In his practice, John counsels entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and growth businesses on all matters ranging from formation through acquisition. Prior to practicing law, John went the entrepreneurship route, co-founding SendHub, a telecomm startup that raised ~$10 million from angels and VCs. While at SendHub, John was a part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 class. At SendHub, John led legal, finance, and operations, while also helping with sales and marketing.
John was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After seventeen years of miserably cold weather and a ridiculous number of blizzard-level snowfalls, John decided to venture south for undergrad. After spending a year at Virginia Tech, John eventually landed at Florida State University on a track and field scholarship to throw Shot Put for the Seminoles. At FSU, John was a Junior All-American and All-ACC Shot Putter; he was also a member of FSU’s 2005 ACC Championship Football Team.
Following undergrad, John moved to the Washington, D.C. metro area, where he worked in real estate and attended George Mason University School of Law. Prior to finishing law school, John co-founded SendHub and then moved to Silicon Valley. While building SendHub, John finished law school as a visiting student at Santa Clara University School of Law.
Some of the matters John has worked on include:
Y Combinator SAFE-based investment
Equity-based stock plans
John has been married to Jessica Fallone since 2007 and has two children, Benjamin (3) and Theodore (1).