John vigorously advocates on behalf of clients in the financial services industry as he defends them in securities, trustee or beneficiary and general business matters. In securities litigation, he represents corporations and individuals before the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).
In terms of trustee or beneficiary litigation, John counsels individual and corporate trustees in claims of breach of fiduciary duties and breach of trust agreements, including:
John’s other business litigation experience pertains to breach of contract, fraud, interference with contracts, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, royalty underpayments and claims that cite the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). He has represented mortgage companies in numerous cases involving multiple business torts, including recoveries from mortgage insurers regarding mortgage servicing practices and insurance coverage disputes.
In 2000, he won one of the top 20 defense verdicts in Missouri, according to Missouri Lawyers Weekly.