John Kane has more than 25 years experience representing clients in transactions. His practice is focused on the purchase and sale of privately held companies or divisions, joint ventures, venture capital investments, and transactions involving distressed or bankrupt targets or sellers. John has represented a wide range of domestic and foreign clients, including both publicly traded and private strategic buyers, private equity funds, chapter 11 debtors, and management groups.
Recent clients and transactions include: acquisitions, sales, and joint ventures for Hachette Book Group, International Automotive Components Group, and Quintiles Transnational Holdings; bankruptcy sales by Alpha Natural Resources, NII Holdings (Nextel Mexico), Radio Shack, Hostess, and Chrysler; WL Ross & Co.'s investments in the automotive, insurance, railcar, textile, coal, and steel industries; and multiple preferred stock investments by Celgene Corporation and Invesco Asset Management Limited in early-stage companies.
Earlier in his career, John was the general counsel of ClickThings, Inc., a New York-based software company that developed software for the management and publishing of internet-based content.
- November 2010
Stock-for-Stock Exchange Offers in the United States: Underutilized Infrastructure, MARR
- December 30, 2004
Distressed M&A - Section 1145: Theory Versus Practice, coauthored with Corinne Ball, New York Law Journal
Bidding Procedures and Sale Orders: The Keys to Distress M&A, American Law Institute-American Bar Association Publication (SJ025 ALI-ABA 411)
- November 1, 2003
Section 363 Sales: Bidding Procedures and Sale Orders, 26th Forum on Negotiating Corporate Acquisition - Public and Private
- November 1, 2003
Section 363 Sales: Bidding Procedures and Sale Orders, 35th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation
- October 29, 2003
Fallen Angels: An Acquisition Opportunity, with Corinne Ball and assistance from Randi Lesnick, New York Law Journal
- Georgetown University (J.D. cum laude 1991; The Tax Lawyer); University of Vermont (B.A. cum laude 1987; Phi Beta Kappa)
- Missouri, Illinois, and New York