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John Shumate is a corporate and securities law attorney with experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions.  He has experience drafting a variety of contracts for a major sports franchise.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions



  • Representation of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc., an investment banking firm, as underwriter’s counsel in the initial public offering of 1,975,000 shares of common stock of First Western Financial, Inc.
  • Summer Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 2015
  • Legal Intern, Minnesota Vikings, 2014
  • Research Assistant, Yale University, 2006-2007

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, “Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2022
  • Selected, The National Black Lawyers, "Top 40 Under 40," 2020


  • J.D., University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 2016
  • B.A., Psychology, Yale University, 2007
  • Arizona