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John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group

222 North LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois 60601

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John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group

John T. Blatchford joined Vedder Price as a Shareholder in the Corporate practice area.

He has represented issuers and underwriters in a broad range of capital markets transactions, including securitization and structured finance transactions, initial public offerings, high yield bond offerings and early round financings for emerging and start-up companies. Mr. Blatchford also represents companies in acquisition and divestiture transactions and provides general corporate advice on a wide variety of issues, including periodic reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, shareholder and board of directors meetings, corporate governance and the creation and implementation of corporate compliance programs. He also has extensive experience in privatization and other cross-border transactions in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Mr. Blatchford was named to the 2012 BTI Client Service All-Stars, an annual list published by BTI Consulting Group that recognizes attorneys who "impress corporate counsel with a keen understanding of business issues, thought-leading approaches to legal services and total commitment to client needs." In addition, Mr. Blatchford was selected by his peers from 2013 to 2016 as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Finance, Secured Transactions, and Securities & Venture Finance.

John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group

Experience

  • Representation of the issuer in a $300 million Rule 144A securitization of bank-owned life insurance policy commission renewals, the proceeds of which were used as acquisition financing
  • Representation of the issuer in establishing a $300 million warehouse facility and Rule 144A sub-prime auto loan securitization program under which $400 million of Notes were issued
  • Representation of issuer in registered offering of $1.50 billion of enhanced equipment trust certificates financing 35 aircraft
  • Representation of underwriters in Rule 144A offering of $312 million in pass through certificates financing locomotives and rail cars
  • Representation of issuer in registered offering of $1.47 billion of enhanced equipment trust certificates financing 30 aircraft
  • Representation of issuer in Rule 144A offering of $168 million in pass through certificates financing locomotives and rail cars
  • Representation of issuer in registered secondary offering of $70 million in common stock

John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group

Education

  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1990, cum laude
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1987

John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1991
  • Illinois, 2002

Affiliations

  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

John T. Blatchford

Shareholder

Co-Chair, Securities & Capital Markets Group