John Catalano has over 20 years of experience representing clients in commercial real estate and corporate transactions. In particular, his practice involves the acquisition, sale, financing, development and leasing of real estate assets, including office buildings, shopping centers, multifamily buildings, hotels, warehouse/industrial properties and mixed-use projects. Mr. Catalano’s recent experience includes: negotiating and closing the purchase of several high-rise office projects in Florida and Georgia, representing landlords in connection with the negotiation of anchor tenant leases with national grocery chains, preparing joint-venture agreements for multifamily development projects, finalizing a large land sale to a national housing developer, representing lenders in connection with loans secured by commercial shopping centers and industrial properties, and counseling restaurant ownership in connection with the sale nationally branded restaurants to a private equity group.
Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Catalano served as the head of the Real Estate and Hospitality Group at the firm of Lehtinen Schultz, PLLC, and previously as a partner at a national law firm with offices in Miami. He also served as in-house leasing and development counsel for a national property holding company, where he was responsible for a portfolio of over 1,500 commercial and retail properties.
While in law school, Mr. Catalano served as the Senior Editor of the Tulane Law Review, as well as a member of the Tulane International Journal of Comparative Law. He frequently lectures on commercial and restaurant leasing issues, and has taught continuing legal education on the subject to lawyers.
J.D., Tulane University School of Law
Cum Laude Certificate in E.U. Law, Università degli Studi di Siena
B.A., Political Science, Loyola Marymount University
District of Columbia