Mr. LeClaire’s private equity work has included leveraged recapitalizations, buyouts and minority investments in the U.S. and abroad, for leading private equity firms such as Partners Group, Goldman Sachs, Leeds Equity Partners, Nautic Partners, Webster Equity Partners, Tinicum Capital Partners, 1251 Capital, InTandem Capital, Friend Skoler & Co., Fremont Group, Ridgemont Equity Partners, and TA Associates, among others. He also specializes in the representation of growth companies in sectors such as technology and information services, health care and consumer products. Mr. LeClaire’s work in this area focuses on strategic counsel, mergers and acquisitions, growth equity investments and other financing transactions, equity and executive compensation programs for senior executives and going-private and IPO transactions.
John R. LeClaire
John LeClaire is co-founder and co-chair of Goodwin's nationally ranked Private Equity group and one of the leading PE/M&A growth company lawyers in the U.S. The Goodwin Private Equity group has served leading private equity firms and growth companies for over 30 years and was recently named U.S. Middle Market M&A Firm of the Year by Merger Market. Mr. LeClaire joined Goodwin in 1982 and has been a partner since 1989.
Mr. LeClaire one of the most prominent private equity and growth company lawyers in the U.S. and one of the leading PE/M&A growth company lawyers in the U.S. He is listed in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, US News – Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 United States, Lawdragon 500, Leading Dealmakers in America and Best Lawyers in America. While attending law school, he was the Articles Editor for the Boston University Law Review.
Boston University School of Law
(magna cum laude, Law Review Articles Editor)
(magna cum laude)