John O. Newell

John O. Newell

John O. Newell

John Newell, a counsel in the firm's Business Law Department, works on a variety of securities, financing and corporate matters for financial institutions and industrial companies. He is a member of the firm's Capital Markets, M&A/Corporate Governance and Private Equity Practices.

Professional Activities

Mr. Newell has chaired and served as a panelist for various Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education programs on federal securities laws. He is a member of the Boston and American Bar Associations.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Newell’s experience includes representing issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in initial and subsequent public offerings of debt, equity and convertible securities; preparing and reviewing corporate periodic reports, insider securities ownership reports and other compliance matters under federal and state securities laws; representing institutional investors in private placements of high-yield debt, equity and convertible securities in corporate restructurings and recapitalizations; and corporate acquisitions and dispositions involving public and private corporations. Mr. Newell has also worked on a variety of other financing transactions, including venture capital investments, bank credit facilities and project financing.



J.D., 1984
New York University School of Law
A.B., 1980
Middlebury College

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)





U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court of Maine
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