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Transactional attorneys, John D. Malarkey and Gregory M. White, have joined Johnson & Bell's commercial transactions group where they will work with public and private companies, financial institutions, partnerships and municipal entities on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as financing and leasing activities.

“We are excited to add John and Greg to our firm,” stated Joseph R. Marconi, shareholder and chair of the firm’s Business Litigation group. “They bring a combined six decades of transactional experience to our firm. We believe we can leverage their experience, their existing clients and our existing client base to substantially grow our corporate practice.”

A seasoned litigator and transactional attorney, Mr. Malarkey concentrates his practice in real estate and commercial transactions. He represents clients in mortgage and tax foreclosures, including workout strategies for lenders, developers and property owners. Further, he works on cases involving lease and contract enforcement, eminent domain and zoning procedures. His clients include both public and private companies, partnerships and municipal entities. In addition, Mr. Malarkey’s transactional experience has included mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, construction, financing and leasing. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Mr. Malarkey was a partner at Swanson Martin & Bell.

Mr. White focuses his practice on addressing the business and legal interests of privately held and family owned companies, as well as corporate, professional, real estate and banking clients. He regularly advises his clients on matters involving general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, commercial finance, and trust and estate planning issues. Mr. White counsels his general business and professional clients on a broad spectrum of their legal needs from the initial formation of their company through its disposition. His transactional experience has included completing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of small to mid-size manufacturing and service businesses that have in total exceeded $750 million in value. He has handled commercial real estate purchases, sales and exchanges for his clients including office buildings and hotels and prepared and negotiated real estate leases for retail, commercial and industrial tenants and landlords. Mr. White also represents lenders in preparing their commercial loan documentation. He advises clients on succession planning and wealth transfer matters preparing wills and trusts of all levels of complexity. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Mr. White was a partner at Crowley Barrett & Karaba, Ltd.