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John Steiner

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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Real Estate

Position

John M. Steiner is a partner in our Boston-based REIT practice and co-director of the Real Estate Department. Experienced in all aspects of real estate law and transactions, his practice focuses on acquisitions, financings and development work. In particular, Mr. Steiner represents REITs in the office, hotel and senior housing industries in connection with their acquisition, disposition, financing and leasing of large portfolios and individual assets. In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Steiner closed nearly $900 million in acquisitions on behalf of his REIT clients. John frequently advises foreign investors in the U.S. real estate markets, and was involved in numerous aspects of the development and financing of hotel and office properties in the Seaport District in South Boston. He also frequently represents borrows and lenders for senior housing projects. He is active in the legal community and co-chaired the Boston Bar Association’s Real Estate Finance Committee in 2004 and 2005. He also chaired the firm’s Hiring Committee.

Career

Massachusetts, 1997
Legal 500 U.S. (2016-2017)
"New Leader," Banker & Tradesman (2009)
"Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2005-2011)

Member

American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Co-Chair, Real Estate Finance Committee, Boston Bar Association (2004, 2005)

Education

J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1997
B.A., summa cum laude, Boston College, 1994


United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Sullivan & Worcester LLP's Boston-based group advises on REIT formations and conversions, debt and equity offerings, financings, real estate acquisitions, M&A, joint ventures, tax compliance, and sale-leaseback transactions. It regularly provides REIT and tax counsel for the largest public REIT in the country, American Tower Corporation; other clients include Hospitality Properties Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust and Government Properties Income Trust (GPIT). The team advised GPIT on its merger agreement with Select Income REIT. Louis Monti leads the REIT practice group, Ameek Ashok Ponda directs the tax department, John Steiner co-directs the real estate department and Howard Berkenblit leads the capital markets group. Nicole Rives and Lindsey Getz are also experienced attorneys, David Kaplan is a key of counsel, and Avinash Rao is a highly regarded associate.

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