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    John A. Aiello

    John, Chair of the Corporate and Securities Law Practice Area, concentrates his practice on corporate and securities matters. His practice focuses on various aspects of corporate finance, including private placements and initial public offerings of securities, as well as mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. In addition, John provides general corporate counseling and advice with respect to litigation strategy to a number of corporations, both public and private.

    In over forty years of practice, John has advised clients on the formation of business organizations, professional practices and joint ventures, venture capital and bank financing, mergers and acquisitions, management and leveraged buy-outs, executive compensation, equity or cash based employee incentive plans, succession in the closely held or family business, compliance with disclosure obligations under the federal and state securities laws and corporate governance matters. 

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Corporate and Business Law
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Corporate Finance and Securities
    Professional Activities
    • Member of the Monmouth University Leon Hess School of Business Dean's Advisory Council
    • Member of the Board of Directors and Secretary of the First Real Estate Investment Trust of New Jersey
    • Emeritus Member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Board of Directors of the Business Law Section
    • Member of the American Bar Association
    • Member of the New York State Bar Association
    • Member of the Monmouth County Bar Association
    • Former Member of the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth, New Jersey Chapter
    • Member of the New Jersey Technology Council
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    • Past Member of the Georgetown University Law School National Law Alumni Board and Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law School Corporate Counsel Institute
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • Georgetown University Law School, J.D.
    • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, B.S.
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    Best Lawyers Award Badge

    Press Mentions
    • Preliminary Matters, New Jersey M&A Conference presented by NJICLE, September 28, 2018
    • The Limited Liability Company: The Preferred Entity For Real Estate Acquisitions & Development, GH&C Seminar, October 2014
    • Managing A Family Business, NJBIZ's Family Business Symposium, June, 2011
    • Growth Through Acquisition, Sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth, October, 2007
    • Reducing Risk in a Merger or Acquisition Transaction; Preparing a Company for Sale, Sponsored by Korean Chamber of Commerce, September, 2007
    • Sale of the Business; Alternative to Succession Planning, Sponsored by Acorn Financial Services, July, 2007
    • Opportunities and Obstacles: Planning Your Exit Strategy, Sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth, October, 2006
    • Continuing Your Business While Preparing an Exit Strategy, Sponsored by The Presidents' Forum, May 2003
    • 2nd Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Conference; Leveraged Recapitalizations, Sponsored by NJICLE, April, 2001
    • 1st Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Conference; Use of Derivatives and Liquidity Strategies in Stock Transactions, Sponsored by NJICLE, September, 1999
    • Sale or Merger as an Exit Vehicle, Sponsored by N.J. Technology Council, January, 1999
    • Mergers and Acquisitions of the Closely Held Business; Understanding the Process, Sponsored by the Updata Group, Inc. and Sperry, Mitchell and Company, Inc., May, 1996