John A. Bobango

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Memphis, TN

Farris Bobango PLC
 | 999 South Shady Grove Road, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: 901-259-7100
Fax: 901-259-7150
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John A. Bobango is a partner with Farris Bobango PLC law firm, which has office locations in Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee. Licensed to practice in Florida, Arkansas and Tennessee, Mr. Bobango provides exceptional representation to a diverse range of clients throughout each of the states who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions

·       Securities

·       Private equity and venture capital

·       Health care law

·       Real estate

·       Taxation

·       Government relations and lobbying

·       Administrative law

·       Banking

·       Employment law

·       Intellectual property

Nationally recognized as one of the leading attorneys in his region as well as the entire country, Mr. Bobango has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital law, tax law and venture capital law. He has also received Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year Award for securities/capital markets law in the Memphis metropolitan area, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 1978 graduate of Arkansas State University, Mr. Bobango obtained his Juris Doctor from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis in 1983. He also earned his Master of Laws in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1984.

Along with maintaining a successful trial and transactional practice, Mr. Bobango is highly active in his legal community, and he is a member of the Memphis and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Arkansas Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association. He has also published articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics related to securities, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and other subjects.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Bobango has served as chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party Finance Committee as well as chairman of the Joint City and Shelby County Community Redevelopment Agency. He is also a member of the Memphis City Council, and he serves as president of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

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Practice Areas
  • 50%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About John Bobango

Admitted: 1983, Tennessee

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  • Elected as the 50th International President of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • AV® Peer Review Rated - the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • Distinguished Alumni of 2015
  • Recognized as a Tennessee Top 100 in the Mid-South Super Lawyers, 2011 edition
  • Named a Memphis Top 50 Attorney in the Memphis Area Super Lawyers, 2011 edition
  • Named Best Lawyers 2016 Securities / Capital Markets Law "Lawyer of the Year" in the Memphis metropolitan area
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities/Capital Law, Tax Law and Venture Capital Law, 2008 - Present

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1986
  • Memphis City Council, Member, 1996 - 2000
  • Arkansas, 1985
  • Tennessee, 1983
  • State of Tennessee, Enterprise Zone Management Board, Member, 1992
  • Shelby County Republican Party Finance, Chairman, 1999 - 2000
  • Mr. Bobango is a member of the Memphis, Arkansas, Tennessee and American Bar Associations, the Florida Bar, the American College of Investment Counsel, National Association of Bond Lawyers and the National Health Lawyers Association. He is a fellow in the American Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Resolution Trust Corporation: How to Play the Game, (Co-Author), Arkansas Bankers Association, August, 1990
  • The Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans Audit & the Usury Disclosure Issue, (Co-Author), Kentucky Savings and Loan Association, May, 1991

Educational Background:

  • Mr. Bobango received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Arkansas State University, his Juris Doctor degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis and Master of Law in Taxation from the University of Florida School of Law
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Office Location for John A. Bobango

999 South Shady Grove Road
Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38120

Phone: 901-259-7100

Fax: 901-259-7150

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Last Updated: 3/20/2020

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