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  • Education
    • J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1983, Northwestern University Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Editorial Board
    • B.A., University of Virginia, 1979
John devotes himself to understanding clients' goals and uses a practical approach to bring them to reality.  John approaches each transaction as a partner to the client he is serving.  Clients have come to rely on John with confidence they will receive efficient, high-quality legal services.  He has been a trusted advisor to some of the nation's leading financial institutions handling a broad array of real estate, commercial and agricultural finance matters for over 30 years. 

His depth of experience covers a spectrum of matters including:  
  • Commercial and mortgage loan origination
  • Loan servicing transactions
  • Loan participations
  • Syndicated finance
  • Construction lending
  • Loan workout
  • Real estate development
  • Purchase and sale of assets of all types
At a time when legal fees are top of mind for all parties involved in a transaction, John’s approach of identifying the major issues and working efficiently toward common, workable goals in a timely manner serves clients well.
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Flaws and Risks in Mortgage Insurance Requirements and Provisions
Presenter, ACMA 2018 Annual Meeting
October 12, 2018
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Speaker, American Bar Association webinar
November 8, 2017
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Co-Presenter, The Chinese Finance Association 23rd Annual Conference; New York City
November 5, 2017
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29th Annual Spring Symposia for Real Property, Trust & Estate Law CLE; Denver, CO
April 21, 2017
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Did Your Construction Lender Ask For That?
ABA Probate and Property Journal
November/December 2004
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My Loan is Due, Now What Do I Do?
American Bar Association
May 2013
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Next Generation Loan Documents: How Commercial Real Estate Loan Documentation is Changing to Reflect New Market Realities
American Bar Association
May 2012
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Real Estate Financing
Missouri Bar CLE: Real Estate Financing, Liens and Foreclosure
October 2011
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Acquisition of Distressed Debt
American Bar Association
April 2011
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Distressed Assets and Financing in 2010
American Bar Assocation
May 2010