John G. Loughnane

White and Williams LLP

Loughnane is a Partner in the Business Department of White and Williams LLP. John practices in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and the Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group. Business leaders rely on John’s broad experience and expansive problem-solving and skills in structuring and negotiating a variety of business transactions. John’s deep insight into distressed circumstances helps clients anticipate and solve issues well in advance of any sign of distress. John’s focus on achieving business objectives and his skills as a commercial mediator help clients navigate business obstacles, including issues involving the potential or actual financial distress of other parties. Clients find solutions with John’s assistance in mergers and acquisitions, financings, and licensing, as well as restructurings, recapitalizations, going concern sales and liquidations occurring both in and out of court. Clients leverage John’s experience representing a variety of interests – including companies, investors, secured parties, unsecured parties, official creditors’ committees, trustees, vendors, licensors/licensees, landlords, employees, officers, directors, and buyers.

John is a leader in the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. He is an active member of the Boston Bar Association, earned the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a member of InfraGard. John speaks and writes on a variety of commercial topics including anticipating and dealing effectively with disruption, which can be found on his blog, ForwardThinkingAdvocate.com.

John serves his community by volunteering in three focus areas: economic opportunity, education and youth development. He co-chairs the Boston Bar Association’s M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program benefitting high school students around Massachusetts. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) which provides military veterans enrolled, at no cost, the skills, resources, mentoring and networking necessary to grow their small businesses. John serves on the Charter Review Commission of his community and formerly served as chair of the community’s Youth and Family Services Commission. Other community service has included Little League president, scout leader and youth coach for baseball, basketball and soccer teams.

John has also served as a board member of the George Washington University Law Alumni Association and as president of the Holy Cross Club of Boston as well as the chair of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association. Following his graduation from law school, John served as a law clerk for the Honorable Ronald R. Lagueux of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. John is admitted in Massachusetts and New York.

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