John focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and governance, and commercial real estate development and finance.

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Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2013

Education & Honors

  • University of Tennessee, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
    • Acquisitions Editor and Editorial Board, Tennessee Law Review
    • Order of the Coif
  • Wake Forest University, M.A., Management, with distinction, 2010
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 2008


  • Represented software developer in asset-based disposition to its publicly traded customer.
  • Representation of intermodal, transportation, and logistics providers in matters related to strategic asset- and equity-based acquisitions, asset-based financings, and corporate governance and finance.
  • Representation of restaurant franchisee in its acquisition and disposition of operating stores and development of new locations. 
  • Representation of marketing and social media company in its acquisition of a competing social media and e-commerce company.
  • Representation of bank and bank holding companies in merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of parking garage developer in connection with portfolio disposition. 
  • Represented restaurateur in its acquisition of a national, fast-casual restaurant franchisor through a series of multi-round financings and restructurings.
  • Representation of development company in public-private partnership.
  • Represented real estate developer in disposition of a portfolio of operating properties through a stock share sale to a publicly traded REIT.
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Papers, Presentations, & Publications