John Goldman is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses on real estate, private equity, M&A and infrastructure transactions, and has represented sponsors, government agencies, public and private companies, investors, and commercial real estate owners and operators in all forms of commercial real estate investment, disposition, development, operation and financing. He has also played key roles in significant public company REIT spin-off transactions.

John’s experience spans various asset classes including retail, shipping terminals and logistics, data centers, gaming and hospitality, broadcasting, entertainment and recreation, and renewable and traditional energy related assets. He also has significant experience with distressed companies and assets, monetization and deleveraging of companies and assets as well as in and out of court restructurings.


Thought Leadership


"Understanding Title Insurance: Policy Coverage and Exceptions," Practical Law

"Office Lease: Key Provisions," Practical Law


Recognized for Real Estate by The Legal 500 United States, 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors and Governance Committee Chair, The Guidance Center of Westchester


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York
  • 2002Connecticut


  • St. John's University School of LawJ.D.2002
  • Villanova UniversityB.S., Biology1999