Commercial real estate lawyer LaVon M. Johns joins the firm’s business transactions practice as a partner and will lead the group in advising clients on a range of corporate and transactional matters.
Johns is an industry luminary best regarded for having a highly respected practice advising clients in complex commercial real estate and finance transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, leasing, and public/private partnership transactions. She is known for having served as lead real estate counsel to the City of Chicago in the privatization of assets, including Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge and Chicago Parking Garage System.
Beyond traditional transactional work, Johns is well versed in handling governmental incentive-based transactions using vehicles such as tax credits, TIF, LIHTC, and NMTC to achieve her clients’ goals. In addition to representing Fortune 100 companies, governmental agencies, and entrepreneurs, her practice also includes advising nonprofit and faith-based organizations on issues relating to federal and state law governance and compliance and crisis management issues.