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JOHN M. B., JR.
– InHouse Counsel
General Counsel and Executive
Officer with a strong portfolio of successes providing inhouse legal
services for over years interested in obtaining General Counsel or
other inhouse counsel position.
Broad range of legal and
business knowledge and experience including mergers, acquisitions, government
tax incentives, securities, financing, SOX, international, environmental,
insurance, employment, labor, trials, litigation, intellectual property,
collections, ERISA and general corporate.
critically important projects including sale of the company to an international
company at a % premium to market and establishing and maintaining
a proactive prevention program which has resulted in no harassment lawsuits
in the past years, no union certification in last years, and a
% reduction in workplace injuries with estimated cumulative savings
of over $M.
FERRERI & FOGLE, Of Counsel,
Louisville, KY Present
Practice specializes in employment,
labor, transactional, and corporate law including associated litigation.
CNN Headline News Legal Commentator
JK SUCCESS ENTERPRISES LLC. Owner,
President, Speaker and Advisor,
Louisville, KY Present
A legal/management speaker/advising
firm focused upon on workplace proactive prevention programs harassment,
union and injury, conducting leadership/ management and other skills
training success, negotiation and dealing with adversity, and emphasizing
humanistic values as critical components of maintaining an organization’s
healthy culture while, in the process, enhancing the bottomline.
Proactive Union Avoidance:
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, SCHOOL OF
BUSINESS, Adjunct Professor,
Louisville, KY Present
University of Louisville, CLAW :
Legal Environment of Business, students, , Louisville, KY;
UL Lectures two part
– Learn Success Today & Learn Negotiation Today, April ,
UL Honors Speaker
– Proactive Prevention & the Employee Free Choice Act, April
, Louisville, KY.
STEEL TECHNOLOGIES INC., General
Counsel & Secretary, Louisville, KY
Promoted to Counsel,
Secretary & Human Resources Manager in and then to General
Counsel & Secretary
in overseeing a
threetofive person legal department. Designated Executive Officer
Responsible for closing
of five acquisitions resulting in growth from plants with $M in
plants with over
$.B in sales. Negotiated legal aspects, and responsible for SEC and
acceptance, of $M
sale agreement to Mitsui and successfully completed closing in .
Established and implemented
Proactive Prevention program at corporate office & plants.
Completed successful Secondary
Offering and Private Placement raising $M.
Responsible for legal aspects
of SOX compliance including Code of Conduct and whistleblower.
Drafted annual Proxy Statements
as well as a Shareholder Rights Plan and a Restricted Stock Plan approved
by the Board of Directors and adopted by shareholder resolution.
Instrumental in development
of, and longtime executive officer of, offshore captive insurance company
which grew from to over members and saved over $M in premiums.
Implemented corporate structure
reorganizations resulting in over $M in state tax savings.
Instituted program of union
avoidance resulting in no campaigns since .
Successful campaign resulting
in the decertification of union at plant near Gary, Indiana.
Through various joint ventures,
experience with international and certified minority companies.
Created environmental compliance
and monitoring program for plants.
Strategy formulation and
handson participation in the successful resolution of all company lawsuits
including arguing before the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Federal Courts
Identified and obtained over
$M in government incentives and state tax savings.
TOSCO CORPORATION, Bayway Refinery,
Assistant General Counsel, Linden, NJ
Created law department
for startup company following the $M purchase of a New Jersey refinery
from Exxon including negotiation of successor agreement with Teamsters
resulting in significantly reduced workforce.
Addressed several patent
issues related to the transition of the refinery from Exxon to Tosco.
Attorney, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA and Linden, NJ
Judgment of $,,
obtained and collected for a counterclaim in a strategically critical
Trial attorney assigned
to property damage, personal injury, antitrust, and Jones Act cases.
Assisted Professor Charles
Allan Wright, author of Wright & Miller treatise series, in Fifth
Circuit Oral Argument.
Unitized contested natural
gas field & drafted legislation that was adopted into law in Mississippi.
two NLRB hearings and several arbitrations against the Teamsters labor
MAKEAWISH FOUNDATION OF GREATER OHIO
REGION, KENTUCKY CHAPTER, Louisville, KY Present
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF KENTUCKY &
SOUTHERN INDIANA, Louisville, KY Present
Board Member until , Of
THORNTONS, INC. store multistate
gasoline chain, Louisville, KY
Advisory Board Member
KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Frankfort,
LAW RELATED SPEAKING
Today: Attorney Edition for Kentucky Bar Association Seminar,
April , Louisville, KY; Proactive Practice of Preventive Law
A cost effective as well as humanistic leadership approach:
Papa Johns International executive officers, May , Louisville,
KY; Kentucky Bar Association Seminar, April , Louisville,
KY; ALFA International Client Seminar, March , Miami, FL;
and Corporate Counsel Summit, June , Palm Desert, CA
Role of the
Board of Directors in M&A Transactions, National Directors
Institute, March , Chicago, IL
Hallmarks of a
Successful InHouse Law Department, with Chris Campbell, Esq.,
Senior Vice President, YUM Brands, Kentucky Bar Association Seminar,
April , Lexington, KY
NonUnion, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, , Lexington
& Louisville, KY
WORKSHOP & CONSULTING
Proactive Prevention: Union Avoidance
Workshop, August , Tulsa, OK
Harassment Elimination & Injury
Reduction Workshop, May , Tulsa, OK;
Proactive Prevention: Safety workshop
for Captive Insurance Company, May , Charlotte, NC;
Management & Leadership Skills
Training Workshop, March , Tulsa, OK
EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS
Juris Doctorate, Cornell Law
School, Ithaca, NY
Research Assistant, Products Liability,
Professor James Henderson.
Bachelor of Business Administration,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Laude, Management Honors.
Bar Admissions: Texas
, Louisiana , New Jersey
, Kentucky active only in Kentucky