John practices business law generally, concentrating in real estate, finance and municipal law. He heads a team of lawyers from several practice areas that provides targeted services to businesses which are expanding or relocating into the mid-Atlantic region.
He has represented local governments and businesses in a wide range of public-private partnership ventures. His considerable real estate experience includes development, financing and leasing of shopping centers, office buildings and hotels as well as large-tract mixed use development. From 1989 to 1996, he was the managing partner of McGuireWoods.
John taught "Development Issues: Zoning, Subdivision Impact Fees, and Other Governmental Charges and Assessments and Environmental Requirements and Constraints" through the International Council of Shopping Centers. While earning his law degree, John was a member of Phi Alpha Delta.
Member, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Member, Richmond Real Estate Group
Member, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges
Member, Virginia Tech Foundation
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 1996-2007
Selected for inclusion in America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA, 2008-2011
Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2007-2011
Selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who, 1996
Fellow, Virginia Bar Foundation, 1997
Recipient, Hill-Tucker Service Award, Richmond Bar Association
Recipient, Ruffner Medal, Virginia Tech Board of Visitors