is co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate Practice, chair of DLA Piper’s US Real Estate Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Policy Committee. He has a broad-ranging practice that encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis representing public and private pension plans, opportunity funds, investment advisers and non-US investors in equity, debt, hybrid and joint venture transactions throughout North America. John is very familiar with UBTI, VCOC and REOC issues faced by tax-exempt and benefit plan investors and with the tax and regulatory issues faced by non-US investors. A large portion of John's practice involves representing institutional investors in real estate joint ventures. He has significant experience representing non-US investors in their US real estate investments. He also has substantial experience representing both lenders and borrowers in complex real estate loan workouts and restructurings throughout the US. John is a member of the Advisory Board of ULI Boston/New England, the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Real Estate Finance Association, and the Pension Real Estate Association. John's combination of business and legal experience is highly valued by his clients. John also teaches classes on real estate joint ventures at The MIT Center for Real Estate.