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John M. Compagno General Counsel/Senior Vice President at Meyer Corporation and its affiliates. Meyer is a global innovator of the highest quality brands of cookware and bakeware in the world. Meyer Corporation and its affiliates have been inventing, designing, manufacturing and marketing cookware on a global scale since 1972, controlling the entire process from raw materials to finished products, and sell over 100 cookware lines in more than 30 countries, and employ more than 5,000 people worldwide. Meyer's factories around the world produce over 120,000 pans per day. Meyer's products include Anolon, Circulon, KitchenAid, Farberware, Hestan, Bonjour, Ruffoni, Rachael Ray, Ayesha Curry, Anyday, LocknLock, etc.

Mr. Compagno also acts as General Counsel for affiliate Blue Mountain Enterprises, an active real estate development, management and construction company based out of Vacaville, CA. Blue Mountain is an active leader in designing and installing multi-family communities and assisted living complexes. Blue Mountain employs hundreds of dedicated professionals experienced in building and working in the real estate field. Additionally, he is a member of Lenipagno Investors, LLC a diverse business, real estate and consulting company.

Mr. Compagno was formerly an equity law partner and deputy practice leader at the San Francisco office of Holland & Knight, LLP, one of the largest full service legal firms in the United States and around the world. His practice focused on real estate, corporate and business law. His real estate clients included developers, REITs, property managers, landlords and various purchasers and sellers. He has been lead counsel in several hundred million dollars worth of real estate acquisitions and sales and the leasing of millions of square feet of commercial and residential space. Mr. Compagno also served as outside legal counsel for numerous corporate entities and manufacturers in all aspects of business including formation, governance, joint ventures, sales, licensing, contractual negotiations, employment, finance, business disputes, collection and drafting.

Prior to his transactional practice, Mr. Compagno litigated numerous civil, business and construction litigation cases and obtained substantial trial and arbitration/mediation experience. Mr. Compagno also served as a criminal prosecutor in the Monterey County District Attorney's office in 1993-1994.

Specialties: Corporate, Real Estate, Finance, Litigation



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John M. Compagno - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Business Law - California

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