John Babcock

Firm: Wall Babcock LLP.
Location: Winston-Salem - NC

  • 1076 W. Fourth St
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Tel : (336) 722.6993
  • Fax : (336) 722-1993

John has extensive experience in corporate and tax law matters, mergers and acquisitions and general business transactions, as well as commercial loan transactions where he represents both borrowers and lenders.

John represents clients regarding all aspects of entity formation, debt and private equity financing, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and commercial business and loan transactions. He also devotes a significant portion of his time advising clients on a wide range of tax matters, focusing primarily on partnership and S corporation tax issues.

John serves as an adjunct professor of law at Wake Forest University Law School, where he has taught or presently teaches courses in business planning, partnership taxation, and corporate taxation. He has also presented at numerous seminars on topics covering choice of entity, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and limited liability company operating agreements.

John is currently serving as the Chair of the LLC’s, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Subcommittee of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Business Law Section and is a past Secretary, Treasurer and two-time council member of the Business Law Section. He is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association in the Tax and Business Law Sections, and a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.

John graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1982, with distinction, with a bachelor of science in administration. He received his J.D. in 1985 from Wake Forest University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University in 1987.
He has consistently been recognized as a member of the Legal Elite, as rated by Business North Carolina magazine, having received the honor of the top rated lawyer for Business Law in 2018 and was recently recognized as a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2019. John also continues to be included in The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

John is a current member of the Board of Directors for Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company. He also volunteers as a member of the local Board of Managers for the William G. White YMCA.

Wall Babcock LLP.

Wall Babcock is composed mostly of senior attorneys with extensive experience practicing their areas of expertise at large firms. We believe in a candid approach to practicing law and building relationships, and that the quickest path to resolution means reducing the layers that exist between client, counselor and understanding.

We’ve won our share of awards and accolades, but humility, perspective and a love of what we do fuel our drive to improve our craft. Our culture is built upon a foundation of integrity and hard work, and we make it a habit to take what we do far more seriously than we take ourselves. Law can be complicated enough. That’s why we provide our clients with nothing less than a straightforward approach to protecting their interests.