John has over 40 years’ experience representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law and businesses in commercial and complex litigation in numerous industries. A locally and nationally known and respected management labor lawyer, he negotiates and administers collective bargaining agreements, counsels employers on union avoidance, protects employers from unlawful union activities and corporate campaigns, provides guidance on employment policies, business acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings and litigates before the National Labor Relations Board, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitration panels and federal and state courts. He has obtained jury verdicts in several states for employers in employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge cases. He has counselled and successfully defended employers before OSHA and MSHA. John’s knowledge of business organizations and transactions and his courtroom skills have built an extensive practice in commercial and complex litigation, including cases involving trade secrets and non-competition covenants, shareholder disputes, lender liability, commercial transactions, construction and real estate development projects and antitrust. An extremely versatile lawyer, John assists in drafting business agreements so that future problems can be minimized.