John is an Associate in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s Corporate Practice Group, where his legal practice focuses on a wide and sophisticated array of transactional matters in the banking, healthcare, pharmaceutical, hospitality and cannabis industries. John supports clients with a variety of legal needs including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, entity formation, regulatory compliance, licensing, real estate financing, and general contracting needs. John’s clients range from small businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups to large national and international companies, including banks, trucking and logistics companies, medical practices, pharmaceutical companies and more. In addition, John frequently advises doctors, dentists and veterinarians seeking to buy and sell their professional practices.

John received a Concentration in Health Law from Seton Hall University School of Law, which allows him to provide a unique perspective in advising clients on regulatory compliance in the areas of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices, as well as licensed healthcare professionals. As John began his career in Mandelbaum Barrett PC’s litigation department handling a wide range of matters from municipal court violations to white collar crime and complex commercial litigation, his overall knowledge of the practice of law serves his clients well.

John earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Delaware, and his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. He has been chosen to participate in externships with multiple global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. While in law school, John served as an associate editor on the Seton Hall Law Review, as well as President of the Peter W. Rodino Society, an Italian-American philanthropic organization created to honor the legacy of Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr.

Essex County Bar Association: Vice-Chair of Health Law Committee, 2023

State of New Jersey, 2021

  • Seton Hall University, J.D., 2021 Health Law Concentration
  • University of Delaware, B.S. Finance, 2018

Veterinary Law Newsletter: Volume 23

March 23, 2023

Our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is excited to release our latest newsletter. In addition to important industry hot topics and recent events, we are excited to spotlight Symbios Animal Health, Patterson Veterinary University and BlackDVM Network in this issue. Read the newsletter here.

National Veterinary Law Group Newsletter: Volume 22

January 3, 2023

As we get ready to close out 2022 and start 2023, we are pleased to bring you our National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC‘s End of Year Newsletter. In this issue, Chair Peter Tanella, Esq. and the Veterinary Law Team bring you articles on hot topics such as “What Does it Mean to Hire the […]

What are you selling? Regulatory Considerations for Veterinary Practices Selling Dietary Supplements for Animals

March 16, 2022

With integrative veterinary care becoming increasingly common, many veterinarians are utilizing dietary supplements and prescribing them to their patients for a variety of different reasons. Naturally, many veterinary practices may want to streamline the treatment process by selling dietary supplements and other over the counter ("OTC") products directly to their patients. While this seems like a routine progression, it is important for veterinarians and veterinary practice owners to understand how these products are regulated, in order to ensure they maintain compliance in marketing and selling products from their practice.

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the New York Vet Show

August 29, 2023

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC is gearing up for a busy fall. They will be exhibiting at the New York Vet Show on November 8th and 9th at the Javits Center in New York. Make sure to stop by Booth 1313 to say hello. Learn more and register here.

John DeFuria, Esq. appointed Vice-Chair of Health Law Committee for Essex County Bar Association

June 7, 2023

Congratulations to John DeFuria, Esq., for being appointed to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Health Law Committee for the Essex County Bar Association. In this new role, John will be a point person collaborating with the Essex County Bar on important issues affecting the committee and its members. Learn more about John and his practice areas […]

The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC to Exhibit at the 2022 NY Vet Show

October 26, 2022

Coming up next week on November 3rd and 4th! The National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett PC will be exhibiting at the US Vet Shows‘ New York Vet Show at the Javits Center. They are looking forward to connecting with industry friends and colleagues. Make sure to stop by and say hello at Booth #1313.