John joined the firm in 2012. He has over 20 years’ experience as an attorney, practicing in California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Prior to joining Welts, White & Fontaine, John operated his own law firm and was the first in-house corporate counsel to a New Hampshire based 200+ employee technology company. John practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, business formations and acquisitions, general business law and succession planning, and contracts.
John is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and California. John is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Associations’ Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Law Section, the Corporate, Banking and Business Law Section, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
John graduated from Hobart College in 1985. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law and a Master of Laws in Tax Law (LL.M) Cum Laude from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California.
John and his family reside in Bedford, New Hampshire where John has served as a coach for the Bedford Youth Lacrosse Association and the Bedford Youth Soccer Club. In his spare time he likes to take advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities that the great State of New Hampshire has to offer.