As a business lawyer, John regularly represents and counsels the firm’s business clients in a wide range of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, corporate partnerships, and other strategic alliances.
John’s mergers and acquisitions experience includes a significant number of transactions representing both buyers and sellers of flavor and fragrance companies. He also has a substantial amount of experience handling deals in the pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing, chemical, and health care industries, among others.
He advises a number of high-tech companies in the areas of technology licensing, information management, and product development.
John serves as counsel for the United States operations of a number of foreign-based corporations, where he is responsible for all legal issues in the U.S., including general business advice, contract and tax matters, litigation management, and employee relations.
Over the years, John has represented a number of individual entrepreneurs and startup companies. He has strategically guided them from idea conception to exit strategy, solving their legal problems along the way.
John is a frequent speaker and author on a wide range of business law topics, which are relevant to the firm’s clients.
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•Quoted, “ Look under the hood, kick the tires, ask questions: Inadequate financial records, tax and legal liabilities may be hidden, ” NJBIZ, October 2, 2017
•Quoted, “ The M&A Motto: Always Be Prepared, ” U.S. 1 Newspaper, November 23, 2011
•“The Flavor & Fragrance Industry: Selling Out or Holding On?, ” COMMERCE Magazine, March 2010
•“Strategies for Survival and Success for F&F Middle Market Suppliers,” Perfumer & Flavorist, August 2009
•“Employee Invention Agreements Can Prevent Workers From Using Your Intellectual Property to Bite into Company Profits, ” Commerce Magazine, March 2007
•“China’s Open Door: An Opportunity to Build Relationships Through A Law Firm Network, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, December 2006
•“Advocating Children’s Best Interests, ” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, September 2006
•“Understanding The Business Risk and Costs of Growing Cybersecurity Threats,” BOSS Seminar Series, Princeton, NJ, June 28, 2016
•“Distribution & Sales Agent Agreements: Basic Concepts, Issues & Challenges,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, June 2, 2015
•“What’s Your Business Worth and Why Should You Care?” Bedminster, NJ, October 4, 2012
•“Maximizing Value from Your Biggest Asset,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, November 29, 2011
•Beware! The “Other” Side of the LSRP Program, Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Bridgewater, New Jersey, March 25, 2010
•“Selling Your Business: Prepare Now For What Lies Ahead, ” New Jersey Office of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., March 21, 2007
•Court Appointed Special Advocates of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties, Board of Trustees
•Easter Seals, Raritan Valley Workshop, Board of Trustees
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