John P. Johnston
The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
John’s principal areas of practice are capital markets, shareholder activism and mergers and acquisitions. John represents businesses in a wide range of corporate transactions, including initial public offerings, registered and unregistered offerings of equity and debt securities and M&A transactions. In addition, John advises companies on corporate governance matters, shareholder activism, Exchange Act reporting, beneficial ownership reporting, stock exchange compliance and other securities law matters.
John has represented U.S. and foreign clients across a broad range of industries, including container shipping, LNG and crude shipping, pipelines, natural gas storage, exploration and production, oilfield services, media and telecom, coal and petrochemicals. John’s experience includes representation of master limited partnerships (MLPs) and REITs.
Cactus, Inc. in its $503 million initial public offering of common stock
PetroLogistics LP in its $595 million initial public offering of common units
Niska Gas Storage Partners in its $360 million initial public offering
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. in its $230 million initial public offering
SunCoke Energy, Inc. in its $186 million initial public offering
Smashburger in connection with its acquisition by Jollibee Foods
Trican Well Service Ltd. in connection with divestiture of shares of common stock of National Oilwell Varco
Quintana Shipping Limited in connection with the sale of its fleet of dry bulk carriers to Golden Ocean Group
Golar LNG Partners in connection with acquisitions of LNG carriers and floating storage and regasification vessels (“FSRUs”)
Golar LNG Partners LP in connection with its sale to New Fortress Energy Inc. for $251 Million
Golar LNG Limited in connection with its sale of its stake in Hygo, a gas to power and downstream LNG distribution company, to New Fortress Energy
Special Committee of the board of directors of Barnes & Noble in connection with sale to Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited
Fondren Management in connection with obtaining a director seat and placing an observer on the board of Harte Hanks Inc.
The Rosenbaum Group in connection with attempt to unseat board of directors of CytoDyn Inc.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2006
- Georgetown University, A.B., 2002
- University of Pennsylvania Law School Journal of Business and Employment Law, Associate Editor
- Wharton School, Certificate in Business and Public Policy
- New York