John Cohan Elected to SBANE Board

The McLane Law Firm with offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that John F. Cohan has been elected an Associate Member of the Board of SBANE, the Smaller Business Association of New England. John serves as Of Counsel in McLane’s Woburn, Massachusetts office.

Several McLane attorneys have been active in SBANE in recent years, including Director Andrew P. Botti who served as Chairman from 2009 – 2011, and Directors Jennifer Parent and Charla Stevens, both of whom have participated in the Women’s Business Committee. Director Steven V. Camerino served on the Board in years past.

John is a member of the Corporate Department. He focuses his practice on venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, intellectual property licensing, renewable energy, software licensing and technology law.

John represents financing sources and developers in connection with evolving renewable energy and clean tech projects. He handles mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as well as corporate loan, venture capital financing and private equity transactions. John represents and advises financing sources and various corporate entities with regard to their specific corporate transactional needs and on a general corporate counsel level. He also advises early stage companies, technology entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses on succession planning, general corporate compliance and in connection with their contracting, technology licensing, business planning, and intellectual property matters.

John is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Bar Association’s Section on Science & Technology. He is particularly active in the Greater Boston technology and innovation sector. In addition to his position with SBANE, John is a member of the 128 Innovation Capital Group, the North Shore Technology Council, and the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

John lives in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, and can be reached at or at McLane’s Woburn office at 781-904-2664.

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton, Professional Association is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.