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John J. Thomas III


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John is a corporate attorney who advises companies and investors on a broad range of commercial issues including agreements, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing, and securities law.

Prior to joining Mintz, John was an associate with a San Francisco-based business law firm where he advised emerging and mid-size businesses on corporate transactions. John also worked in-house at two well-known Bay Area companies. In law school, John was a writer for the Environmental Law Journal


  • Golden Gate University (JD)
  • University of Nebraska (BA)


  • Member, Board of Directors, Up on Top (2014 – 2017)


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SEC Proposes Expanding “Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” Definitions

February 3, 2020 | Article | By Daniel T. Kajunski, John J. Thomas III

This article reviews an SEC proposal to open private capital markets to new investors by expanding its definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer.”
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