Real Estate and Corporate Law
John Tomlin is a results-oriented and performance driven professional with unique background as an attorney and engineer. John’s background and experience makes him the perfect choice to negotiate and close your commercial real estate deals. John’s real estate experience includes: acquisition of office and multi-family buildings; financing of design-build projects; leasing for restaurants, office space or retail on behalf of landlords and tenants; syndicated multi-state acquisitions of various outparcel retail stores and office buildings; multi-state sale-leaseback transactions; real estate financing on behalf of borrowers, including new mortgage loans and refinancing of multi-building portfolios, and on behalf of lenders, including construction loans and permanent financing;negotiation and structuring of joint ventures for development; and legal advisory services related to site development approvals and construction. John is also an asset for any of your business transactions, whether you are launching a new company or raising capital to grow your business. John’s corporate experience includes: acquisitions of local business units through stock or asset purchases;contracts for ongoing operations of real estate brokers and retail businesses; advising regional and national companies on entity formation; structuring, negotiating and closing of joint ventures for business partnerships; and drafting of a wide range of transactional agreements for businesses operations, including sophisticated operating agreements, license agreements, employment agreements and corporate contracts.
Due Diligence Management
John’s combined engineering and legal experience has allowed him to develop a niche in carrying out due diligence and risk analysis on behalf of real estate investors and developers. Prior to becoming an attorney John practiced as a professional engineer. During his engineering career John managed multi-million dollar international environmental engineering projects for real estate development, including the decommissioning of gas stations and petroleum bulk storage facilities;brownfield remediation of city waterfront properties; and Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments for a wide variety of real estate acquisitions and financing. John is also one of the few attorneys in the United States with a technical background and accredited as LEED® AP through the Green Building Council,with the ability to guide clients through the legal issues associated with sustainable green building and construction. John’s combined engineering and legal experience has allowed him to develop a niche in carrying out due diligence and risk analysis on behalf of real estate investors and developers. His unique background is an asset on projects through legal and technical analysis of engineering and construction documentation, clearance of title issues, survey and zoning review, examination of environmental assessments and remediation reports and coordination of consultants and liaison with government agencies. John’s due diligence experience includes outside counsel to real estate investors in their analysis of target properties; lead due diligence counsel for large publicly traded REIT in a wide range of transactions, including design-build projects and the acquisition of institutional buildings;due diligence for a large national franchisee of over 350 restaurants, including legal site development issues for construction of new restaurants and environmental risk analysis for multi-state sale-leaseback transactions. John also assists his clients with the negotiation of a wide range of sophisticated real estate documentation to address the legal issued raised during due diligence for projects, including development services agreements,industrial park covenants and restrictions, drainage and utility easements, and environmental and engineering risk provisions in joint venture development contracts.