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Jon P. Goreham

Jon P. Goreham

Jon Goreham is a commercial real estate and finance lawyer with experience on a wide range of real estate and financing transactions and a focus on representing banks, life insurance companies and debt funds. Jon's lender clients turn to him to advise on core, structured and construction mortgage loan financings as well as mezzanine loans. Jon counsels his clients through the entire life cycle of each deal, from origination through maturity, including leveraging and secondary financings, loan modifications, workouts and deed-in-lieu transactions.
Areas of FocusReal Estate
Bar admissionsIllinois


  • Representation of a lender in a US$990 million mortgage loan secured by a pool of office, multifamily and industrial assets
  • Representation of a lender in two mortgage loans totaling US$915 million secured by a portfolio of 100 properties in 16 states
  • Representation of lender parties in connection with the financing of various NFL, NBA and MLB stadiums and arenas
  • Representation of a lender in a US$375 million mortgage loan and US$100 million mezzanine loan secured by an industrial portfolio of 28 properties in 11 states
  • Representation of a lender in a US$213 million mortgage loan and US$71 million mezzanine loan secured by fee and leasehold interests in an industrial portfolio
  • Representation of a lender in a US$250 million loan secured by property known as Presidential Towers, Chicago
  • Representation of a purchaser of two medical office buildings in Chicago, IL consisting of both fee and air rights interests
  • Representation of a lender in a US$75 million permanent financing facility secured by the Ponte Vedra Inn & Country Club, a 300-acre luxury hotel and country club resort featuring multiple golf courses, restaurants and a spa, located along the Atlantic Ocean in Ponte Vedra, Florida
  • Representation of a lender in a US$80 million loan secured by the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago
  • Representation of a lender in connection with a US$320 million loan secured by a trophy office building in downtown San Francisco, California
  • J.D., Emory University School of Law
  • B.A., Wheaton College


  • Chambers USA
    • Associates to Watch, Illinois Real Estate (2020-2023)

Chambers USA has included Jon among their list of "Associates to Watch" for four consecutive years. Chambers noted that Jon "runs very complicated, large financings single-handedly," with interviewees stating that "Jon's attention to detail, problem-solving and responsiveness are superb" and that "he is conscientious, pleasant and sensible."

Pro Bono

Jon has experience representing charitable organizations in connection with their incorporation and filing for tax exemption with IRS, having successfully achieved federal tax-exempt status for many new non-profits.

Prior Experience

Prior to beginning his legal career, Jon worked in acquisitions roles at two Chicago-based real estate investment and private equity firms and was involved in the acquisition of over $250 million of real estate assets.