southeastern Grocers, Sprint, Tate & Lyle, TransDigm, and Vonage.
John’s experience includes extensive work advising SPACs and potential de-SPAC targets on structuring de-SPAC transactions and related SEC disclosure and corporate governance matters. His recent work involves advising on de-SPAC transactions such as:
John also frequently collaborates with cross-practice teams to advise on and structure in-court and out-of-court restructuring and other liability management transactions. His recent work in this area includes advising major institutional investors on restructuring transactions for Associated Materials, EP Energy, Mesquite Energy, and Washington Prime Group.
John has completed course work at the University of Cambridge on sustainable finance and serves on the firm’s ESG steering committee. He also serves on the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee as well as its New York hiring committee. John has regularly been recognized as an IFLR1000 notable practitioner and by The Legal 500 for his work on capital markets transactions.
Legal 500 US 2019