John Vero '00, a partner at Couch White, LLP, has been elected to serve as vice chair of the Leadership Council for the New York Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB/NY), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization.
A member of Couch White’s Banking, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Transactions and Real Estate practice groups, Vero will play a vital role in helping to shape NFIB/NY’s efforts to improve the legal, regulatory and business climate for small businesses throughout New York state.
Serving as a valuable advisory body for the state director, the Leadership Council assists in the development of NFIB/NY’s legislative agenda and helps to create strategies that support small businesses throughout New York. Officers are nominated by NFIB’s state director or current members and elected by the Leadership Council.
NFIB/NY represents nearly 11,000 small and independent business owners in New York state. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect small business owners’ rights to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB/NY supports fair tax policies and sensible regulations as a means to restore and revitalize New York’s small businesses.
Vero is actively involved in the Capital Region community as a member of the Capitalize Albany Corporation Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Avenue Business Improvement District, and he is a trustee of the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum (USS Slater). He is a founding member of GenNEXT, the council dedicated to promoting the region’s economic vitality through the attraction and retention of young professionals, and he was recognized by the Albany Business Review’s “40 Under Forty” as an outstanding member of the business community under the age of 40.
A graduate of Union College with a B.A. and Albany Law School with a J.D., Vero is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts.
Couch White, LLP is a nationally recognized business law firm based in Albany, N.Y., with primary practice areas in energy, construction, commercial and business, land use and labor and employment law. The firm has additional offices in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Washington, D.C., and Farmington, Ct.