Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M Taxation 2010
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D. 2009
Western Michigan University, B.A. 2005
John Moran represents clients in connection with commercial real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of industrial, office, and retail properties.
He has represented sellers and purchasers in transactions involving consideration ranging from under $1 million to nearly $100 million. His financing experience includes representing lenders in connection with mortgage loans and borrowers in connection with mortgage and mezzanine loan transactions. Additionally, he is experienced in the negotiation of industrial, office, and retail leases.
John also has significant experience advising clients with respect to entity formation, joint venture structuring, and the negotiation of partnership and limited liability company agreements.
Represented a real estate investment company in connection with the acquisition of an approximately 750,000 square foot portfolio of seven industrial buildings from a life insurance company and the simultaneous disposition of four of the buildings to two separate purchasers. Subsequently represented the owner in connection with the leasing and disposition of various properties in the portfolio.
Represented a real estate investment company in connection with the $38.1 million acquisition and partial leaseback of an office campus and the financing of the acquisition through mortgage and mezzanine loans.
Represented a lender in connection with the purchase of a non-performing loan from a special servicer and the subsequent successful negotiation of a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure agreement with the borrower.
Represented a real estate investment company in connection with the formation of a joint venture to acquire a high-rise office building, adjacent parking structure, and ancillary parking facilities and represented the joint venture in financing the acquisition through a mortgage loan facility made by a public pension fund.
Represented multiple affiliated entities in connection with the structuring of a series of mergers and formation of a new joint venture, followed by the partial sale and partial contribution of an approximately 890,000 square foot portfolio of industrial buildings to the new joint venture. Simultaneously represented the new joint venture in connection with the negotiation of loan assumption transactions involving mortgage loans originally made to the predecessor entities.
Represented a landlord in connection with the negotiation of retail leases for shopping centers located in Illinois and Virginia.
American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
Illinois State Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section
Chicago Bar Association