John has a dual background as both an attorney and CPA. This unique skill set gives him a differentiating perspective and depth of understanding of the legal issues necessary for protecting a growing business, as well as the financial drivers of operating and sustaining a successful company. John’s ability to communicate complex legal and business issues clearly, concisely and simply is a hallmark of his work, as is his easy manner, yet no-nonsense style in effectively managing business and legal matters for his clients.
John’s clients range from start-up companies to large multi-owner private corporations. John has extensive experience in all areas of commercial transactions and business operations, and practices in the areas of business law, tax law, and business succession planning.
John received his J.D. from Suffolk University, cum laude, (1992), B.S. in Accountancy and A.S. Management from Bentley College, magna cum laude, (1985). Previous to McLane, John was the Founding Partner of Colucci Norman LLP (2008-2010), Partner, Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, LLP (2000-2008), Shareholder, Colucci & Associates, PC (1998-2000), Partner, Gormley & Colucci, PC (1992-1998) and Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers (1985-1988).
•Massachusetts Super Lawyer (Business/Corporate - 2017, 2018, 2019)
•Distinguished Citizen Award, Yankee Clipper Council, Boy Scouts of America (2011)
•Bringing Employees Back to the Workplace (May 12, 2020), North Shore Chamber of Commerce and OneDigital
•Accounting and Finance for Lawyers (June 19, 2018), MCLE New England
•Exit Strategies for a Medical Practice (June 12, 2018), McLane Middleton
•Employment Interviews, Background Checks and Drug Screening (September 22, 2016), North Shore Chamber of Commerce
Articles & Presentations
•5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Your Accounting Practice
•5 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Business Succession Plan