Biography

John is a Director licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  His practice involves mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, commercial finance, and business reorganizations representing both creditors and debtors. John served as Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner from 2013 to 2019.

He has received the New Hampshire Bar Association President's Award for outstanding service to the poor. John was certified by The American Board of Certification (ABC) in Business Bankruptcy in 2004. He served two terms on the Concord City Council, served on the City's Personnel Appeals Board and is presently Chair of the City of Concord Ethics Board. The First Circuit Judicial Conference appointed John to the Bankruptcy Merit Selection Panel for New Hampshire, charged with reviewing and interviewing applicants for the bankruptcy court. He also previously served on the Board of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.  John is a past President of the Concord Country Club and presently sits on the Club’s Board.  In 2019, He was elected to the Law Council at his alma mater Washington and Lee University Law School.

John graduated from St. Paul's School in Concord in 1974, Bowdoin College in 1978 cum laude, and from W & L Law in 1981, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Professional Activities

  • American Board of Certification (ABC), Business Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Merit Selection Panel for New Hampshire
  • Washington and Lee University Law School, Law Council member

Honors & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating
  • Recognized by Chambers, USA
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • New Hampshire Bar Association President's Award

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • City of Concord Ethics Board, chair
  • Concord Country Club, board member, past president
  • Concord City Council, past member
  • Concord Personnel Appeals Board, past member
  • New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, past board member

Firm Highlights

Publication

Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

News

Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney William Saturley Named Among America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney William Saturley has been selected for inclusion on the list of America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020. America’s Top 100 recognizes the most qualified and...

Press Coverage

As More States Release COVID-19 Cases by Town, Maine Says It Could Take 6 Months

As more states continue to release information on the number and distribution of coronavirus cases, officials from Maine's public health agency claim that making tallies available to the public under the state's Freedom of...

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Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...

News

ACTIONS. NOW. FOR CHANGE.

Our country and our communities are suffering and in turmoil due to the racial injustices that have occurred for centuries and are still happening all around us today. It is difficult to comprehend and...

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Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Transition to In-Person Hearings Likely to Occur No Sooner Than August 2020; Section 312 IME’s Have Resumed

A conference with Maine Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director John Rohde was held last week to discuss the transition to in-person hearings at the WCB. The WCB Subcommittees also met to discuss recent developments...

Press Coverage

Officer-involved Shootings Video - Maine Behind the Curve on Public Access to Information

More than three months after officers were involved in a fatal shooting of a Minot, Maine, resident, the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Attorney General continue to deny requests to...

Press Coverage

Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses

Since Mainers voted to pass the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act in 2016, lawmakers have been wrestling with how to regulate sales. Last week, recreational marijuana businesses in Maine cleared a major hurdle to operation...