John K. Kane

John Kane practices primarily in the area of mergers and acquisitions, focusing on transactions involving the sale of privately held companies or divisions and transactions involving distressed or bankrupt targets or sellers. His practice also includes joint ventures and venture capital or other private investments.

John has represented a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, including publicly traded and private strategic buyers, private equity funds, chapter 11 debtors, and management groups.

His representative clients and transactions include: the restructuring of Chrysler; WL Ross & Co.'s investments in the automotive, insurance, railcar, textile, coal, and steel industries; American Greetings' acquisition of Recycled Paper Greetings; section 363 sales involving Boscov's, Norwood Promotional Products, Best Manufacturing, and Levitz Home Furnishings; multiple strategic preferred stock investments by Celgene Corporation; and Hachette Livre's acquisition of Time Warner Book Group.

John spent most of 2000 as the general counsel of ClickThings, Inc., a New York-based software company that developed software for the management and publishing of internet-based content.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Private Equity, 4) Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances and 5) Buyouts
Law School Georgetown University Law Center
Education University of Vermont (B.A., 1987)
Bar Member / Association Missouri, Illinois, and New York
Most recent firm Jones Day
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