John P. O'Neill is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office. He is the practice group leader of the Boston Real Estate Group and serves as co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Finance Team. 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, 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 multi-family 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.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, A.B.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Real Estate Finance Association, Board of Directors
  • National Multi Housing Council
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston's Future Leaders
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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