John began practicing law in 1988, focusing his practice in the areas of real estate (land transfer, finance, land use and zoning) dispute resolution (commercial, real estate and zoning) and business (entity selection, financing, operations and human capital). Clients have ranged from individuals starting a business to businesses needing help with complex leases, purchase agreements, personnel issues, finance and contracts. He has represented County and Municipal boards and offices, real estate developers and neighborhood groups and Homeowners and Condominium Associations. He has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the educational arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
From 2007 to January of 2009, John was the Regional Director of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Region III. He oversaw the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities, evaluated their efficiency and effectiveness in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. In Fiscal Year 2007, this amounted to supervision of $9.2 billion in HUD funding sent to Region III communities. He was responsible for 630 HUD employees within the Region. He created task forces to address Fair Housing landlord tenant issues and crime in HUD funded properties. He worked with mayors, city managers, elected representatives, and state and local officials to locate and provide funding for development and redevelopment projects. He received the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award for Preserve America activities and was promoted from the General Schedule (GS) to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in recognition of management and leadership successes.
Earlier in his career, John was twice elected to the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, serving eight years, two as Chairman. The Township contains nearly 20 square miles, has over 150 miles of roadway and is home to nearly 30,000 residents. The Township was organized in 1707 and is the easternmost township in Chester County, bordering on Valley Forge National Historic Park.
Last year, John secured settlements of more than $7.5M for two of his federal contractor clients in contract disputes with a federal agency.
In the eight weeks prior to Inauguration in January 2017, John served on the President Elect Trump Transition Team for HUD. He led the Landing team into the Agency to assist in developing an action plan for the new Administration.
Currently, John works with federal contractors ensuring their compliance and addressing contract management issues, he assists with affordable housing development. Combining his range of experience and understanding of the State and Federal opportunities, he has provided support from conception to construction for those considering developing real estate with public financing.
John is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received his law degree from Villanova University Law School.