John J. Siciliano is Chair of the firm’s Business Law Group. He advises privately held businesses, nonprofits and individuals in business and real estate matters. John serves as general counsel for many clients, providing timely advice on day-to-day matters while also keeping an eye on long-term objectives.
Representing family and other owner-led businesses in all stages of growth, John frequently assists companies with formation, equity and debt financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, corporate restructurings, compliance, and general commercial agreements. Additionally, John counsels businesses on succession planning, including multigeneration shareholder agreements and governance principles.
John also counsels developers and lenders in commercial and residential real estate development projects. He is experienced in all phases of development, including negotiating and drafting agreements, acquisitions, financing, permitting and construction.
Additionally, John represents high net worth individuals in their business ventures and private investments.
John is also a Senior Vice President and Compliance Director at Hemenway Trust Company, a private fiduciary firm based in Salem, New Hampshire.
“Much of my work centers on serving owner-led businesses. We offer a unique perspective on the complex issues that owner-led companies often face. These owners are challenged with managing the day-to-day business, while keeping in mind the long term needs of their business partners and/or families. We understand this dynamic and are able to bring years of experience to both areas to advise our clients.”