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John T. Kontrabecki

John T. Kontrabecki

Commercial Real Estate Mediator, Advisor and Transactional Consultant
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Real Estate Law, Construction Law...
  • California, Illinois
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Accomplished attorney and financier with over 30 years of experience advising companies in commercial real estate transactions, including legal entity formation, joint ventures, property acquisitions and sales, due diligence, land use planning and entitlements, secured and unsecured financing, construction contracts, litigation and arbitration.

Transaction oriented with significant experience in a wide range of commercial contracts, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, development agreements, construction contracts, public utility agreements (including service design, installation and power purchase), vendor agreements, service contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, real estate leases, secured and unsecured financing loan agreements, etc. Adept at working collaboratively and effectively with business principals and counsel on large scale real estate development projects to review relevant legal issues and to facilitate transactions to completion.

Skilled in business entity governance and general corporate matters, including entity formation and dissolution, corporate restructuring, planning and conducting shareholder meetings, drafting and maintaining corporate records and preparing required governmental filings.

Strong experience in both domestic and international real estate financing transactional practice. Extensive financing deal structuring and due diligence experience including reviewing and evaluating contracts, assessing property rights, determining necessary consents and notices, reviewing and negotiating closing documents and managing closings.

Adept at banking and financing matters, including reviewing and negotiating standard documentation for secured and unsecured lending transactions, including project financing, operating lines of credit secured by collateralized asset pools and municipal financing for infrastructure improvements.

Accomplished mediator.

Cornell University
MBA (1977) | Finance and accounting
Cornell University
J.D. | Business law
Cornell University
B.A. (1973) | Government, history and economics
Professional Experience
President and General Counsel
TKG International
- Current
Founder, president and general counsel of commercial real estate investment, development and consulting firm.
Chief Financial Officer
Berg & Berg Developers
CFO of Silicon Valley Based Industrial Real Estate Development Company.
Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank
Real Estate Industries Group financier.
Associate Attorney
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Real estate practice including land use planning, construction and secured financing.
Real Estate Broker
California Department of Real Estate
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 95398
Cornell Real Estate Council
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Urban Land Institute
American Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Construction Law
  • Landlord Tenant
Additional Practice Area
  • Land Use Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
PO Box 29263
San Francisco, CA 94129
Telephone: (415) 416-6860