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Partner - John H. Lawrence, Jr.

John H. Lawrence, Jr.


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John Lawrence focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity and angel investments, private equity fund formation, and securities transactions in a broad range of industries, including insurance and managed care, health care, energy and natural resources, and technology. Mr. Lawrence represents public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions, preferred stock and convertible note investments, joint ventures, recapitalizations, corporate governance and business separations and dissolutions.

Mr. Lawrence is a past Chair of the firm's Business and Finance Practice Group.  John is a former Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve.


Teaching Positions

  • University of Connecticut School of Law: Adjunct Professor, Corporate and Tax Planning for Business Transactions; 2006-present

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Section of Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, Acquisitions of Public Companies Subcommittee, M&A Jurisprudence Subcommittee, Connecticut Liaison to Corporate Law Committee, and Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Business Law Section, Chair, Executive Committee
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.: Former President and Director
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation, Inc.: Former Director
  • Greater Hartford Arts Council: Board of Directors, Governance Committee
  • Hartford Hospital: Board of Corporators
  • The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts: Board of Overseers
  • The Hartford Club: Former President and Director
  • World Affairs Council of Connecticut, Inc.: Former Director
  • XPX Connecticut, Inc.: Former Director

Mezzanine Fund

Representation of a nationally recognized fund manager in the offering of over $1.0 billion of limited partner interests in three successive mezzanine funds, including review and revision of private offering memoranda and supplements, preparation of subscription agreements, limited partnership agreements, side letters and legal opinions, negotiation of the terms of the fund documents with institutional limited partners, and management of the various limited partner closings; and advice and consultation with fund manager on securities compliance, investment policies and objectives, venture capital operating company (VCOC) and other ERISA issues, allocation and distribution issues, limited partner reporting and disclosure issues, risk management and indemnification matters, advisory committee and conflict of interest issues, portfolio company investment transactions and workouts, dissolution and fund liquidations.

$98,000,000 Joint Acquisition of a 60 MW Energy Projects Operator

Represented Zahren Alternative Power Corporation (ZAPCO), a Connecticut-based owner and operator of 60 MW of renewable energy projects around the country, in its acquisition by U. S. Energy Systems, Inc., an independent power producer, and its joint venture partner, Cinergy Solutions, Inc., an affiliate of Cincinnati-based Cinergy Corp., one of the nation's leading diversified energy companies. The transaction, valued at approximately $98,000,000, included $10,000,000 in U. S. Energy Systems' common stock; $3,000,000 in convertible preferred stock; $12,000,000 in cash and approximately $73,000,000 in existing non-recourse project financing.


June 16, 2014  John Lawrence quoted in CT Law Tribune article, "Dueling with Delaware."
July 17, 2013  Non-Compete Bill Vetoed--But Not Dead
June 2013  Maintaining and Operating the Business Entity
October 23, 2012  DSS Releases Proposed Provider Audit Regulations
September 21, 2012  U.S. Department of Justice Announces $16.5 Million Settlement with HCA, Inc. for False Claims Act and Stark Law Claims
June 28, 2012  Health Law Practice Group Discusses Supreme Court's Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 26, 2012  Health Law 2012 Legislative Update
June 6, 2012  DSS Publishes Final Regulations on Reimbursement of Medical Foundations
May 17, 2012  CMS Releases Final Rule on PPACA Program Integrity Provisions
May 2, 2012  FDA and HHS Rules on Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest in Research
February 16, 2012  OIG Alerts Physicians to Exercise Caution When Reassigning Medicare Payments
February 16, 2012  HHS Announces Strong Start Initiative to Increase Healthy Deliveries and Reduce Preterm Births
November 22, 2011  DSS Releases Proposed Medical Foundation Regulations
November 17, 2011  OCR Begins Pilot Phase of HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit Program
November 3, 2011  FINAL RULE: Medicare Program--Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Centers Patient Rights Conditions for Coverage
September 28, 2011  Are You Aware of and Affected by These DPH Scope of Practice Requests?
August 16, 2011  Health Law 2011 Legislative Update
August 4, 2011  Impact of Final Dodd-Frank Rules on the Regulation of Federal and Connecticut Investment Advisers
May 5, 2011  CMS Releases Final Rule on Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging
September 21, 2010  The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: What You Need to Know
August 17, 2010  The New Era of Regulation Under the Dodd-Frank Act: A Compliance Guide for Investment Advisers and Private Investment Funds
August 10, 2010  HHS Announces Proposed HIPAA Rules
May 24, 2010  Another Way to Operate a Health-Care Facility
May 21, 2010  Summary of PPACA Grants, Demonstration Projects and Other Funding Opportunities
April 28, 2010  Health Care Reform: Compliance Implications
February 9, 2010  Amendments to the Custody Rule: New Controls on Custody of Client Assets
November 16, 2009  A Cautionary Tale For Investors
September 3, 2009  Recent Changes to Connecticut's Business Corporation Act Have Corporate Governance Ramifications
June 12, 2009  Connecticut Hedge Fund Regulation Dies at the End of the 2009 Session


October 17, 2014  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Super Lawyers
August 18, 2014  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 39 Firm Attorneys
May 23, 2014  Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field
October 21, 2013  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2013 Super Lawyers
August 15, 2013  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 35 Firm Attorneys
May 24, 2013  Chambers Recognizes 19 Lawyers as Leaders in Their Field
October 22, 2012  "Super Lawyers" Recognizes 51 Lawyers from Firm
September 13, 2012  Six Firm Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors
August 24, 2012  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 37 Firm Attorneys
June 7, 2012  Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2012
September 2, 2011  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 30 Lawyers from the Firm
July 15, 2011  Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2011
April 2011  35 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named a "Top Lawyer" in Hartford County
October 28, 2010  "Super Lawyers" Recognizes 47 Lawyers From Shipman & Goodwin LLP
September 23, 2010  "Best Lawyers In America" Recognizes 27 Lawyers from Shipman & Goodwin LLP
June 11, 2010  Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2010
October 27, 2009  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2010 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
August 10, 2009  25 Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Recognized as "2010 Best Lawyers in America"
June 22, 2009  Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA 2009
March 2, 2009  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars and Featured in Connecticut Magazine
December 4, 2008  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Recognized as "2009 Best Lawyers in America"
November 7, 2008  Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named 2009 Connecticut Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
July 15, 2008  Shipman & Goodwin Recognized by Chambers USA
April 25, 2008  Attorneys Named By Super Lawyers®
September 1, 2007  Nineteen Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America for 2008
September 1, 2005  Seventeen Shipman & Goodwin Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America for 2006

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