Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

John 
     Lowe

John Lowe

Partner

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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

With over 25 years of business-law experience, John primarily concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions. John has handled well over 300 M&A transactions, representing both buyers and sellers across a broad spectrum of sectors, technologies, and structures involving strategic and financial parties. A number of these transactions involved non-US buyers and sellers.

John also represents domestic and non-US parties in negotiating a wide array of international contracts, and he helps clients with business finance transactions, including the private placements of securities.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Florida-based multinational aerospace distributor in a sale transaction exceeding $100 million.
  • Represented a NY-based telecommunications target acquired by a merger in a transaction exceeding $100 million.
  • Represented a NY-based telecommunications acquirer in the acquisition of the controlling interest in a Georgia-based telecommunications target in a transaction exceeding $5 million.
  • Represented a NY-based telecommunications acquirer in the purchase of all of the shares of an Idaho-based telecommunications target in a transaction exceeding $10 million.
  • Represented a French seller in the sale of a US-affiliate air-pollution-control manufacturer’s stock in a transaction exceeding $50 million.
  • Represented a French seller in the sale of a US-affiliate antennae manufacturer’s assets in a transaction exceeding $10 million.
  • Represented a French acquirer in the purchase of assets of a Florida-based distiller of bulk and branded alcoholic beverages in a transaction exceeding $50 million.
  • Represented a NY-based seller in the sale of a publishing company in a transaction exceeding $10 million.
  • Represented a Canadian information-technology acquirer in the purchase of an Illinois-based IT-services company’s assets in a transaction exceeding $1 million.
  • Represented a French acquirer of controlling interest in a US-based IT-services company in a transaction exceeding $2 million.
  • Represented UK sellers in all of the shares of a UK IT-services company purchased by a US acquirer in a transaction exceeding $2 million.
  • Represented a US pollution-control-systems manufacturer in an EP contract with a Brazilian buyer in a transaction exceeding $20 million.

Practice Areas

Education

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, Notes and Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review, 1978
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Editorial Group Member, and CLE Instructor
  • Monroe County Bar Association, CLE Instructor
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Microentrepreneur Program Advisory Board

Civic Activities

  • Christopher’s Challenge, Director
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Monroe County, Inc., Volunteer Attorney
  • St. John Fisher College, Former International Law Adjunct

Speaking & Publications

  • National Business Institute, “Asset Purchase Transactions”
  • National Business Institute, “Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-Medium Sized Business”
  • National Business Institute, “Negotiating Indemnification, Representations, Warranties, and More in Business Contracts”
  • International Resource Group, “Do You Really Want to Go There? Practical Aspects of International Joint Ventures”
  • International Resource Group, “Common Mistakes Companies Make in International Contracting and How to Avoid Them”
  • American Bar Association, Model Stock Purchase Agreement With Commentary, Second Edition
  • American Bar Association, Model Asset Acquisition Agreement With Commentary
  • “When is a Merger Not a Merger?”
  • “The Wrong Way to Terminate an M&A Contract”
  •  “In a Bind? Second Circuit Considers Legal Effect of Letters of Intent”

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Adair, Kaul, Murphy, Axelrod & Santoro, LLP, Of Counsel
  • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Partner
  • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, Of Counsel
  • Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, Partner
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Associate

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