John is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and the leader of the finance practice group.  He represents borrowers and lenders in all types of commercial finance transactions ranging from syndicated secured credit facilities to public notes offerings to securitization facilities to receivables purchase transactions.  He has experience negotiating and documenting all aspects of commercial finance transactions.

Career highlights include:

  • Representing public and private companies in commercial finance transactions which in the aggregate exceed several billion dollars
  • Representing banks and financial institutions in all types of commercial finance transactions, including structured finance, asset-based lending, real estate finance, and workouts and restructurings.

John is a member of the American Bar Association.

John is a frequent speaker on topics of interest to lenders and borrowers, including lender liability and various aspects of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.

John received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law, his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his B.A. from Miami University.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Banking & Financial Service, 2022-2023

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2021

The Best Lawyers in America, Equipment Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015, 2017-2018, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 1999-2024; Commercial Finance Law, 2017-2024; Commercial Transactions / UCC Law, 2016-2024; Equipment Finance Law, 2007-2024

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Banking and Finance, 2013

The Best Lawyers in America, Financial Institutions and Transactions Law, 2005-2006

Ohio Super Lawyers, Banking, 2005-2006

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2015

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Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1985

Southern Methodist University, MBA, 1985

Miami University, B.A., 1981

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Texas (inactive)
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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