John P. McDonough

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John P. McDonough, a partner in the firm’s commercial real estate group, focuses his practice on office and retail leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, and real estate finance, including restructuring and workouts. He also has significant experience advising clients in construction, design-build, and other commercial matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, John spent nearly a decade as an attorney at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he represented the bi-state agency in a diverse array of real estate, construction and development matters. He also served as bond counsel for the agency, and worked extensively on the development of the World Trade Center and Transit Hub. 

Following his time at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, John served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City, where he regularly advised the City on commercial real estate and development matters. 

John received his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University.

John is an avid runner and has completed several marathons. He lives with his wife, Nicole, and their sons, Jack and Noah, in Montville, New Jersey.



Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D.
Northeastern University, B.A., summa cum laude


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