John B. Madden | partner
John Madden practices primarily in the field of design and construction, with a concentration serving not-for-profit institutions.
Mr. Madden clerked for Lloyd F. MacMahon, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, in 1979-80 following graduation from Harvard Law School. He then practiced for 27 years both as a trial lawyer (serving as first chair in 13 commercial trials and arbitrations going to verdict), and as a corporate lawyer negotiating and drafting commercial agreements. From 2007-2010 Mr. Madden served as General Counsel & Secretary for Lincoln Center Development Project, Inc., which undertook the $1.2 billion renovation of the Lincoln Center campus.
Since 2010 and prior to the formation of Nelson Madden Black LLP, Mr. Madden practiced with his own firm, focusing on projects for not-for-profit clients in the New York City area. He has significant experience with New York Religious Corporations Law, New York Not-for-Profit Law and related governance issues.
Bar Admissions: New York State
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Episcopal Diocese of New York – trustee; Real Estate Committee, member; Audit Committee, chair
- “Religious Schools Anticipate Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Ruling,” New York Law Journal (2022)
- “Considerations for Religious Institutions in Time of Crisis,” New York Law Journal (2020)
- “When #MeToo Leads to Litigation Against the Church,” New York Law Journal (2018)
- “Exceptions and Exclusions Benefit Religious Institutions and Clergy,” New York Law Journal (2017)