John P. O'Neill is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office, where he is the practice group leader of the Boston Real Estate Group. He practices primarily in the real estate and real estate finance area. Mr. O'Neill is experienced in representing institutional and international investors in a variety of investment structures in the acquisition, financing and disposition of single-and multi-asset pools throughout the country. Mr. O'Neill regularly works with clients in structuring and negotiating joint venture agreements.

In addition, Mr. O'Neill has substantial experience in representing financial institutions and borrowers in real estate financing transactions for commercial, industrial, hotel and multifamily projects and has developed a particular expertise in advising clients in the defeasance process.

Mr. O'Neill also routinely represents tax credit investors and their advisors in modifications, dispositions and work-outs of existing transactions, with a focus on portfolio dispositions, acquisitions and financings.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, A.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Real Estate Finance Association 
  • National Multi Housing Council
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Real Estate Law, 2013-2020
  • The Legal 500 USA, Real Estate & Construction: Real Estate, 2012


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