John Servidio is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and a member of its Capital Markets practice. Mr. Servidio represents banks, investment funds and issuers in structuring corporate derivative, equity, and equity-linked capital market transactions. He assists clients with hedging structures involving equity, interest rate, foreign currency, energy, and commodity derivatives. He also advises dealers, asset managers and corporate clients on resolving issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as CFTC and SEC rules and regulations.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2018, Mr. Servidio was a partner at Winston & Strawn. His previous industry experience includes serving as assistant general counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and as an attorney in the legal department of another large investment banking firm. Before law school, John was an analyst in the real estate group at a large commercial bank. He is a frequent author and speaker on swaps, derivatives and regulatory challenges facing banks and other financial institutions.

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  • Structured issuer equity-linked capital-raising transactions, including convertible bond offerings, bond hedge and warrant transactions, stock borrow facilities, forward stock sales with registered hedges, and equity private placements.*
  • Structured common stock and convertible bond buyback programs, including accelerated share repurchase and other derivative repurchase structures, tender and exchange offers, and open-market buyback transactions.*
  • Structured new convertible bond, derivative share buyback, stock acquisition/disposition programs, hedging/monetization strategies, structured notes, proprietary indices, and other equity-linked products.*
  • Negotiated cleared derivative execution, securities lending, repurchase and prime brokerage agreements.*
  • Negotiated ISDA Master Agreements, Credit Support Annexes, control agreements, pledge agreements and master confirmations.*
  • Negotiated North American Energy Standards Board contracts, power purchase agreements and other energy industry documentation.*
  • Advised clients on coordinating with the CFTC, SEC and other prudential regulators to establish, maintain, and follow policies and procedures imposed under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act.*
  • Advised clients on resolving issues relating to Securities Act, Exchange Act, Commodity Exchange Act, bankruptcy code, margin rule, and bank and broker-dealer regulation.* 

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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J.D., 2002
Pepperdine University
M.B.A., 2002
Pepperdine University
B.S.B.A., 1996
University of Arizona



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