John V. Sunder

Sunder John

John Sunder's practice encompasses a wide range of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions matters with a focus on representing corporate borrowers, private equity firms, portfolio companies, agent banks, financial institutions and specialty lenders in structuring and negotiating secured and unsecured credit facilities. John has also represented secured creditors in the workout and restructuring of distressed debt, purchasers and sellers of assets under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and applicable state law and debtor-in-possession lenders during the pendency of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. He has particular experience in the restaurant / QSR, manufacturing, government contracting and healthcare industries.

Prior to joining Venable John was a high school history and civics teacher and coach in the Howard County Public School System as well as a collegiate baseball coach.


Representative Matters

  • As lead financing counsel, represented an online retail management solution provider in the negotiation of a syndicated $60 million credit facility to fund its recapitalization, including a cross-border reorganization and amending and restating organizational agreements with remaining investors
  • As lead financing counsel, represented a regional bank in the extension of a revolving credit facility to a credit card payment processing company which was secured by the interchange receivables of borrower, including negotiation of intercreditor agreement with senior secured lender
  • As lead financing counsel, represented a private equity fund in securing financing and negotiating credit facilities from multiple lenders to partially fund its acquisition of four QSR franchise groups consisting of 190 restaurants
  • Represented an agent bank and lead lender in negotiating a $95 million syndicated credit facility to a government contracting and healthcare company to provide acquisition finance
  • 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 as a specialty lender / agent bank providing a unitranche secured credit facility to a sponsor-backed borrower acquiring company that is a world-wide distributor of aircraft components, including negotiation of an intercreditor with a bank that also provided a secured ABL facility
  • Represented a private equity fund as borrower 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 as borrower 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 as borrower in its equity co-investment into a joint venture investment vehicle and securing the related third-party debt financing for the venture to acquire a family restaurant brand and its operating business
  • Represented a seller in the sale of its online search business including serving as lead financing counsel regarding that portion of seller's closing consideration that included a $122 million subordinated promissory note and majority percentage of ownership in the purchasing entity received as rollover equity in the transaction
  • Represented Capital Royalty Group as secured lender in connection with the provision of debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing in the Synergy Pharmaceuticals Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
  • 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 being comprised of cash and rollover equity
  • Represented an anatomic pathology laboratory in connection with 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 and its portfolio company in securing third-party debt financing to fund its acquisition by merger of a data analytics firm
  • Represented an on-line 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




  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Maryland School of Law 2009
    • Order of the Coif
  • 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

  • Adjunct professor and instructor, Business Law I, The Johns Hopkins University


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Maryland, 2021



  • Board member, Next One Up
  • Member, Baltimore Advisory Board, Urban Teachers