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John R. Pomerance

Member / Co-chair, Private Equity Practice



John is an accomplished private equity and mergers and acquisitions professional. Although he concentrates on serving health care and technology clients, he also counsels companies in traditional businesses as well as the communications and life sciences sectors. He advises clients on deals that help their businesses evolve: all types of equity and debt financing transactions; joint ventures; and other collaborative arrangements. Companies at all stages — start-ups, emerging companies, and public corporations — depend on his counsel.

John is Co-chair of the Private Equity Practice. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, financings, representation of growth companies, licensing and outsourcing, and attendant corporate and securities law.

His clients include start-ups, emerging-growth companies, and established major multinationals in the technology, communications, biotechnology, and health care sectors. John regularly represents companies and investors in equity and subordinated debt financing transactions.

John has been extensively involved in the structuring and documentation of domestic and international joint ventures, distribution, agency, outsourcing, and licensing arrangements. He has represented both vendors and customers in all aspects of US and multi-jurisdictional procurements of technology products and services, including outsourcing and licensing transactions, in a wide range of industries including technology, communications, and health care.

In addition, John spends a substantial amount of his time representing foreign companies doing business in the United States and US companies in business transactions in foreign countries. He also works closely with the firm's Health Law Practice, advising health care providers and health technology companies regarding transactions and matters of corporate and securities law.


  • New York University (JD)
  • Middlebury College (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law (2013 – 2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Order of the Coif

Recent Insights




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Private Equity Opportunity in Litigation Financing

April 18, 2018 | Alert | By Scott Ford, Kurt Steinkrauss

Litigation financing has quickly grown from a fledging concept into a robust industry. The concept is simple: in exchange for a share of any proceeds, a financing firm agrees to pay all or a portion of the plaintiff’s legal fees.
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News & Press

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Best Lawyers named 85 Mintz attorneys to its 2018 list of The Best Lawyers in America. In addition, Mintz attorneys Matthew J. Gardella and Samuel M. Tony Starr were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas.
Best Lawyers named 73 Mintz attorneys to its 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America. Mintz attorneys selected for inclusion in this year’s list span 44 practice areas. 




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