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John P.Monahon

PartnerJohn.Monahon@ThompsonHine.com
Atlanta

O 404.407.3684

John P.Monahon

Partner

Focus Areas

Examples of John’s experience include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented a managed IT services company in its sale of a controlling interest to a private equity firm.
  • Represented an accounting cloud provider in its sale of assets to a private equity-owned competitor.
  • Represented a Brazilian digital technology company in its acquisition of a U.S. design agency.
  • Represented a B2B service center software company in its merger with a B2C repair network solution.
  • Represented a document management company in its sale of a SaaS product critical to the operations of a Fortune 100 insurance company.
  • Co-represented a multiple listing service (MLS) solutions company in its sale of assets to a NASDAQ-listed online real estate company.
  • Represented numerous investors and companies in shareholder buyouts, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations and reorganizations.

Venture Capital & Other Financings

  • Represented a P2P platform in its Series A financing and convertible debt financings with a public company.
  • Represented a supply chain software company in convertible debt financing and Series Seed financings of over $5 million.
  • Represented a semiconductor technology company in multiple rounds of preferred stock financings in aggregate excess of $25 million.
  • Represented a SaaS loyalty rewards company in its Series A and B financings with leading venture funds.
  • Represented an online meeting platform in multiple rounds of equity financing in excess of $8 million.
  • Represented an equipment leasing company and its subsidiaries in a debt offering with warrants.
  • Represented numerous clients in convertible note, SAFE and venture debt transactions.

Technology & Commercial Agreements

  • Negotiate and draft licensing agreements for emerging technology transactions with Fortune 500 businesses.
  • Streamline client business processes and sales cycles by delivering improved SaaS agreements, software license agreements, end-user terms, support policies, professional services agreements, reseller agreements, partner agreements, independent representative agreements and referral agreements.
  • Draft terms of use, online marketplace agreements, payment processor agreements, GDPR-compliant agreements and other privacy-related policies.
  • Structure and negotiate joint ventures, strategic partnerships and white label agreements.
  • Advise product companies on manufacturing agreements, retail and wholesale contracts, intellectual property registrations and disputes, and licensing transactions.
  • Contributor, “In with the In Crowd? The Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Crowdfunding,” Forbes.com (2015)
  • Speaker, “CCPA: What you Need to Know,” Interact Law Bi-Annual Meeting (2019)
  • Speaker, “Business Sale Preparation,” Exit Planning Institute webinar (2019)
  • Speaker, “Starting Your Own Business,” continuing education seminar (2018–2019)
  • Speaker, “Preparing for a Funding Transaction,” Launchpad 2x Workshop (2018–2019)
  • Panelist, “Doing Business under New Privacy Laws,” Interact Law Meeting (2018)
  • Speaker, “The Name of Their Company is What?! Strategies for Dealing with Trademark Infringement,” NAMWOLF Annual Meeting (2017)
  • Guest, various radio shows and podcasts, including The Dana Barrett Show, 640AM WGST, and Spotlight Business Leader, Gwinnett Business Radio (2015–2019)
  • Panelist, “How to Start Up in Atlanta,” The Founder Institute (2015)

Professional Associations

  • Southern Capital Forum, member

Professional Activities

  • The Founder Institute, former mentor
  • The Hub, former mentor

Community Activities

  • Aimee Copeland Foundation, former board member
  • Atlanta Gamecock Club, former board member
  • LifeLine Animal Project, past pro bono legal representation

Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., 2006,

    Southeastern Environmental Law Journal

  • University of South Carolina, M.B.A., 2006
  • University of South Carolina, B.S., 2002,
    cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • South Carolina