John E. Kirkpatrick has extensive experience in both transactions and litigation, including advising privately and publicly held companies on corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property rights, and complex litigation. He has worked with clients from around the world ranging from start-ups to conglomerates in technology, financial services, telecommunications, health care, and real estate. His diverse experience positions him to counsel all sizes of companies, and to lead clients and legal teams in a rapidly changing world.
Mr. Kirkpatrick has advised clients and resolved disputes and litigation in, among other places, Florida, New York, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, as well as internationally. Although he began his career as a transactional attorney, Mr. Kirkpatrick discovered a love for litigation strategy and practice while advising arbitrage clients on hostile takeovers. He has served as lead counsel on large commercial cases resulting in tens of millions of dollars of favorable jury verdicts.
John has also worked as an entrepreneur in real estate, entertainment, health care, and technology and has served on the boards of companies in the not-for-profit sector. He is familiar with the day-to-day problems faced by small and medium size businesses.
John is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal and the Southern District of Florida. He received his juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1983, and his bachelor-of-arts from Georgetown University in 1980.