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Judge Advocate General's School, LL.M., with honors, 1987

Duke University, J.D., with honors, 1983

United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1975


John Garver practices in the areas of health care, joint ventures and insurance law. He has a broad transactional health care practice, including assisting hospitals and health systems, physicians and their practices, and dialysis providers in structuring and closing acquisitions, affiliations, joint ventures and ownership transfers. He served as a longtime leader of the firm's Health Care Practice Group and frequently writes and speaks on health law issues.

John advises corporations and limited liability companies in a variety of commercial and corporate matters, including organizational issues, shareholder and operating agreements, and significant commercial contracts. As a former co-chair of the firm's Insurance Coverage Practice Group, he also counsels clients on insurance, including negotiating D&O policies and tail coverage.

John served as assistant professor of law and chief of Communications Branch and Writing Office for the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General School from 1987-89.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Health Law Association, Business Law and Governance Practice Group, Vice Chair, 2018-22; Governance Affinity Group, Chair, 2017-18, Vice Chair, 2015-17; Leadership Development Program, 2014-15; Best Practices Health Law Curriculum Steering Committee, 2012-13 
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section Council, Member, 2015-present; Secretary, 2018-19; Vice Chair, 2019-20; Chair, 2020-21
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2015-18; Education Committee, 2013-15

Community Affiliations

  • Legal organizer and adviser to nonprofit operator of Charlotte's tournament soccer complex
  • Lt. Col., USAR (retired), active duty, 1975-89
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