John G. Cooluris

Founding Member

(916) 930-9740

John G. Cooluris is a founding shareholder of Boyden, Cooluris & Saxe PC.  He specializes in representing and counseling commercial banks, agricultural lenders, captive and non-captive commercial finance lenders and other providers of financial services.

Mr. Cooluris regularly advises commercial real estate lenders, commercial and industrial lenders and agribusiness lenders on matters involving secured transactions and lien perfection, default rights and remedies, lender liability, environmental risk management and loan documentation requirements in settings ranging from initial loan negotiations through modifications, extensions, restructures, insolvency and the enforcement process.

In connection with his representation of financial institutions, he has had extensive experience in negotiating and drafting California and federal legislation affecting the industry.  Among other legislation, he has been the principal draftsman (usually on behalf of the California Bankers Association) of many bills dealing with California’s one-action and antideficiency rules, the Uniform Commercial Code and lender liability.

Mr. Cooluris received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.  Before entering private practice, he worked in the Legal Departments of Bank of America and Security Pacific National Bank.  From 1991 until 2000 he practiced in the Financial Institutions Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP and was the Managing Partner of its Sacramento office.

He has been admitted to the California State Bar and is a member of the Banking and Commercial Financial Services Committees of the American Bar Association.  He also has been a frequent lecturer for various bar and bank trade associations.  He is also actively involved in community affairs involving land use and infrastructure matters.