John Woods Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
John Woods

John Woods

Attorney at Law

Annapolis
Licensed in
MD, DC, MA
Harvard Law
School
5.0 5
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About
Served as general counsel of several technology and bricks and mortar companies. Assist companies in establishing comprehensive governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) programs utilizing commercially available GRC software. Managed legal departments; responsible for all regulatory matters; performed corporate secretarial functions.

Strong corporate finance background: experienced in evaluating financial and business indicators and translating data into actionable information to drive results. Anticipate risks and identify contingency plans and processes to prevent disruptions when risks occur.
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Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Client No. 2: John represented my company, a designer of exhibits for trade shows and an online marketing adviser, in the sale of a closely held business in which I had been a partner for many years. It was a very emotional transaction for me. John was the steady hand at the tiller who guided me every step of the way and ensured that I made rational decisions that were in my best interest. His legal advice was of the highest quality, reflecting a strong business sense and pragmatism, and he worked with an efficiency and sensitivity costs that were much appreciated by a small business. I strongly recommend John to anyone who is facing the most important business transaction of his or her life."

Sale of a closely held business
Posted on Jan 13, 2017
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"John represented my company, an IT company offering proprietary software to the healthcare industry, in drafting and negotiating several software licensing agreements and a wide variety of other types of customer and vendor contracts. In each case, he worked efficiently and economically to conclude a contract containing terms that protected the company and equitably allocated risk between the parties. John is a seasoned attorney who has a very broad range of legal experience, from corporate and commercial transactions to litigation, and utilized that range effectively by advising the company in major financing transactions and by managing litigation and arbitration matters. He has a strong business acumen and understanding of corporate finance and financial metrics. His legal advice is pragmatic: he seeks solutions that will enable the company to realize its business objectives but at the same time appropriately manage risk and reduce liability."

Drafting and negotiation of software licensing agreements and other contracts; litigation management; working capital financings
Posted on Jan 13, 2017

Work History

Law Offices of John F. Woods, LLC

Member

Jul 2015 - Present

Practice areas include general corporate, corporate finance, M&A, federal and state courts and agencies litigation, arbitration & mediation, securities, intellectual property and technology licensing, antitrust, healthcare regulatory, commercial contracts, international business transactions, non-profit organizations, corporate governance. Licensed in DC, MA, MD. Represent businesses of all sizes.

Jul 2015 - Present

EngagePoint

General Counsel

Mar 2013 - May 2015

Responsible for all legal matters. EngagePointâ„¢ delivers best-in-class healthcare software and IT services to governments and to commercial and administrative insurance payers. Advised regarding the implementation of corporate governance best practices as part of a comprehensive governance, risk management and compliance program. Acted as liaison between the company and outside accounting firms.

Mar 2013 - May 2015

Bernstein & Feldman, P.A.

Of Counsel

Sep 2007 - Feb 2013

Corporate transactional, securities, IP, government contracts, employment and commercial litigation practice, among other areas.

Sep 2007 - Feb 2013

Wheatley & Ranquist, P.A.

Partner

Jan 2001 - Aug 2007

Attorney of record in complex antitrust and energy regulatory litigation in federal trial and appellate courts.

Jan 2001 - Aug 2007

WINTERLAND CONCESSIONS COMPANY, A FORMER SUBSIDIARY OF MCA, INC.

Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Apr 1995 - Jan 1998

Responsible for all of Alleco's SEC filings. Led a private investor group in acquiring Winterland from MCA, Inc., the entertainment giant. Winterland was engaged in concert-tour merchandising for popular music artists, and also manufactured casual wear under license to major fashion houses. One of three senior executives running the company.

Apr 1995 - Jan 1998

Patton Boggs

Partner

Jan 1985 - May 1993

International and domestic corporate, M&A, securities and regulatory compliance practice. Outside securities counsel to several publicly held companies; responsible for preparing all SEC filings. Advised several Fortune 100 companies having international operations regarding the establishment of risk management and regulatory compliance programs.

Jan 1985 - May 1993

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