Biography

In his national real estate practice, John helps clients capitalize on emerging opportunities ranging from complex 1031 acquisitions and dispositions to construction financings and retail leases.

With nearly two decades of experience in all aspects of real estate law, John concentrates his practice on construction financing, acquisitions and distressed debt dispositions. In the area of leasing, he assists a national roster of landlords and tenants in preparing and negotiating lease agreements for office, industrial, and retail properties.

As a strategic advisor, John stays at the forefront of emerging market trends to help clients leverage new techniques and opportunities as well as avoid potential risks. He advises on compliance requirements for like-kind exchange transactions to ensure tax-deferred treatment under IRC Code Section 1031. He also guides the structuring of these exchanges from a real estate perspective.

Frequently quoted on commercial real estate topics, John was a guest instructor at the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority's Redevelopment Training Institute.

Representative Matters

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, John was a partner in the real estate practice of a Northeast regional law firm. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

John has led trainings and provided insights on various commercial real estate topics, including featured commentary in Financier Worldwide on the outlook for the real estate sector's forthcoming opportunities and challenges. He was also a guest instructor at the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority’s Redevelopment Training Institute, where he lectured on key aspects and issues involved in acquisitions and dispositions and complex leasing transactions.

Active in his community, John is a member of the executive advisory committee of Habitat for Humanity Newark, an organization he has represented for more than a decade in the acquisition, development and sale affordable housing units. He is a member of the Closter Lions Club, the Bergen County of a national charitable organization that boasts 1.35 million members in 206 different countries. John was named an Empire State Counsel Honoree in recognition of his pro bono service.

Honors & Awards

  • Habitat for Humanity Newark & Greater Elizabeth, Golden Hammer Award (2016)