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John Oberdorf focuses his practice on the areas of commercial finance transactions, corporate law matters and transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property matters and transactions.

Much of his work involves the representation of banks and other financial institutions in private banking and commercial lending transactions, including secured and unsecured lending, private equity and subscription line financing, lending to hedge funds and fund of funds, art loans, aircraft financing, commercial real estate financing, securities lending, and various other credit arrangements. He also advises clients concerning a variety of corporate law matters and transactions arising from formation through and including ultimate sale, merger, and/or dissolution, and with special business operational knowledge and experience in the digital media, marketing, and technology industries.


  • Seton Hall University Law School, J.D.
  • Seton Hall University, M.B.A.
  • Georgetown University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • California


  • Named "New York Metro Rising Star" in Banking, Business/Corporate and Securities & Corporate Finance by Thomson Reuters (2014-2018)