As Director, Corporate Counsel, John serves as our front-line transactional counsel primarily for our brands, real estate and valuations businesses. He advises on legal strategy, transaction structuring and negotiation and manages deal documentation and execution, among other corporate matters. Prior to Gordon Brothers, John worked as an Associate in the private equity group at Ropes & Gray, where he built experience advising private equity firms as well as their portfolio companies and strategic investors on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance and operational matters. John also regularly represented asylum seekers on a pro bono basis. John holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from Tufts University, magna cum laude.