John Cahill is the head of the Real Estate Finance practice group and a partner in the Real Estate Private Equity practice of Paul Hastings. Mr. Cahill divides his time between Hong Kong and New York. He is also a member of the Hospitality and Leisure practice group at Paul Hastings. He has extensive experience working with clients throughout the United States and Asia, including Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Korea.
Mr. Cahill represents major financial institutions, private equity funds and other institutional investors, in complex domestic and cross-border commercial transactions. His practice has concentrated on the representation of investment banks, insurance companies, private equity funds, development companies, other types of institutional lenders and venture capital firms in the formation of real estate private equity funds and raising equity and debt for such funds. In addition, his practice encompasses the development, acquisition and sale, finance, leasing, operation, management, licensing, branding, repositioning, workout and restructuring of hotels, condo-hotels, resorts and other hospitality, recreational and real estate-based entertainment properties for businesses in North America and Asia.
Mr. Cahill represents many investment banks, private equity funds and other institutional investors who are focused on structured finance transactions, including, without limitation, commercial mortgage backed securities, A/B note structures, repurchase agreements, corporate credit facilities, subscription lines of credit, mezzanine finance transactions, preferred equity investments, convertible debt transactions and commercial loans. In connection with his representation of private equity funds, venture capital firms and pension trusts, Mr. Cahill has done numerous joint ventures for the acquisition financing and development of commercial real estate projects in the U.S. and Asia with an emphasis on hotels and resorts.
Mr. Cahill has represented clients in transactions covering a wide variety of commercial properties throughout the United States and Asia. These properties have involved office towers, regional and super-regional shopping malls, hotels, casinos, resorts and large residential condominiums, and urban and suburban mixed-use developments.
Mr. Cahill began his law practice at Dewey Ballantine in the Corporate department and then joined Battle Fowler LLP in New York, where he was a partner prior to joining Paul Hastings.
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October 04, 2013
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October 02, 2012
Paul Hastings Represents ARCH Capital Management in Raising Over $400 Million for Fund II
September 28, 2012
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May 04, 2012
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April 05, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Tan-Eu Capital in Closing of US$400 Million Real Estate Private Equity Vehicle
March 25, 2011
Paul Hastings Awarded M&A and Real Estate Deal of the Year Awards
April 23, 2010
Top Performer in Private Equity Real Estate Awards
March 23, 2010
Asian Real Estate Investment Outlook - Top 5 Trends to Follow in 2015
January 15, 2015
Real Estate Finance & Investment Awards 2017
Real Estate Finance & Investment named Paul Hastings as "Law Firm of the Year for Fund Formation" in their 2017 Awards.
February 14, 2017
Recognized as PERE's Global Award Winner for Transactions and Fund Formation
Paul Hastings was named Asia Law Firm of the Year in both the Transactions and Fund Formation categories in the Global PERE Awards. The Firm also took second place in the North American Law Firm of the Year Fund Formation category; advised Arch Capital Management on its US$306.8 million capital raising, which was awarded Asia Capital Raise of the Year ; advised Deutsche Bank in connection with Blackstone Groups £480 million acquisition of Chiswick Park, which was awarded Europe Deal of the Year; and advised Mapletree Investments on its purchase of Festival Walk in Hong Kong, which was listed as one of the top three "Asia Deals of the Year."
March 05, 2012