John is counsel in our St. John’s office and practices general corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financing, securities and related matters. He is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice of Alternate Dispute Resolution, Banking Law, Corporate Law and Real Estate Law since 2006. Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory also listed him as a Leading Practitioner in Banking and Finance Law. He has represented provincial, national and international clients. In securities matters, he has represented venture capital investors, private placement companies and publicly listed issuers and has acted for underwriters. A significant part of his practice is in the oil and gas, mining, forestry and electrical utility sectors.
John has been an active member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland. For over twenty years, he chaired the Law Society’s Business Section Bar Admission Program. He commented and reviewed on Newfoundland’s Corporations Act as a member of the Law Society review committee and he chaired a similar committee that examined the Province’s Securities Act. He also served as a member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Executive.
John has also acted as a Director, Chair and President of a number of public and private corporations and charitable organizations.
LL.B., Dalhousie University (1969)
B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (1966)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (1970)