John F. Wolter

John F. Wolter

Shareholder, Hartford

(860) 548-2645

John F. (Jef) Wolter is the President of the Firm and resident in the Hartford office. His practice primarily focuses on the commercial finance and healthcare areas. In the finance area, Mr. Wolter concentrates in the transactional representation of banks, financial institutions, finance companies, small business investment companies, and other lenders in all aspects of commercial, asset-based, acquisition and mezzanine financings, including “workout” and asset recovery situations. He has extensive experience in the representation of secured lenders to ESOP's as well as healthcare, security alarm, telecommunication, maritime, franchise, government contractor and other "specialized industry" borrowers. He has represented lead and participant lenders in syndications, participations and other multiple lender loan transactions. He has also represented the issuers of stand by and direct pay letters of credit and other financial guaranties in connection with bond and tax exempt financings. He has extensive experience in the representation of lenders in connection with foreclosure, bankruptcy, receivership, and similar proceedings involving nursing homes, assisted living and other healthcare facilities. 
In his healthcare practice, Mr. Wolter represents health care facilities and providers in certificate of need and other administrative proceedings as well as fraud and abuse, financing, merger and acquisition, corporate governance, fraud and abuse, reimbursement, rate setting, licensing and certification matters. Mr. Wolter has particular expertise in the representation of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, acute-care and specialty hospitals, freestanding ambulatory surgery and imaging facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, and ambulance and medical transportation companies. He has been involved in numerous transactions involving the acquisition, sale, merger or consolidation of health care facilities and providers, including hospitals, skilled nursing and residential care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, and behavioral health facilities. He also has provided counsel in connection with the establishment of various joint ventures and affiliations among health care providers. Most notably, he served as legal counsel to the purchaser in Connecticut’s first ever conversion of a non-profit acute care hospital to for-profit status.
Mr. Wolter is a graduate of Saint Anselm College (B.A., History, summa cum laude) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude). He is a member of the American, Connecticut and New Hampshire Bar Associations as well as the Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. 1986
  • B.A., summa cum laude, History, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH 1983
Professional & Community Associations
  • Adult Vocational Program, Inc.                                 
     Board of Trustees 1992 - Present
  • Association of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • American Health Lawyers Association  
  • Brian House, Inc.                               
     Board of Trustees 1992 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • East Haddam Democratic Town Committee, 1983-Present                                   
    Chairman 1990 - 1996
  • East Haddam Charter Study Committee 
    Chairman 2006-2007
  • East Haddam Planning and Zoning Commission 1988 - 1995
  • Goodspeed Musicals
    Board of Directors 2008 - Present
  • Holy Apostles College & Seminary
    Board of Directors 2005-Present
  • Meritas - Law Firms Worldwide
     Board of Directors 2002-2005
      Vice Chair 2005-2007
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • National Association of Small Business Investment Companies
  • Read to Grow, Inc. 
    Board of Directors 2004-Present
  • White House Conference on Small Business Delegate 1995
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New Hampshire
  • "HIPAA: Does it Apply to Banks and Financial Institutions?", April 17, 2003
John F. Wolter

Wyndi Wilson

Administrative Assistant