John B. Hoke Associate

John’s practice focuses on advising public and private companies and private equity and venture funds on a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raises, joint ventures, securities law compliance, governance matters and technology-related transactions.

He also routinely helps clients with a variety of commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating supply-chain contracts, reseller agreements, original equipment manufacturer agreements and licensing agreements.

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

Representation of Andeavor Corp. in the $1.5 billion sale of oil storage, terminal and pipeline assets in multiple locations in the Western United States to its publicly-held subsidiary Andeavor Logistics LP.

Representation of CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CEIX), a publicly-traded coal company, in connection with its spin-off from CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE:CNX), a publicly-traded natural gas company.

Representation of private equity fund in $600 million sale of portfolio company.

Representation of Tesoro Logistics in its $444 million acquisition of Alaska petroleum storage and terminal assets from Tesoro Corp.

Representation publicly-traded window and door manufacturer in acquisition of privately-held window manufacturer.

Representation of private equity fund in $140 million sale of laboratory equipment manufacturer.

Representation of private equity fund in $30 million acquisition of data consulting firm.

Representation of private equity fund in $30 million acquisition of Texas-based oil and gas producer.

Representation of private equity fund in $40 million acquisition of construction-services business.

Representation of private equity fund in $55 million acquisition of payroll-processing platform and subsequent add-on transaction.

Representation of a leading food service and support services company in acquisition of group purchasing organization.

Representation of manufacturer in $45 million sale of two of its plants to another manufacturer.

Representation of privately-held furniture company in acquisition of another furniture business through a Section 363 sale supervised by the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Representation of family office in acquisition of oilfield services business.

Representation of a publicly-held technology company in its acquisition of an Israel-based manufacturer.

Representation of a leading food service and support services company in formation of joint venture with one of the largest casino operators in the United States.

Venture Capital Experience

Representation of privately-held company in $100 million sale of senior preferred stock to group of venture investors.

Represent private equity and venture fund in $10 million acquisition of Series A Preferred Stock from alternative legal services provider.

Representation of privately-held company in $125 million sale of Series F Preferred Stock to an institutional investor.

Representation of privately-held company in $140 million sale of Series F Preferred Stock and Common Stock to group of venture investors.

Representation of payroll-processing company in $4 million offering of Preferred B Stock.

Representation of healthcare technology company in $10 million sale of Series E Preferred Stock to group of venture funds.

Representation of publicly-held company in $5 million minority equity investment in privately-held company.

Securities Experience

Representation of two investors in private placement (PIPE) of common stock of Mastech Digital, a NYSE-listed provider of data management and analytics solutions, digital learning and IT staffing services.

Representation of NYSE-listed coal producer on SEC reporting issues, proxy solicitations and a variety of other ongoing governance-related  matters.

Representation of NYSE-listed company in preparation of Form S-3 Registration Statement.

Representation of NYSE-listed capacitor manufacturer on SEC reporting issues and proxy solicitations.

Representation of a Nasdaq-listed technology company in its at-the-market offering and registered direct offering.

Representation of large financial institution in periodic offerings of structured debt products.

Representation of large financial institution in $1 billion senior notes offering.

Technology and Supply-Chain Experience

Representation of one of the nation’s largest financial institutions in connection with the outsourcing of all of its facilities and real estate, including its corporate headquarters, and for operationally critical infrastructure and project management services, for approximately $300 million.

Representation of large financial institution in negotiation of multi-year technology agreement to support its brokerage and clearing services.

Representation of large financial institution in negotiation of multi-year contract for its trust accounting services.

Representation of cable, high-speed online and digital phone services company in the negotiation and drafting of complex commercial contracts, including for commercial services, subscriber services and sponsorship arrangements.

Representation of manufacturer in preparation of customized original equipment manufacturer agreement.

Representation of manufacturer in negotiation of complex value-added reseller agreement.

  • William & Mary Law School, JD, magna cum laude, Senior Notes Editor, William & Mary Law Review, 2013
  • Davidson College, BA, History, with Honors, 2007

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