John Jefferson

  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA
Profile Experience

John Jefferson is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Real Estate Practice. Mr. Jefferson’s practice focuses primarily on complex real estate matters, including real property acquisitions and dispositions, secured financings, joint ventures, development, and M&A transactions.

Mr. Jefferson has represented both purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and sales of various types of commercial real estate, including hotels, medical centers, industrial facilities, shopping centers, apartment buildings, and office buildings. He has also represented borrowers and lenders in a variety of secured transactions.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Jefferson worked in the Chicago office of another firm, where he focused on complex commercial real estate transactions. While in law school, Mr. Jefferson externed for Judge Ruben Castillo of the Northern District of Illinois, served as the vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society, and was a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

Mr. Jefferson's experience includes representing:

  • A publicly-traded company in the disposition of a portfolio of industrial and commercial facilities throughout the United States
  • A publicly-traded REIT in a joint venture agreement and financing relating to a portfolio of shopping centers located throughout the United States
  • A private company in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings of multiple limited-service hotels throughout the United States
  • A public company in the acquisition, development, and public and private financing of a hotel and convention center
  • Public and private companies in financings of full-service hotels
  • A publicly-traded REIT in its acquisition of a portfolio of life science facilities located throughout the United States*
  • A publicly-traded REIT in the acquisition and disposition of multiple industrial and commercial facilities located throughout the United States*
  • A private company in a secured financing involving a portfolio of hotel assets located throughout the United States*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

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