John Leemhuis

Leemhuis Legal

John Leemhuis, Jr. is the founder and owner of Leemhuis Legal, PLLC. His practice is focused on helping businesses grow and prosper.

Prior to launching Leemhuis Legal, PLLC, John was a partner at the Quinn Law Firm where he ran the firm’s business law group. Over the course of his 27-year career, he has worked with all manner of organizations and entrepreneurs, ranging from high-tech start-ups to boutique life-style businesses.

John has developed technical expertise in the area of securities law, including public offerings, ongoing reporting under Section 16, private placements and early stage financing through angel funds and venture capital investment.

He has also represented both buyers and sellers in asset and stock sales, helping to structure, negotiate and close numerous transactions. He works with entrepreneurs to help form and structure their businesses and address every day issues such as contract review, negotiation, and preparation.

John is active in the community, devoting substantial time and energy to important non-profit organizations. Many of these organizations have an environmental focus, such as the Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation, the Presque Isle Partnership, and the Regional Science Consortium. From an economic development perspective, he was instrumental in bringing BlueTree Allied Angels (an angel investment group based in Pittsburgh, PA) to Erie and he served as the chair of the Chamber Division of the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership. John’s work with these non-profit and economic development groups, along with his experience with for-profit businesses, and his passion for mission-driven organizations that are focused on solving problems through their businesses, makes him uniquely qualified to assist and counsel purpose driven organizations.

John has diverse interests, exemplified by his cofounding and operation of Satya Yoga Center where he taught yoga as a certified yoga instructor, his work as a ski instructor at Peek ‘n Peak Ski Resort as a level II alpine ski instructor, and his engagement as an adjunct professor at Mercyhurst University where he taught Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Law.

John is a graduate of Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), Syracuse University College of Law (Syracuse, New York), and the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). He is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

John has two children, Sydney and Grant. Sydney is a sophomore journalism major at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) and Grant is a senior at Cathedral Preparatory School (Erie, Pennsylvania).