John's practice focuses on the representation of domestic and international investment funds, including venture capital, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary funds and special opportunity funds in connection with their formation, operation and investment activities. He has represented sponsor organizations in the formation of over 50 fund programs, ranging from some of the most well-known multi-billion dollar investment firms to much smaller firms forming seed and early-stage venture capital, angel and similar microcap funds. In addition to his fund formation practice, John also represents a number of emerging growth companies in financing transactions and general corporate matters.


John received a joint JD/MBA degree from University of California, Davis in 2005. In law school, he served as the editor-in-chief of the UC Davis Business Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Board. While at business school, John concentrated in finance and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He earned his BA, magna cum laude, in business administration from the University of Washington in 2001.


John is a member of the State Bar of California.



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