John leads Kirkland’s Corporate Real Estate Team which focuses on the Real Estate aspects of the Firm’s Private Equity, M&A, Energy, Renewables, Infrastructure and Restructuring transactions and is based in the New York office. John’s experience spans industries and asset classes including retail, shipping terminals and logistics, data centers, gaming and hospitality, media and broadcasting, entertainment and recreation, and renewable and traditional energy. He also has significant experience with distressed companies and assets, liability management, monetization and deleveraging of companies and assets as well as in and out of court restructurings.

John has represented sponsors, investors, government agencies, public companies, private equity funds, portfolio companies, sovereigns and pension funds 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 and marine terminal concessions, transfers, privatizations and redevelopments.


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, 2019–2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, The Guidance Center of Westchester


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York
  • 2002Connecticut


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