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John Williams is an associate in the firm’s Business Transactions, Real Estate and Land Use, and Construction Law practice teams. An experienced corporate attorney, John’s practice focuses on guiding companies through complex business transactions, including drafting and negotiating ownership agreements, professional service agreements, and real estate development contracts. John has extensive background strategically advising businesses and business owners on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, and executive compensation matters. He is also fluent in Spanish, and has experience advising on transactions requiring Spanish fluency.

Prior to joining Protorae Law, John was an attorney at Lee/Shoemaker PLLC, representing many of the region’s preeminent architecture and engineering firms on a wide array of corporate and transactional matters. John has represented businesses on both internal ownership transitions and external sales, including serving as seller’s counsel on several mergers with private equity buyers. In addition, John has advised clients on corporate governance, deferred and equity-based compensation plans, and compliance with government procurement and contracting programs.

Born in Washington, DC, John grew up in Northern Virginia, and is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and Virginia Tech.  John is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law section and enjoys volunteering with the Small Business Brief Advice Legal Clinic sponsored by the DC Bar.