John Hykes advises clients on matters related to corporate law and governance. John brings a background in financial services, bankruptcy litigation and proceedings, and regulatory compliance to his practice. He has counseled clients in the formation of new companies, drafting articles of incorporation and limited liability company (LLC) agreements. He has also guided clients through the sale of companies, analyzing contracts for due diligence, drafting closing checklists, and creating disclosure schedules. Prior to joining Venable, John worked at a Maryland-based law firm, where he drafted transactional documents for startups and advised financial institutions on regulatory changes and lending issues.