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John J. McGuire Partner

JOHN is a partner in Calfee’s M&A and Corporate practice groups.  John specializes in consummating mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestitures for a wide range of companies and industries.

His experience with private equity funds, startup entities and commercial financings enables him to assist clients with the legal aspects of capital raising initiatives in both up and down rounds. He counsels startup companies with respect to entity selection and formation, buy-sell agreements and management agreements. John works closely with Calfee’s estate planning attorneys to maximize the benefits for future generations in ownership successions and exit events. His practice also includes negotiation of borrower-side commercial financings and loan transactions.  John advises Calfee’s corporate clients and business owners on general corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, succession planning, venture capital and private equity investments.

John has worked on a variety of merger and acquisition transactions, representing both buyers and sellers, including numerous privately-held companies and public companies such as GCA Services Group, Inc., Invacare Corporation, Linsalata Capital Partners, New York Community Bank and Mayfran International.  For a list of Representative Transactions, click here.

John is active both in firm management and in the community.  He currently chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of The City Club of Cleveland. John is also Treasurer of the Wharton Club of Northeast Ohio, on whose board he has served for several years. He is a presenter at seminars and the author of several publications.  For a list of John’s speaking/writing engagements, click here.

John graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a B.S.E. from the Wharton School and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences.  John received his J.D., Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif, from the Case Western Reserve School of Law.