Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
A Partner with Calfee’s Corporate and Capital Markets practice group, John McGuire has a particular focus on family-owned businesses – advising parents and grandparents who wish to pass their business on to the next generations, while still being fair to family members not in the business succession plan.
John works with all of Calfee’s client base, from startups to Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations, to form businesses and joint ventures, raise capital, expand via acquisition, deal with the general business issues that arise over the life of a company and ultimately obtain a profitable exit. He has represented both buyers and sellers, including numerous privately held companies and public companies such as Invacare Corporation, Linsalata Capital Partners, MobilityWorks and Steris/US Endoscopy.
John's experience with private equity funds, startup entities and equity financings enables him to assist clients with the legal aspects of capital raising initiatives in both up and down rounds. He counsels startup companies with respect to entity selection and formation, buy-sell agreements and management agreements.
He is a frequent presenter at seminars and the author of several publications.
John serves as Chair of the Calfee's Hiring Committee, and he is a member of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee.