John is a member of Varnum’s Business and Corporate Services Practice Team, with a strong background in tax. He is experienced in a variety of corporate matters including business formations, as well as mergers and acquisitions. John also drafts corporate agreements including operating, partnership, stockholder, non-competition, employment and lease documents. He has served as the sole corporate associate on stock and asset transactions ranging from approximately $10 million to $135 million.
John has unique experience assisting companies based outside the United States in compliance matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment, Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of the State, and the Bureau of Industry and Security. He also assists clients in resolving tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and Michigan Department of Treasury. Prior to entering private practice, John served as a tax associate at a major accounting firm.
Lead associate in the representation of an outdoor recreational manufacturer in connection with its $134 million asset sale.
Lead associate in the representation of an automotive supplier in connection with a $50 million membership interest sale.
Lead associate in the representation of an automotive supplier in connection with its $25 million asset sale.
Lead associate in the representation of nine food service equipment companies in connection with their $22 million securities sale.
Lead associate in the representation of a China-based corporation in its acquisition of a custom molded rubber manufacturer for $12 million.
Lead associate in the representation of a United States staffing company in its $10 million acquisition of a Canadian staffing company.
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State Bar of Michigan: Taxation Section; Business Law Section; Probate and Estate Planning Section; Young Lawyers Section
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