John V. Sunder

Sunder John

John Sunder is a corporate attorney who focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters, particularly mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, and commercial contract negotiation. John has represented secured creditors in the workout and restructuring of distressed debt, and purchasers and sellers of assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and applicable state law. He also acts as outside general counsel to emerging growth and middle-market companies throughout the United States. Prior to joining Venable, John was a high school history and civics teacher. 



Representative Matters

  • Represented Praxis Engineering Technologies Inc., a government contracting consulting and solutions firm, in its sale to CSRA Inc. for $235 million 
  • Represented Metova Federal, LLC in its sale to By Light Professional IT Services LLC, a portfolio company of Sagewind Capital
  • Represented Capital City Nurses and its affiliated entities in its sale to Care Advantage, a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners
  • Represented a consulting company and its majority owners in its sale for $124 million, with the total consideration comprising cash and rollover equity 
  • Represented a bank as the lead lender and agent in a syndicated credit facility, providing financing for a private-equity recapitalization of a digital marketing technology firm 
  • Represented a private equity fund in securing financing from multiple lenders to partially fund its acquisition of a company which provides beverage sweeteners to some of the nation’s largest coffee and soft drink manufacturers
  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with the dividend recapitalization of one of its portfolio company which specializes in home installations and deliveries, including negotiating an ABR revolving credit facility to provide working capital
  • Represented a private equity fund in its equity co-investment in a joint venture investment vehicle and secured the related third-party debt financing for the venture to acquire a family restaurant brand and its operating business 
  • Represented an anatomic pathology laboratory in its acquisition of a laboratory providing urologic services, and its affiliated entity, and in its acquisition of two clinical laboratories and related third-party debt financing. 
  • Represented a private equity fund in securing financing from multiple lenders to partially fund its acquisition of three restaurant franchise groups consisting of more than 110 restaurants 
  • Represented a private equity fund and its portfolio company in securing third-party debt financing to fund its acquisition by merger of a data analytics firm 
  • Represented the U.S. entities in a cross-border roll-up of four investment banking firms, including firms from the United States, Germany, and France, into a single investment bank incorporated and registered in England and Wales, with capabilities in the software, information services, IT automation and services, industrial technology, security, FINTECH, electronics and equipment, marketing and communication technology, and services sectors 
  • Represented an online marketing company using a "SaaS" platform in its sale to a private-equity firm 
  • Represented a healthcare company in securing financing from senior and subordinate lenders to fund the operation and acquisition of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in multiple jurisdictions 
  • Represented a distribution company on numerous commercial contracts, including the master agreement governing the outsourcing of its entire trucking, delivery, and logistics operations in the United States based on modern, data-driven analytics




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2009
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.L.A. McDaniel College 2005
  • B.A. History Brown University 2000
    • Varsity Baseball, 1996-2000

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Speaker, Johns Hopkins University – Business Law I