John B. Hoke Associate

John’s practice focuses on advising public companies on securities law compliance, capital raising and public-company governance matters. John also advises public and private companies, private equity funds, family offices and independent sponsors on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and growth equity, venture capital and other financing investments.

John’s practice spans across a variety of industries with a particular focus on fintech and energy.

Experience

Securities and Capital Markets Experience

Representation of an NYSE-listed energy company in connection with its $1.5 billion spin-off from its parent.

Representation of Nasdaq-listed biopharma company in acquisition of another biopharma company and preparation of related S-4 registration statement.

Representation of fintech company in $100 million sale of senior preferred stock.

Representation of fintech company in $300 million sale of Series F Preferred Stock and Common Stock.

Representation of fintech company in $125 million sale of Series F Preferred Stock.

Representation of fintech company in $200 million redemption.

Representation of NYSE-listed energy company on SEC reporting issues, proxy solicitations and governance matters.

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

Representation of NYSE-listed textile manufacturer on SEC reporting issues, proxy solicitations and governance matters.

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

Representation of Nasdaq-listed 3D printing company in $90 million public offering of common stock.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Mergers and Acquisitions Experience

Representation of midstream energy company in the $1.5 billion sale of oil storage, terminal and pipeline assets in multiple locations in the Western United States.

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

Representation of midstream master limited partnership in its $444 million acquisition of Alaska petroleum storage and terminal assets.

Representation of healthcare services company in $140 million sale to private equity fund.

Representation of plastics manufacturer in $75 million sale to private equity fund.

Representation of fintech company in $140 million acquisition.

Representation of fintech company in $30 million acquisition.

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.

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

Trustee, Saint James School

Board Chair, Out Teach Carolinas Region

  • North Carolina

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Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, 2021, 2022

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