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John J. Zak

Partner, Investment Management & Compliance, Securities Regulation & Corporate Compliance Practices Leader; Merger and Acquistions Practice Co-Leader

John concentrates his practice in U.S. securities regulation and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law and governance. He is active in the firm's U.S.-Canada Practice and regularly counsels Canadians on U.S. securities, investment management, and corporate law matters. He has extensive experience in public and private securities offerings, venture capital and private equity transactions and executive compensation arrangements. He also counsels a variety of privately held companies.

John is a co-author of the Practical Law Company module on New York business corporation law.

Honors

  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law) 2018, 2019
  • 2013 Best Lawyers Buffalo Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Presentations

Publications

Social Media

John contributed to the archived Hodgson Russ Canada/U.S. cross-border blog, Smarter Way to Cross. His entries can be found on the Publications page.

Professional Associations

  • Rex Energy Corporation board of directors (Nasdaq: REXX), Chair of Compensation Committee
  • New York State Bar Association Business Law Section Securities Law Subcommittee
  • American Bar Association Section on Corporation, Banking, and Business Law

Community & Pro Bono

  • Shea's O'Connell Preservation Guild Ltd. board of trustees (Shea's Performing Arts Center), Chair
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation, Inc., Chair