Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A.
For over three decades, John has advised businesses, business owners, and individuals on all aspects of their operations, from day-to-day operations to strategic planning. His substantive practice includes commercial transactions, real estate, business organizations, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, federal and administrative compliance, business contract negotiations, and advertising compliance.
Known nationally as one of the leading retail automotive industry lawyers in Arizona, John advises dealer clients on all legal and practical aspects of their operations, including the acquisition or sale of a dealership, the commencement of dealership operations through an add-point or newly acquired dealership, manufacturer and lending relationships, operational and consumer issues, ownership succession, and state and federal law compliance with regards to advertising regulations, franchise statutes, the Red Flags Rule, Safeguards Rule, Privacy Rule, and other state and federal regulatory and statutory schemes.
His experience includes:
As part of his practice, John serves as general counsel to the Arizona Automobile Dealers’ Association, Valley Chevrolet Dealers Advertising Association, Valley Honda Dealers Marketing Association, Tucson Chevy Dealers Local Marketing Association, and several other industry-related associations.
In addition to his work with auto dealers, John serves as a trusted outside general counsel for a variety of companies and entrepreneurial clients on various issues, including new business opportunities, strategic and succession planning, business contract negotiation and preparation, and risk analysis and avoidance. John spends a significant amount of his time on preventative legal counseling assisting clients in avoiding costly legal disputes through proper documentation of business relationships and a pragmatic approach to such issues.
Business Transactions & Real Estate
John utilized a pragmatic and business-minded approach in handling business and real estate transactions ranging from the $1,000,000 range to exceeding $200,000,000. John handles each transaction with the same level of diligence and attention to detail understanding that a transaction involving a client is of vital importance to the client and is often the end product of a client’s life work, deserving the utmost attention and focus.