John is a partner in the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. He focuses his practice on M&A, corporate finance, private equity, sourcing, procurement, supply chain matters and other commercial transactions.

John's experience includes advisory roles related to a $35 billion tracking stock recombination, a $1.9 billion acquisition of a software company, a $3.5 billion sale of an existing partnership to a corporation, and multiple and varied fixed income and equity offerings.

John also frequently provides training to M&A and sourcing, and supply chain professionals, focusing on best practices, negotiation and legal terms and conditions.

Prior to law school, John was a submarine officer in the United States Navy, where he served as a division officer, department head, and as executive officer aboard the U.S.S. Phoenix. Following law school, John worked as an assistant to counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

  • “Negotiating Liability Allocation Provisions in Customer Contracts,” Cleveland, October 2013
  • “Don’t Get Burned: Allocating Risk in Commercial Contracts,” Florham Park, New Jersey, July 2012
  • "Empowering the Purchasing Department," Mobile, Alabama, June 2011
  • "Issues in Commercial Contracts," Orlando, November 2010
  • "Valuation and Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions," Cincinnati, September 2010
  • "Contract Drafting in Downturns," Cincinnati, June 2009
  • "Fundamentals of Mergers and Acquisitions," Cincinnati, September 2008
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions – Setting the Stage: Preliminary Considerations," Cincinnati, August 2008
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021, 2022 for Corporate Law
  • Listed in Legal 500 in Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014, 2017 and 2018
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association

Community Activities

  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Agency Audit Review Committee