W. John Funk

Shareholder – Director

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W. John Funk has been practicing law for over 35 years with extensive experience in the government and private sectors. Engaged in a general business practice with specialties in financial services law and timeshare law, John has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 for the excellence of his work. His articles have been published in American Banker. He regularly lectures on topics affecting the financial services industry.

He actively participates in the drafting and passage of laws and regulations in the financial services and timeshare areas. He has extensive experience representing financial services companies regarding their business activities, regulatory matters, corporate affairs and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he represents timeshare developers and management companies regarding the development, registration and administration of timeshare resorts. He is a Registered Resort Professional, a designation of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), where he serves on the State Legislative Committee, and is an active participant and speaker in the association's regional and national events.

Prior to joining the firm, John clerked for New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Frank Kenison. He also was appointed assistant attorney general in charge of the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division. In that position, he advocated the interest of the public before the New Hampshire General Court and was responsible for the passage of many of the state's consumer protection laws that exist today. As assistant attorney general, he served under Warren Rudman, former United States Senator, and David Souter, former United States Supreme Court Justice.

John serves on the steering committee for the Campaign for Legal Services, which raises funds for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Legal Advice and Referral Center and New Hampshire Bar Association’s pro bono program. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Concord Community Music School and vice-chairman of the Town of Gilmanton Planning Board.

John graduated with honors from Princeton University, served as an officer in the Navy and then taught at the International College in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law.

Recent articles by W. John Funk:

Membership Program Points Resort in New Direction
Resort Trades magazine
December 2019

Points Programs: A Sales Solution for Legacy Resorts
Timesharing Today
November 2019

How Do Short-sales Laws Affect New Hampshire Brokers and Agents?
New Hampshire Business Review
March 13, 2019

Is Your Legacy Resort Sustainable?
Resort Trades magazine
March 2019

The Future of Legacy Resorts: An Industry
March 2109

Bank Commissioner Proposes Trust Company Legislation in 2019 Session of the New Hampshire General Court
February 2019

Domestication – Relocation of Trust Company Charters to New Hampshire
January 2019

NH Trust Company Formation: Top Ten Tips for Smoothing the Application Process
February 2018

New Hampshire Overhauls Banking and Credit Union Laws
New Hampshire Business Review
September 2015

New Law Targets Unscrupulous Timeshare Transfer Companies
Resorts Trade
August 2014

Nondepository Trust Companies: A Primer
January 2014

Bank Officer and Director Indemnification — Are You at Risk?
November 2013

Strategies for Timeshare Resorts to Combat Unfair and Deceptive Resale Practices
May 2011

A Primer on New Hampshire Family Trust Companies
March 2010

All articles by W. John Funk


W. John Funk

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Practice Areas:
Corporate and Securities
Financial Services/Banking Law
Condo, Vacation Ownership & Resort Law
Real Estate Development
Venture Capital
Government Relations/Lobbying

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Administrative assistant:
Betty LaClair

Admitted in:
New Hampshire