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University at Buffalo, B.S.  

Cornell University, L.L.B.

John, a well-respected corporate lawyer in the Western New York region, is a partner in the firm and a member of its Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He has a distinguished legal career, including serving as general corporate and securities counsel to several publicly traded companies.

Following law school, John served as confidential law assistant to the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. He was a partner at the law firm of Moot & Sprague from 1966-90. He was also a partner at Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber from 1990-2001.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law) 2012 - 2019
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2018

Professional Associations

  • Cornell Law Association Executive Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Western New York Technology Development Center Inc. board of directors
  • Buffalo State College Foundation board of directors