John Sullivan has a broad-ranging practice that encompasses all aspects of commercial real estate, with a particular emphasis representing public and private pension plans, opportunity funds, investment advisors and non-US investors in equity, debt, hybrid and joint venture transactions throughout North America.

John is very familiar with UBTI, VCOC and REOC issues faced by tax exempt and benefit plan investors and with the tax and regulatory issues faced by non-US investors.

A significant portion of John's practice involves representing institutional investors in real estate joint ventures, including development and strategic or platform joint ventures. He has significant experience representing US fund sponsors of US real estate funds. He also has substantial experience representing both lenders and borrowers in complex real estate loan workouts and restructurings throughout the US.

In addition to being chair of the US Real Estate practice and co-chair of the Global Real Estate Practice, John is a member of DLA Piper's US Executive Committee and Policy Committee.