John was called to the Ontario bar in 1971 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. John joined Tierney Stauffer LLP as a senior legal advisor in our Corporate and Commercial Group and works in both our Ottawa office and our Arnprior office.
John has acquired significant experience in business law during his career. Prior to relocating to the Ottawa Valley in the Fall of 2010, John practiced in Toronto with several firms, including two national firms. John has dealt with a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues for privately owned businesses, as well as for publicly-traded corporations and not-for-profit organizations. His experience includes working with entrepreneurs and innovators.
From advising on simple to complex incorporations and other business structures, shareholders’ agreements, shareholders’ disputes, partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization of businesses, the purchase or sale of franchises, business succession, and providing strategic planning guidance as well as transaction management, John has both the knowledge and the experience to play an integral role in clients achieving their objectives.
John and his wife enjoy living in Renfrew and having easy access to the many benefits which the Ottawa Valley and the City of Ottawa offer. They are proud parents of their three adult children and take pleasure in their three grandchildren. John likes to run on the many trails near town as an effective way to stay fit and to release some of the pressures of the day.