John N. Vanarthos, a Member of the firm and former Chair, concentrates his practice on business law, mergers & acquisitions, and international law. Since 1987, John’s commitment to catering to the legal needs of businesses, irrespective of their size, has made him a trusted advisor to many.
As a business lawyer, John represents and counsels the firm’s business clients in a wide range of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances.
John’s expertise encompasses a wide variety of manufacturing and services industries, including substantial experience in the software, life science, food, and flavor/fragrance industries.
His legal guidance extends to the high-tech realm, with profound understanding in technology licensing, information management, and product development. His consultative approach has greatly benefited numerous tech companies in steering through intricate legal landscapes.
In his capacity as the counsel for the US operations of foreign-based corporations, John oversees a spectrum of legal matters. These range from general business operations and contract and tax issues to litigation management and employee relations, ensuring comprehensive legal coverage.
Over the years, John has represented numerous individual entrepreneurs, startups, and emerging growth companies, successfully navigating them from their nascent stages to well-structured exit strategies. His valuable guidance has helped individual entrepreneurs tackle legal hurdles along their business journey.
In addition to his hands-on legal practice, John is an accomplished speaker and author, often sharing insights on a variety of business law topics. His contributions to legal discourse serve to keep our firm’s clients informed and empowered in their business ventures.