University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
B.S. Psychology, 1978
Missouri State Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Agricultural Association
Association of Corporate Counsel
Thompson Coburn LLP
Senior Counsel, 2019-Present
Deputy General Counsel & Secretary, 1985-2019
Farm Credit Banks of St. Louis
Associate Counsel, 1981-1985
With over 35 years of experience in the agrifinance sector, John serves as a valuable asset to financial institutions in a variety of financing transactions.
As a member of Thompson Coburn's dedicated loan review team, John assures the accuracy and completeness of loan relationships in excess of $12.5 million or that are otherwise deemed to be complex. He also maintains a library of legal documents for 48 states.
John is the former general counsel of Rabo AgriFinance and deputy general counsel of Rabobank U.A. North America, where for nearly three decades he managed all in-house legal operations for the $15 billion agricultural lender and third party loan originator/servicer. He led the legal review of specialized agricultural finance packages ranging from $100,000 loans to complex syndicated transactions, and responded to issues involving corporate governance, transactional document automation, HR, litigation, and collections.
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