John R. Utzschneider

John Utzschneider focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance and finance, including debt restructurings.

John has represented both private and public companies, equity and debt financing sources and underwriters in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, private and public offerings, and restructurings. He also represents public companies and boards of directors on securities, corporate governance and related matters.

John was described in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA as “extremely bright and responsive” and able to deliver “top-notch and efficient legal services.” He has been named for many years to various peer-reviewed best lawyer lists in various categories, including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, as well as Lawdragon 3000’s Leading Lawyers in America list and Lawdragon’s 500 Dealmakers in America 2007 list.

John has served in a variety of management roles in the firm, most recently as co-head of the firm’s corporate area and as a member of the Management Committee. He also co-heads the firm’s initiative in financial services M&A. Before joining the firm, John practiced as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

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Areas of Practice 1) Emerging Growth Companies, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Public Company Reporting, 4) Venture Capital, 5) Insurance, 6) Corporate Governance, 7) Proxy Contest and Activist Investing, 8) Corporate Securities Offerings, 9) Clean Technology and Renewable Energy and 10) Energy
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Education Dartmouth College, A.B., 1982
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Connecticut State Bar Association
Most recent firm Bingham McCutchen LLP
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