John has a general business practice and a broad litigation background. He frequently acts as outside general counsel for companies and organizations who seek practical advice on a wide variety of issues experienced during day-to-day business activities. He works tirelessly to minimize risk and avoid litigation through effective counseling and advocacy. If litigation is unavoidable, he calls upon his litigation background to skillfully navigate the legal process and has multiple court and arbitration victories to his credit.
A significant portion of John’s practice is devoted to established and emerging entrepreneurial clients. John’s overarching goal is to anticipate and avoid potential legal pitfalls, while working with clients to craft the most effective and economical approach. He has assisted clients in diverse matters including entity formation, internal governance disputes, protection of intellectual property, employment matters, and contract negotiation. While John’s experience spans multiple industries, he has extensive background representing members of the construction industry for whom he has negotiated AIA and other types of contracts, prosecuted and defended payment disputes, change order claims and mechanic lien claims. He has written multiple articles and presented several programs on topics focused on the construction industry.
John is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, where he teaches business law to MBA candidates. He has also taught business law on the undergraduate level. He manages the popular LinkedIn group “Legal Updates for Business Movers & Shakers.”