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John Bessonette represents publicly traded and privately held companies in a wide range of debt and equity investments, capital raising transactions, joint ventures, and M&A and other transactions. He also routinely represents publicly traded companies in SEC reporting, corporate governance and related matters.

In addition, Mr. Bessonette has significant experience representing hedge funds and other investment firms in investments in debt and equity; direct financings; private and public exchanges of securities, acquisitions and dispositions, and restructuring matters, including in bankruptcy situations. Recent representative transactions in which Mr. Bessonette has represented investment firms include Ainsworth, Avaya, Catalyst Paper, Caesars, Clear Channel/iHeart, Colombia Clean Power, Eastman Kodak, Energy Future Holdings, Energy XXI, Gold Reserve, Molycorp, Nevada Geothermal, Orchard Brands, Patriot Coal, Peabody Energy Corporation, Resolute Forest Products, SP Newsprint, White Birch Paper Company among many others.

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1998
B.A., with honors, Johns Hopkins University, 1994  
New York, 1999
    -American Bar Association
    -New York State Bar Association