Mr. John R. Hempill is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s New York office. John Hempill is counsel to a number of companies in various industries. He has extensive experience in private and public finance, ranging from representing private emerging growth companies, venture capital funds and strategic investors in seed rounds and later stage private financings, to representing public companies and investment banks in public offerings, as well as 144A and PIPE financings.
Mr. Hempill is also an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer for both public and private companies. He has advised clients in both acquisitions and dispositions of companies and lines of business, as well as in other types of negotiated business combinations.
Mr. Hempill also has extensive experience with reorganization matters. He has represented numerous debtors in Chapter 11 cases and out-of-court workouts. His debtor clients have spanned a variety of industries, including investment banking, airlines, consumer products and real estate, and have been both domestic and international companies.
Mr. Hempill is one of the leading experts on the corporate aspects of bankruptcy cases, including sales of assets under Section 363 and securities issuances under Section 1145. In addition to his debtor representations, Mr. Hempill has represented Chapter 11 trustees, creditors (both in Chapter 11 cases and out of court workouts), and significant shareholders.
Mr. Hempill has represented venture capital and other funds in their formation and capitalization. His practice also involves negotiating and documenting strategic alliances and joint ventures. He regularly counsels corporate boards and committees in transactional and high-profile as well as routine corporate governance matters.
- J.D., New York University School of Law, 1982
- B.A., University of Chicago, 1979
Admissions : New York
- Member, SEC Advisory Committee – Small and Emerging Companies, 2014-2015
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