John concentrates in transactional work, including bank and other financing. Given his length of experience in this market, he often is retained in situations where the financing structures are out of the ordinary and successfully completing the transactions requires a non-standard approach. He has served as the lead attorney in multilender financings representing both borrowers and bank syndicates. He has represented developers in construction and permanent mortgage financings, including transactions that have generated various tax credits as part of a financing package. He has played a number of roles in various types of asset-backed securitizations. In addition to his continuing practice, he served as the firm's president and CEO of Hodgson Russ from February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2016.
John received his B.A. from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard University. For several years, John taught a graduate-level business law class at the University at Buffalo School of Management. He was a member of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law Commercial Financial Services Committee and Real Estate and Secured Transactions Subcommittees. He was also Chair of the Bar Association of Erie County Banking Law Committee.