John D. Colucci

John D. Colucci: Attorney with McLane Middleton, Professional Association
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John has a dual background as both an attorney and CPA. This unique skill set gives him a differentiating perspective and depth of understanding of the legal issues necessary for protecting a growing business, as well as the financial drivers of operating and sustaining a successful company. John’s ability to communicate complex legal and business issues clearly, concisely and simply is a hallmark of his work, as is his easy manner, yet no-nonsense style in effectively managing business and legal matters for his clients.

John’s clients range from start-up companies to large multi-owner private and publicly traded corporations. John has extensive experience in all areas of commercial transactions and business operations, and practices in the areas of business law, tax law, estate and business succession planning and real estate.

John received his J.D. from Suffolk University, cum laude, (1992), B.S. in Accountancy and A.S. Management from Bentley College, magna cum laude, (1985). Previous to McLane, John was the Founding Partner of Colucci Norman LLP (2008-2010), Partner, Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, LLP (2000-2008), Shareholder, Colucci & Associates, PC (1998-2000), Partner, Gormley & Colucci, PC (1992-1998) and Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers (1985-1988).


•2017 Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Business/Corporate)
•Distinguished Citizen Award, Yankee Clipper Council, Boy Scouts of America (2011)


•Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (June 19, 2018), MCLE New England
•Exit Strategies for a Medical Practice (June 12, 2018), McLane Middleton
•Employment Interviews, Background Checks and Drug Screening (September 22, 2016), North Shore Chamber of Commerce

Articles & Presentations

•5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Your Accounting Practice
•5 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Business Succession Plan

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Corporate Business Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Professional Services
  • Small Business Law
  • Technology
  • Non-Profit

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
781.904.2691  Phone
781.904.2701  Fax
University Attended:
Bentley College, B.S., Accountancy; Bentley College, A.S., Management, magna cum laude, 1985
Law School Attended:
Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Year of First Admission:
1992, Massachusetts; 1999, District of Columbia; 2001, United States Tax Court; 1993, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit; 1993, United States District Court, District of Massachusetts


•Finance Committee, MSCPA
•Board of Trustees, Essex County Community Foundation
•Immediate Past Chair, Montserrat College of Art Board of Trustees
•Vice Chair, Peabody Essex Museum Corporate Committee
•Past President, Greater Beverly YMCA
•Past Chairman, Board of Directors, North Shore United Way
•Past President, Beverly Chamber of Commerce
•Past President, Kiwanis Club of Beverly
•Past President, North Shore Technology Council
•John is also a leader and active participant in the following business associations:

•Director, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
•Director, North Shore Chamber of Commerce (2013 - present)
•Member, Essex County Estate Planning Council
•Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
•Member, Bentley Executive Club
•Host, Provisors Woburn I

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; Represented national health care information company in the acquisition of a content provider, and merged two subsidiaries in connection with the transaction; Represented non-profit organization in merger of three entities into a surviving corporation; Represented manufacturing and distribution companies in the succession to the next generation of owners, including a transfer of the operating business and various parcels of commercial real estate; Represented health care services company that was acquired by a national organization, including negotiating and drafting the acquisition agreements and employment agreements for the existing owners; Represented emerging companies obtaining angel financing; Drafted and negotiated various technology-driven agreements, including software licensing and maintenance agreements; Represented a private manufacturing company in the sale of its assets to a larger, regional competitor, including its intellectual property assets

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0 (1 review)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 04/05/10 in Corporate Law

    John is a superior attorney and brings an unique blend of legal abilities along with a practical and personable style.

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