John P. Vail, Retired Partner

Representative Experience

With more than three decades of experience, John has represented a great many clients on a great many issues. These are just a few more recent examples:

  • Representation of university, foundation, and other institutional investors in over $1.5 billion of private equity, real estate, and hedge fund investments.
  • Secondary sale of an institutional investor’s private equity fund portfolio.
  • Closing of a transaction in which a closely held catalog sales company sold a division of its operations to a publicly held corporation.
  • Representation of a public company in its acquisition of a private company engaged in a multistate plumbing / drain cleaning operation.
  • Disposition of an energy management company in a transaction with multiple bidders.
  • Representation of substantial investor in a $556 million acquisition of a real estate development subsidiary of a publicly held company.
  • Representation of the sole purchaser of Rule 144A debt securities, in a first-of-its-kind securitization by the state economic development authority, of its HUD portfolio.
  • Representation of a buyer in the purchase of assets in a §363 bankruptcy transaction. 
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