As an attorney in Moye White LLP's Transaction section, John counsels energy companies in corporate, finance, securities, and development matters. John advises clients on corporate formation and governance, planning and documentation of venture capital financings, as well as development, structure, and due diligence involved with mergers and acquisitions. His clientele includes start-up and emerging companies seeking venture capital, established corporate entities, and commercial interests seeking growth through acquisition, partnership, and consolidation of resources. During his career, John has guided many clients from start-up through successful listing on both NASDAQ and NYSE. A former CPA with “Big Four” accounting firms, John brings extensive, real-world financial experience to his clients’ representation. He advises public and private companies on securities matters related to SEC reporting and compliance, offerings, and state and federal securities law and consults with directors, auditors, and committees on both compliance and investigative protocols and corporate governance issues. John also represents owners, developers, and investors in development and financing of commercial and industrial real estate projects, with specific emphasis on alternative energy sources.