John W. Merkle

John is a Counsel in ArentFox Schiff’s San Francisco office where he focuses on complex business transactions and entity governance.
John Merkle, Counsel, Arent Fox

John focuses his practice in the areas of transactions, entity governance, and business planning, including the negotiation and documentation of complex business transactions.

Client Work

Recent representation includes multiple generations of high net worth families engaged in the ownership, development, management, and leasing of substantial commercial and underdeveloped real estate holdings; the intra-family transfer of management control; as well as business restructuring and related documentation.

Previous Work

Before joining ArentFox Schiff, John was a member and partner of a boutique law firm based in San Francisco.

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
  • Education
    New York University, LL.M.
    University of San Diego School of Law, JD
    University of California, Davis, BA