W. John Funk - Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC

W. John Funk

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 603-545-3607

W. John Funk has been practicing law for over 35 years with extensive experience in the government and private sectors. Engaged in a general business practice with specialties in financial services law and timeshare law, John has been chosen among the "Best Lawyers in America®" for the excellence of his work. His articles have been published inAmerican Banker. He regularly lectures on topics affecting the financial services industry.

He actively participates in the drafting and passage of laws and regulations in the financial services and timeshare areas. He has extensive experience representing financial services companies regarding their business activities, regulatory matters, corporate affairs and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he represents timeshare developers and management companies regarding the development, registration and administration of timeshare resorts. He is a Registered Resort Professional, a designation of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), where he serves on the State Legislative Committee, and is an active participant and speaker in the association's regional and national events.

Prior to joining the firm, John clerked for New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Frank Kenison. He also was appointed assistant attorney general in charge of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division. In that position, he advocated the interest of the public before the New Hampshire General Court and was responsible for the passage of many of the state's consumer protection laws that exist today. As assistant attorney general, he served under Warren Rudman, former United States Senator, and David Souter, former United States Supreme Court Justice.

John serves on the steering committee for the Campaign for Legal Services, which raises funds for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Legal Advice and Referral Center and New Hampshire Bar Association’s pro bono program. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Concord Community Music School and vice-chairman of the Town of Gilmanton Planning Board.

John graduated with honors from Princeton University, served as an officer in the Navy and then taught at the International College in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law.

Additional Information

Practice Areas

Corporate and Securities

Financial Services / Banking Law

Condo, Vacation Ownership & Resort Law

Real Estate Development 

Venture Capital 

Government Relations / Lobbying

Princeton UniversityBA 1967Boston University School of LawLL.B 1973

Client Comments

"We could not be more pleased with the work of John Funk. He has been an ideal choice for us in many respects, from his expertise in the subject area, proactiveness, responsiveness, contacts in the state, and very fair bills. We will definitely use him for any engagements in New Hampshire."

-David Chernek
Prospect Mortgage, LLC

"Dedication and unsurpassed talent can only begin to describe John's abilities. He has become a highly recognized national authority in the field of resort documentation and expertise. He has risen to the level of a unique and cutting edge author in his field of creating permanent legal structures that are widely known to be unsurpassed in our Resort Industry both regionally and nationally."

-Joseph Berry
River Run Company, inc.

Office Location

214 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

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Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Banking Operations, Corporate Governance, Finance, Loan Documentation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Regulatory, Restructurings, Transactions)
Financial Services Regulation Law

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Gender: Male