E. John Park focuses his practice on debt and equity offerings, public securities offerings, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). He assists clients at every stage of the business cycle, from initial company formation, venture capital financings, and M&A, to initial public offerings (IPOs), public company reporting, and general corporate counseling. In addition, John represents acquirers and targets in public-private and private-private business combination transactions.
John helps venture capital and corporate venture capital clients structure and implement early and late stage investments. He also represents private and public companies providing general corporate and strategic advice on financings, partnerships, joint ventures and M&A transactions, as well as inbound, outbound, and cross-border transactions. In many of these transactions, he draws upon his experience in intellectual property protection, technology licensing, environmental law, corporate governance, executive compensation, labor and employment, and international tax law.
John is the chair of the Corporate Venture Capital Working Group at VC Taskforce, an organization that represents the venture capital community, and is a member of the mergers and acquisitions committee of the American Bar Association. He is also on the advisory board of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California. The Legal 500 listed John as a leading emerging growth company lawyer in Silicon Valley.
Harvard University, 1993, M.P.P.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1997, J.D.
Williams College, 1991, B.A.
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Leading Venture Capital and Emerging Company Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2009, 2014)
Chair, Corporate Venture Capital Working Group, VC Task Force
Chair, Charter Member Program, AAMA
Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section