John G. Kelly
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
John G. Kelly is a shareholder of the firm and focuses his practice on general corporate law and real property law, including commercial real estate financing, acquisitions, sales and leasing, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kelly represents investors, lenders and developers in connection with their real estate investments nationwide. This representation has included transactions involving 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.
With respect to leasing, Mr. Kelly represents both landlords and tenants nationwide in substantial office, retail, industrial and government leasing transactions. Mr. Kelly’s lending experience includes the representation of 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.
Mr. Kelly’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, Mr. Kelly has represented business buyers and sellers in sophisticated asset purchase and stock purchase transactions as well as other mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kelly currently serves on the Editorial Board of Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy due to his knowledge and national experience in leasing matters. Prior to joining the board, Mr. Kelly regularly contributed to Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy and continues to contribute to other publications such as Virginia Builder Magazine and Real Estate Finance and Investment. Recent examples of published articles include: “Landlords’ Rights to Self-Help with Defaulting Tenants,” Real Estate Finance & Investment, June 18, 2012; “A Landlord’s Duty to Mitigate in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia,” Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy, October 2011; “Deed-in-Lieu Transactions,” Real Estate Finance & Investment, December 20, 2010; “EPA publishes final All Appropriate Inquiries Rule,” Virginia Builder, March 2006; “It’s time to remedy problems found in many purchase agreements,” Virginia Builder, March 2008; and “Averting foreclosure with a deed-in-lieu."
Mr. Kelly is actively involved in the community and is on the Board of Directors of Shelter House, Inc. which is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to serving homeless families in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is also on the Board of Directors of Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc., which is a foundation that devotes itself to providing housing and related services to low and very low income persons through ownership and/or management of housing projects.
Mr. Kelly is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a global trade association of the shopping center industry.
Before joining Bean Kinney & Korman as a shareholder, Mr. Kelly was an associate with the international law firms Holland & Knight, LLP and then Reed Smith, LP.