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John D. McCallister


John focuses his practice in broad corporate and transactional matters, including in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, outside general counsel, and entity formation.

Professional Biography

John concentrates his practice in mergers and acquisitions, the formation and restructuring of companies, joint ventures, strategic alliances, commercial contracting, corporate governance, and general business matters. He works with clients to understand their business objectives and to help achieve their goals through transactions that build or capture the value of their company. In his role, John also serves as outside general counsel for companies across a wide breadth of industries, including the automotive manufacturing, automotive technology, clean energy technology, and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Represented a global leader in benchmarking and analytics for the hospitality industry in its acquisition by a publicly traded company for $450 million in cash.

  • Represented VendEngine, Inc. in its $84 million sale to Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL).

  • Represented a closely held heavy equipment company in a $42 million asset sale to a private equity-backed equipment company.

  • Represented a clean energy technology company in connection with its $12 million Series A Preferred Stock financing transaction.

  • Represented a leading transportation spend management consulting company in its strategic acquisition by a leading enterprise logistics company.

  • Representing an electric battery manufacturer in its contract, financing and corporate needs.

  • Representing a clean energy technology company in its contract, financing, and corporate needs.

  • Represented a molecular diagnostics company in its acquisition by a publicly-traded company through a reverse triangular merger including earnouts.

  • Represented a health care operator in connection with its long-term lease of eight skilled nursing, independent living, and assisted living facilities, in a transaction involving agreements with the prior operator.

  • Represented the acquiror of all of the interests in an Indian technology company and its U.S. affiliate.

  • Represented an engineering company in the sale of all of its equity interests.

  • Represented a transportation company in its purchase of substantially all of the assets of a metal work fabrication and repair company in Florida.

  • Represented a physician in the sale of his practice to a national provider of maternal-fetal and pediatric medical and subspecialty physician services.

  • Represented a lender in a working capital loan to the operators of two skilled nursing facilities.

  • Served as in-house counsel through a secondment at a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company.



  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
    • Executive Editor, Tennessee Law Review 
  • The University of Tennessee, M.B.A., 2018
  • Lipscomb University, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2014, cum laude


  • Tennessee, 2018

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