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John H. Booher

Silicon Valley

John H. Booher

Clients turn to John Booher when they have complex legal problems in need of pragmatic and timely solutions. John’s broad breadth and depth of experience spans domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance matters, and the formation and growth of new businesses.

John has been recognized as an “All-Star” by his clients for his service and dedication to their needs, keenly aware of their priorities and concerns when crafting legal solutions.

John works closely with clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, satellite/aerospace, transportation and technology. His clients include multinational corporations, private equity and venture capital firms, early and growth-stage companies, individual founders, entrepreneurs and investors.

Representative experience

Represented Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings in numerous transactions, including its US$241m acquisition of MEDTOX Scientific, Inc., its US$85m acquisition of LipoScience, Inc., its US$925m acquisition of Genzyme Genetics, and its acquisition of Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories.

Representation of Lockheed Martin Corporation in a US$1.5bn registered debt offer and in a US$728m exchange offer.

Representation of Essex Corporation in its sale to Northrop Grumman Corporation for US$580m.

Represented Abcam, PLC in its acquisition of Epitomics International, Inc.

Represented Helsinn Healthcare SA in its acquisition of Sapphire Pharmaceuticals.

Representation of the Kodak Pension Plan of the UK in its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company's Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging business.

Represented a Chinese technology company in its investment in a U.S. company developing and producing ink-jet systems for OLED production.

Represented an IT outsourcing company in the spin-off and financing of its predictive analytics platform.

Represented a commuter shuttle ride-share service on multiple commercial matters.

Representation of Camden Partners in numerous portfolio company investments and dispositions.

Representation of ABS Capital Partners in numerous portfolio company investments and dispositions.

Representation of Torch Hill Investment Partners in its acquisition of Jameson, LLC from Carousel Capital.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1998
  • B.A., summa cum laude, The College of William & Mary, 1995

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • New York


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