W. John Funk has been practicing law for nearly 50 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 high quality of his work. His articles have been published in American Banker. He regularly writes on topics affecting the financial services industry, in particular New Hampshire-chartered trust companies.
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, management companies and owners associations regarding the development, registration and administration of timeshare resorts. He is a Registered Resort Professional, a designation of the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), and is an active participant and speaker at the Association’s regional and national events. In addition, he is a speaker at events sponsored by the Timeshare Board and Management Association and is a prolific writer of articles on the timeshare industry.
Prior to joining the firm, John clerked for New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Frank Kenison. He also served as 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 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.
John is admitted in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.