John C. Lee
Senior Counsel
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
P. 164.070.8369
F. 164.843.5669

Professional Summary

John C. Lee counsels clients on corporate and securities, as well as finance, restructuring and bankruptcy. John’s practice focuses on tax-exempt bond financing and commercial lending transactions, mergers and acquisitions and federal and state securities regulation. He is also experienced in representing other business-related matters, including debt financing transactions, digital media and marketing and aerospace engineering.

Representative Matters

  • Represented financial institutions in connection with commercial lending and tax-exempt bond financing transactions for both non-profit and for-profit borrowers.
  • Represented corporate borrowers in connection with various debt financing transactions with commercial banks and private equity funds.
  • Represented a digital advertising and marketing agency in its sale to a strategic acquiror.
  • Represented the sellers of an aerospace engineering company to a strategic acquiror.
  • Represented venture-backed companies in successive rounds of debt and equity financing.
  • Represented a publicly traded wireless telecommunications equipment manufacturer in numerous PIPES financing transactions and federal and state securities law compliance.


  • American Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2001
  • AB, Dartmouth College, cum laude, 1998