John Burns is an associate at the Firm in the litigation department. John represents private clients including business entities of all sizes for both complex commercial disputes and their daily business needs. John’s practice includes shareholder, member, and partnership disputes; disputes concerning restrictive covenants (including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality/trade secret provisions); contract claims; and construction claims.
Prior to joining the firm, John worked at a mid-size law firm representing businesses and insurance companies in a wide variety of commercial, coverage, and general liability matters. John completed his judicial clerkship after law school for the Hon. Rosemary Ramsay, P.J.Civ., the Presiding Civil Judge in Morris County.
John earned his J.D. cum laude at Seton Hall University School of Law. He attended Seton Hall’s evening program while working full time at the YMCA Retirement Fund, a non-profit pension plan surviving over 900 YMCAs around the country. John worked for the Fund for eight years. After leaving the Fund, John interned with Justice Barry Albin of the New Jersey Supreme Court, the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General- Consumer Affairs Division, and the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice. John also served on Seton Hall’s Circuit Review Law Journal.