Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

John P. Lowe, Jr.

John P. Lowe, Jr.

Partner

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Rochester Office

2000 Five Star Bank Plaza
100 Chestnut Street
Rochester, New York 14604

John Lowe has over 25 years of business law experience concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, and business finance.

Representative Experience

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: 
    • Represented New York-based telecommunications target acquired by merger. Transaction size > $100 million.
    • Represented New York-based telecommunications acquirer in acquisition of controlling interest in Georgia-based telecommunications target. Transaction size > $5 million. 
    • Represented New York-based telecommunications acquirer in purchase of 100% of the shares of Idaho-based telecommunications target. Transaction size > $10 million. 
    • Represented French seller in sale of stock of U.S. affiliate air pollution control manufacturer. Transaction size > $50 million. 
    • Represented French seller in sale of assets of U.S. affiliate antennae manufacturer. Transaction size > $10 million. 
    • Represented French acquirer in purchase of assets of Florida-based distiller of bulk and branded alcoholic beverages. Transaction size > $50 million. 
    • Represented New York-based seller in sale of assets of publishing company to acquirer controlled by key employee. Transaction size > $5 million. 
    • Represented New York-based seller in sale of stock of display cabinetry manufacturer. Transaction size > $1 million. 
    • Represented Canadian IT acquirer in purchase of assets of Illinois-based IT services company. Transaction size > $1 million. 
    • Represented French acquirer in purchase of 100% of the stock in a Russian financial services company from a U.S. seller. Transaction size > $10 million. 
    • Represented French acquirer of controlling interest in U.S. based IT services company. Transaction size > $2 million. 
    • Represented U.K. sellers of 100% of the shares of U.K. IT services company purchased by U.S. acquirer. Transaction size > $2 million. 
    • Represented New York-based seller of assets of plastic-molded specialty products. Transaction size > $2 million. 
  • International Transactions: 
    • Represented U.S. manufacturer of pollution control systems in EP contract with Brazilian buyer. Transaction size > $20 million. 
    • Represented U.S. supplier of wood pellets in sale to European buyer. Transaction size > $10 million. 
    • Represented U.S. manufacturer of pollution control system in EP contract with Columbian buyer. Transaction size > $5 million. 
    • Represented U.S. manufacture of pollution control systems in teaming agreement with U.K. maritime company. 
    • Represented U.S. pollution control manufacturer in EP contract with Indian oil company. Transaction size > $5 million. 
    • Represented U.S. mailing solutions manufacturer in distribution agreement with Indian distributor. Transaction size > $1 million. 
    • Represented U.S. pollution control manufacturer in EP contract with Canadian oil sands company. Transaction size > $5 million.

Practice Areas

Education

  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, Notes and Comments Editor, New York Law School Law Review, 1978
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • St. John Fisher College, Adjunct Professor of International Law
  • Of Counsel, Stout, Thomas & Johnson, New York City

Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Editorial Group Member, CLE Instructor
  • Monroe County Bar Association, CLE Instructor 
  • International Resource Group

Speaking & Publications

  • Model Stock Purchase Agreement With Commentary Second Edition, American Bar Association (2010) 
  • Model Asset Acquisition Agreement With Commentary, American Bar Association (2001) 
  • Environmental Issues Don’t Have to Tank a Deal: Managing Environmental Risk and Closing Deals, American Bar Association (2007) 
  • Articles on New York M&A Developments: 
    • When is a Merger not a Merger?
    • The Wrong Way to Terminate an M&A Contract
    • In a Bind? Second Circuit Considers Legal Effect of Letters of Intent
  • Articles/Presentations on International Transactions:
    • Presentation for International Resource Group: Do You Really Want to Go There? Practical Aspects of International Joint Ventures.
    • Article: Common Mistakes Companies Make in International Contracting and How to Avoid Them
    • Presentation for International Resource Group: Adopting Domestic Contracts for International Deal
    • Presentation for Canadian Manufacturers Association: Canadian/American Sales Transactions – Selected Legal Issues
    • Teaching: International Law Course for Masters in International Studies at St. John Fisher College
  • Additional Articles:
    • Supreme Court Reverses Course on Resale Price Fixing
    • Hey, This Stuff Works! Subscription Procedures Protect Private Offerors.

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Adair, Kaul, Murphy, Axelrod & Santoro, LLP (Rochester), Of Counsel
  • CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (New York), Partner/Of Counsel
  • Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn (New York), Partner
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York), Associate

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