John V. Bach, Esq.
Since 1998, Mr. Bach has been Chief Business Development Officer, and General Counsel to The Whitmore Group, Ltd., an full service insurance brokerage and financial services firm located at 370 Old Country Rd, Garden City, New York. His chief responsibilities have included identifying potential Merger and Acquisition candidates, and analyzing, conducting due diligence and structuring acquisition of candidates for Whitmore, as well as, advising on legal issues related to corporate governance, litigation and, business transactions and regulatory issues related insurance brokerage industry. During his tenure Whitmore had grown from four-fold to become one of the top 5 independent brokers in New York metropolitan area.
While at Whitmore, Mr. Bach founded in 2008, Private Client Realty Group, a Garden City, New York, a boutique real estate brokerage, investment and acquisition firm whose mission is to identify real estate investment and development opportunities and provide to a limited number of discerning clientele, unlimited real estate services with confidential and personal attention.
Prior to joining Whitmore, Mr. Bach was tasked with turning around TSI Environmental, Inc. d/b/a Three Seasons Environmental (OTC.BB:TSIN.OB), Allison Gap Rd., Saltville, Virginia, He joined TSI in 1996 initially as COO and General Counsel for TSI. Three months hereafter, Mr. Bach was elected Chairman of the Board and appointed President/CEO. In his positions, Mr. Bach oversaw all aspects of the management, marketing and development of the company. During his tenure, Mr. Bach reorganized and turned the company around, permitting the firm to emerge out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Within the following year, he personally increased sales over 400%, which afforded shareholders the opportunity to sell the entity in1998 for $12.5 million.
Before to his affiliation with TSI Environmental, Inc., Mr. Bach was principal, officer and director of several privately held companies, including President of Atlantic Coast Construction Co. of New York, and Vice-President and General Counsel to Hugh P. Gaffney Co., Inc., a real estate development and brokerage firm. In these various positions, Mr. Bach’s responsibilities included negotiations, acquisitions, and development of single-family residential/commercial properties; complete oversight of the acquisition and development process, including negotiation of contracts, implementation of development plans, and review of all zoning and governmental regulations; and design, oversight, supervision, and construction of projects.
Mr. Bach began his professional career as Legislative Counsel to Hon. John R. Dunne, New York State Senate. His first task was his appointment as Minority Counsel to the New York State Temporary Commission on Management and Productivity in the Public Sector. Subsequently, Mr. Bach joined the firm of Sprague, Dwyer, Aspland and Tobin, P.C. in Garden City, New York and specialized in Banking and Real Estate which involved him in the negotiation and drafting of real estate contracts and commercial transactions; counseling of financial institutions (commercial bank and savings and loan association) regarding regulations and transactions; and real estate zoning. Mr. Bach opened his own private practice in 1978, and has practice law for over forty-three years, having specialized in real estate, real estate development, zoning and commercial transactions.
Mr. Bach received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature in 1972 from St. John’s University, St. John’s College, Jamaica, New York as well as his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1975 from St. John’s University, School of Law. He attended the Master of Law Program at New York University, School of Law, New York, New York from 1975 to 1976, focusing on Municipal Law and Municipal Finance. Advisor – Advisor Trustee to American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, Counsel to Frederick Douglas Republicans.