John Brower

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Courtney Blunt
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John Brower concentrates on business law and transactional law, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He also works with clients on joint ventures, lending transactions, executive employment arrangements, and general business matters.

John speaks frequently on mergers and acquisitions and business law topics, and also cochairs GPM’s Mergers & Acquisitions team.


  • Private company M&A: Representation in strategic acquisitions; representation of private companies and their shareholders in numerous sales transactions, to strategic, private equity and foreign buyers
  • Public company M&A: Advising the board of a publicly held corporation considering an unsolicited purchase offer and strategic alternatives; representation of a publicly held company in a public to public merger; representation of publicly held companies in numerous acquisitions and dispositions
  • Franchise companies: Representation of buyers and sellers of franchisors; recent representation of major food franchisor (more than 600 units) in sale to foreign private equity firm
  • Private equity: Negotiation of purchases and sales with domestic and foreign private equity groups; representation of platform companies in add-on acquisitions
  • ESOPs: Representation of ESOP-owned companies in acquisitions
  • Executive employment: Negotiation of employment agreements for CEOs and other senior executives of public and private companies; representation of management teams in private equity acquisitions
  • Joint ventures: Negotiating a complex joint venture for product development with a Fortune 100 company; negotiating joint ventures with utilities for landfill gas generation; negotiating a joint venture with a manufacturer for monitoring and control
  • General advice and counsel to closely held corporations and their owners
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