Clients come to John for his capacity to understand their business and provide them with satisfaction and security; John considers himself not only a partner in the firm, but a partner in his clients’ success. John prides himself on his ability to deliver his clients’ needs efficiently and with clarity. With a background in Physics and a degree in Economics - partnered with years of experience dealing with business clients - John possesses the tools necessary to provide thorough, reliable guidance to his clients.
This broad experience allows John to provide sophisticated advice to clients with respect to transaction structuring, contractual relationships, business structuring and financing matters. He has extensive knowledge on a variety of corporate/commercial matters with a particular emphasis on real estate, commercial leasing, and financing involving both real and personal property. His clients include credit unions as well as numerous private lenders, multi-national businesses, and entrepreneurs; John also acts regularly for both commercial Landlords and Tenants. His recent work has involved a significant focus in the solar/renewable energy field, including extensive work for clients involved in the Ontario FIT program. His practice also involves M&A work, particularly in real estate- based businesses. John’s modus operandi is to approach matters proactively, ensuring problems are addressed in advance and closings are done on time.
John sits on the Board of Governors of TaraNova Vacation Club, and is a past president of the Canadian Shark Class Association. John is a member of the National Yacht Club and the Albany Club of Toronto.