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JOHN D. Cromie is a partner and chair of the Corporate and Business Law practice at Connell Foley. Based in the firm’s Roseland, New Jersey office, he represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 public companies to privately owned mid-cap enterprises and startup ventures.

Cromie is actively involved in the management of Connell Foley and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and

Finance Committee. He has spent his entire professional career at the firm.

Cromie regularly provides counsel on corporate matters, real estate and financing transactions. He is well versed in the area of mergers and acquisitions, and in the purchase, sale, leasing and development of commercial real estate. He also has significant experience representing lenders and documenting asset-based and real estate-based commercial loans and credit facilities.

Cromie is the chair emeritus of the Board of Directors of USLAW Network, Inc., a members-only organization comprising more than 6,000 attorneys throughout the world. He is also an active participant in USLAW’s Commercial Law and Banking and Financial Services practice groups.

Cromie is a frequent speaker and author on corporate and real estate law issues. He is also actively involved in charitable endeavors in New Jersey.

Cromie is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, which recognizes one percent of the lawyers in America for their contributions to the legal profession and their communities. He has been named consistently in The Best Lawyers in America for corporate law and real estate law, and is similarly recognized in Chambers and New Jersey Super Lawyers for his skills in the area of corporate law. He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

Cromie earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Married with four children, Cromie’s paternal great grandparents were from Co. Down and arrived at different times to Ellis Island in the 1880s. His maternal great grandfather was from Co. Down.





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