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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Order of the Coif||University of Miami School of Law||1995|
|Member of the Univ. of Miami Law Review||University of Miami Law Review||1993|
|Rufus Choate Scholar||Dartmouth College||1978|
|Of Counsel||AXIOS Law Group||2008 - 2009|
|Partner||Myer Law Firm PLLC||2004 - 2008|
|Partner||Friedbauer & Myer LLC||2003 - 2004|
|Associate||Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison||2001 - 2003|
|Associate||White & Case||2000 - 2001|
|Senior Counsel||Ocwen Financial Corporation||1998 - 2000|
|Associate||Sullivan & Cromwell||1995 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)||Dispute Resolution Arbitrator||2015 - Present|
|Washington Athletic Club||Chair, Membership Committee||2015 - Present|
|Washington Athletic Club||Member of the Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Business Law Section||Securities Committee Member||2009 - Present|
|Seattle Alternative Investment Society||Member||2008 - Present|
|Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of Seattle||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washington Athletic Club||Human Resources & Benefits Committee||2006 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Washington Athletic Club||Chair, Athletic Committee||2014 - 2015|
|Washington Athletic Club||Treasurer, Chair Finance Committee||2013 - 2014|
|Washington Athletic Club||Chairman, Food & Beverage Committee||2012 - 2013|
|Zino Society||Member and Angel Investor||2010 - 2014|
|Washington Athletic Club||Audit Committee||2009 - 2012|
|Washington Athletic Club||Wine Advisory Committee||2008 - 2012|
|Washington Athletic Club||Budget & Finance Committee||2008 - 2012|
|Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network of Seattle||Secretary and Member of the Executive Committee||2008 - 2012|
|Carnival Corporation's acquisition of P&O Princess Cruises PLC||Transaction successfully completed|
|IPO of Deutsche Telekom AG||Transaction completed|
|Ocwen Financial Corporation's acquisition of Ocwen Asset Investment Corp.||Transaction completed|
|See all legal cases|
|TechCrunch||New law changes the liquidity game for tech company founders, workers and investors||2016|
|nPost Blog||How a Good Contract Will Keep You Out of Court – Part 1: Merger Clauses||2009|
|nPost Blog||Software Developers Beware of Overreaching by Intellectual Property Assignment Provisions||2009|
|COMPUTER L. REV. INTL. (6/2001)||Online Securities Offerings and Investor Protection (written with Stephen Wilske and Sarah A. Barker)||2001|
|49 U. MIAMI L. REV. 855 (1995)||Paying for Personal Representatives and their Attorneys May Cost You an Arm and a Leg||1995|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Management||MS||1980|
|Dartmouth College||Mathematics, Economics||AB||1978|
|Business Law Section||Federal Securities Law Update||2016|
|36th Annual Northwest Securities Institute||Developments in Transactional Practice||2016|
|Founder's Series||Opportunities & Challenges for Creating Early Liquidity||2014|
|Seattle Angel Conference||Crowd Funding? Paths to investment for startups||2012|
|Business Law Section||Recent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Regulations||2012|
|Attracting Foreign Capital through the EB-5 Visa Program||Securities Law Compliance for EB-5 Regional Centers||2012|
|32nd Annual NW Securities Institute||Recent Developments in U.S. Private Placement Markets||2012|
|Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN)||Building a Value Foundation: Moving towards Financ||2009|
|Solo/Small Firms Law Section||Private Placement of Securities||2008|
Posted by anonymous
As a start up company, John gave me very helpful ideas for helping my business plan. The contract he helped made is very well completed and as able to solve a problem in a short time left me more time for other movement for my business. He is definitely a professional lawyer can help companies well established and the tips he gave are very valuable for further movement as well.
Posted by James
I've worked with many attorneys from real estate, estate planning, tax, and that sort of thing but until I met John I could not find a good securities attorney at a value. I started my hedge fund about three years ago and finding representation has been a revolving door. Attorneys are "Johnny on the spot" until land your business. I find that John knows even more than the "better" attorneys at the larger firms at their exorbitant billing rates. John isn't what I call cheap, but he provides value. If your'e on a budget, he'll allow you to do some of the lifting to offset some cost. As a fund manager, ideally, you let your attorney do ALL the work but that isn't feasible at the stage I'm in - so John makes it work.
Also, he often goes beyond the traditional legal advice and gives it to you even though it's unsolicited - marketing, sustainability, lowering future risks, etc. I got to admit, at first, I was somewhat bristled but then found it to be really helpful and value-added since I'm not paying for this extra knowledge per se.
I highly recommend John and will follow up with my review(s) as I continue to work with him.
Posted by anonymous
I liked his way of doing business a lot. He solved my needs in a simple, straightforward, easy-to-understand and smart way. He is very creative when your need is not ordinary. My case was about some privacy concerns around a technology startup that I was about to form. He did a pretty good job on it and I am definitely satisfied by his work as a client.
He understands the needs of technology startups very well and he is able to put himself in their shoes. He is also a tech-savvy person and he is very friendly with working through emails or online, which can save a lot of time.
I definitely recommend working with John.
John Mericle, Securities offerings Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
John and I have served together on panels of the annual Northwest Securities Institute -- sponsored by the Washington and Oregon bar associations -- and I have found him to be both extremely knowledgeable in the field of securities regulation (and its practical applications) as well as hard working and conscious of our duty, as lawyers, to improve the provision of legal services.
Roger Townsend, Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
John is extremely knowledgeable about corporate, venture and business transactions. John understands business realities and how to provide effective services at a fair price. I recommend him for both public and private company issues, and he has vast experience in working with hedge funds.
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