John L. Runft is a managing member of Runft & Steele Law Offices, PLLC, in Boise, Idaho, with an emphasis in civil litigation; appeals in state and federal courts in matters of business, contract, tort, administrative, and constitutional law; and transactional practice in business, contract, commercial, corporate, and administrative law. A veteran, John graduated from the College of Idaho in 1962 and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1965. He has been “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell since 1982. Mr. Runft has been centrally involved with the development of DorfKrüg International’s corporate structuring and transaction strategies for use in a wide range of applications.
Mr. Runft has been admitted, appeared, and argued as lead counsel before the United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States Claims Court, and the United States District Court for the District of Idaho, and admitted pro hac vice in other federal district courts and district and superior courts of other states. He has been a member of the Idaho State Bar Association since 1965 (Business Law, Litigations sections), a member of the American Bar Association, a member of the Idaho Law Foundation, and a founding member of the Board of Litigation of Mountain States Legal Foundation (1977 to date, chairman 1998-2000). He serves as a SCORE / SBA lecturer regarding business legal issues, formation, development, M&A (2007 to date), and as an adjunct lecturer regarding international letters of credit and guarantees at the University of Idaho Law School.