John O. Newell

John O. Newell

John O. Newell
+1 617 570 1475

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.


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.

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.




New York University School of Law

Artium Baccalaureus1980

Middlebury College

(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)



  • Massachusetts
  • Maine


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


Mr. Newell’s most recent article is “Shelf Registration Statements Begin Expiring,” which was published in the August 2008 edition of Insights: The Corporate and Securities Law Advisor. Other published articles include “Dealing with the Public Availability of SEC Comment Letters,” which appeared in the February 2006 edition of Insights; and “Operating Under the New Form 8-K Accelerated and Expanded Reporting Requirements” and “The New Form 8-K: Interpretive Issues for REITs and REOCs,” co-authored with Ettore Santucci, which appeared in the Winter, 2004 edition of The Real Estate Finance Journal.