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John M. RatinoJohn M. Ratino

(202) 721-6381
jratino@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (202) 263-0510
Washington DC
1999 K Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC
20006
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Ratino, John M

Education
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1984

University of Maryland, B.S., 1978
Admissions
District of Columbia

Maryland

Overview

The commercial real estate and hospitality industries turn to John Ratino on matters involving real estate capital markets, investment trusts, joint ventures, financings, development, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and workouts, in addition to traditional business transactions. John is Co-Chair of the firm's Hospitality & Recreation industry group. Chambers USA recognizes John as "very experienced, business-minded, responsive and resourceful."  Chambers continues, "John is always thinking a couple of step ahead."

John is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Representative Experience

  • Represent client in reorganization and recapitalization of $1.2 billion Class A office property portfolio.
  • Negotiate joint venture to acquire billion dollar hotel property portfolio.
  • Extensive experience in the hospitality industry, involving hotel acquisitions, dispositions and financings, management and franchise agreements, and public offerings.
  • Advise real estate investment trusts as well as other public and private companies with regard to their acquisitions, dispositions, financings and development projects.
  • Counsel clients across all areas of the commercial real estate industry, including, hospitality, resort, multi-family, office, industrial, and specialized use properties.
  • Represent clients with regard to tax-deferred real estate transactions, including operating partnership unit transactions and Section 1031 exchanges.
  • Negotiate joint venture agreements between numerous public and privately held companies. Significant experience with regard to corporate real estate restructurings.
  • Represent syndicators, sponsors and investors in low-income housing tax credit and historic rehabilitation tax credit transactions, consisting of both single property investments and multifamily funds.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
  • "America's Leading Business Lawyers," Chambers USA 2011-2015
  • "Stars of the Bar," Biennial List of Washington's Best Lawyers, The Washingtonian, 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer-Review Rated AV Preeminent®
    • Top Rated Lawyer in Banking and Finance Law, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2017
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, 2013-2014
Speaking Engagements
Press Releases
num: 16
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Continues DC Office Expansion: Firm continues to hire from AmLaw200
publicationsArticles: Goulston & Storrs Snags Hunton & Williams Real Estate Team
pressReleases: Chambers USA Ranks Goulston & Storrs in Multiple Practice Areas
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Fields Five Named 2013 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Nets 33 Lawyers, 7 Practice Areas in 2013 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Names John Ratino Co-Chair of Hospitality & Recreation Group
pressReleases: Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2014 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: John Ratino Elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Expands Practice Recognition in 2014 Chambers USA Rankings
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs’ Richard Zielinski Named 2015 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Legal Malpractice Law and Michael Robinson Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Real Estate
pressReleases: 2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
publicationsArticles: Accessing International Equity: A Primer on Private REITs in the Hotel Industry
pressReleases: Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2016 Super Lawyers in Washington
pressReleases: UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
pressReleases: Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
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August 2015
Washington, DC Litigation- Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Maureen E. Dwyer and Land Use and Zoning "Lawyer of the Year" Phil T. Feola Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2017
June 2016
UPDATE: 2016 Chambers USA and New High Net Worth Guides Recognize Ten Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 34 Leading Individual Lawyers
April 2016
Four from Goulston & Storrs Named 2016 Super Lawyers in Washington
August 2015
Boston Land Use and Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" Matthew J. Kiefer Among 42 Goulston & Storrs Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2016
May 2015
2015 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Nine Market-Leading Goulston & Storrs Practices and 31 Leading Individual Lawyers
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