V. Van Johnson , III

V. Van Johnson , III

V. Van Johnson , III

Business Law

Attorney V. Van Johnson III is a member of our firm’s Business and Transactions Group. He represents individuals, entities, and lenders in all aspects of corporate, business, and financing transactions, including mergers & acquisitions.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts, 2004
  • Connecticut, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2005
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2005

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member Since: 2004

  • Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Member Since: 2006

Education

J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 2005
Honors: Class Rank Top 20%; 24/128
Honors: Criminal Law Clinic, Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, Fall 2003
Honors: Northeast Black Law Students Assn., Fredrick Douglas Moot Court Competition
Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Assistant Production Editor, 2003 – 2004
Law Review: Western New England Law Review, Junior Staff, 2002 – 2003
M.S., Western New England College, 1999
Honors: G.P.A.: 4.0/4.0
Honors: Outstanding Graduate Student, Off Campus Programs
Major: Criminal Justice Administration
M.S., Western New England College, 1999
Honors: G.P.A.: 4.0/4.0
Major: Legal Studies

He is well versed in all aspects of real estate transactions

Attorney V. Van Johnson III is a member of our firm’s Business and Transactions Group. He represents individuals, entities, and lenders in all aspects of corporate, business, and financing transactions, and he also represents both buyers and sellers in secured transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He is well versed in all aspects of real estate transactions as well as landlord/tenant matters. He counsels corporate and business clients on all aspects of corporate governance and compliance and takes his role as counselor to heart and always seeks to assist clients in obtaining the best outcomes in all facets of their business matters.

Recently, he represented investors with the acquisition and financing of eight Massachusetts solar projects, with an accrued value in excess of twenty million dollars. The representation included the acquisition of special purpose entities; extensive due diligence; and complex financing. Attorney Johnson is extremely proud to have played a significant role in developing renewable energy alternatives in Massachusetts.

Is extremely proud to have played a significant role in developing renewable energy alternatives in Massachusetts.

Attorney Johnson began his legal career at one of Connecticut’s largest and most prestigious law firms. While there his practice was devoted primarily to public sector labor and employment matters. He represented many Connecticut school boards and municipalities in labor negotiations and employment matters; including, but not limited to, contract negotiations and disciplinary matters.

After gaining experience in litigation, labor and employment, Attorney Johnson turned his attention to developing a solo practice focusing on estate planning, real estate, collective bargaining, and arbitration and mediation proceedings. Additionally, he has significant experience in zoning, land use, and permitting which allows him so serve real estate development clients from the acquisition stage all the way through the completion of development.

Attorney Johnson is an active member of St. John’s Congregational Church, serving on the Cornerstone Build team responsible for the acquisition of land and development of a five million dollar worship facility in 2014. He is an active member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, and the Beta Sigma Boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He also serves on the board of directors of Home City Housing, Inc., a non-profit devoted to quality, safe, affordable housing in and around Springfield, Massachusetts.

Attorney Johnson earned his Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law. He also holds Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Legal Studies. He served a Springfield Massachusetts police sergeant before beginning the practice of law. Mr. Johnson is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonweal of Massachusetts, and the State of Connecticut. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.

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Litigation Percentage

30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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