John Kelly is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman and focuses his practice on general corporate law and real property law, including commercial real estate leasing, financing and acquisitions, and business mergers and acquisitions.
With respect to leasing, John represents both landlords and tenants nationwide in substantial office, retail, industrial and government leasing transactions. John serves on the Board of Editors of Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy, a national publication. He has also served as a featured guest on real estate leasing topics on Commercial Real Estate Radio.
His lending experience includes representing both lenders and borrowers in complex financial transactions secured by real or personal property, including the negotiation of the initial loan documents and advising with respect to workout strategies and foreclosures.
John represents sellers, lenders and developers in connection with real estate investments throughout Virginia and Maryland. These transactions involve the construction and development of office buildings, shopping centers, hotels and other investment-grade properties, including negotiating agreements and the review of due diligence on behalf of both lenders and purchasers.
John also has extensive experience with respect to representing both property owners and telecommunication providers in connection with the drafting and negotiation of antenna tower leases and license agreements on a nationwide basis.
John’s sales and acquisition experience includes the representation of sellers and purchasers of large office properties, hotels and undeveloped land throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
With respect to general corporate law, John serves as outside general counsel for many mid-size local businesses. John also represents business buyers and sellers in connection with sophisticated asset purchase and stock purchase transactions as part of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice group. Before joining the firm as a shareholder, John was an associate with the international law firms Holland & Knight, LLP and then Reed Smith, LP.