John Burns is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Department who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation involving various types of business disputes.

John graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law cum laude as an evening student while working full-time at the YMCA Retirement Fund, where he served constituent YMCAs and their employees around the country. After graduating law school, he clerked for the Honorable Rosemary E. Ramsay, P.J.Civ. in the Morris Vicinage of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

John lives with his wife and children in Chester, New Jersey, where he participates in the Chester Basketball Association as an assistant travel coach and board member, and serves as an assistant coach for the St. Lawrence Church Girls’ Basketball CYO team.

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These stories are successful case results from our attorneys. Please note that results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

  • Negotiated $1.6 million settlement in shareholder oppression matter after extensive discovery and expert depositions leading up to the week before trial.
  • Obtained 650,000 settlement of breach of contract claim for a client in JAMS mediation.

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Loyola University Maryland, B.A., History

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