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John D. Muir

Washington, DC Office

John D. Muir, co-chair of Katten’s Washington, DC Real Estate practice, focuses his practice on real estate investments, joint ventures and commercial financing transactions. He represents national institutional investors and asset managers as well as regional investor groups and individual owners in a wide range of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and financings of office buildings, hotels, shopping centers, multifamily residential projects and mixed-use development projects. He counsels national and international lenders in senior and mezzanine acquisition, construction and bridge loans and refinancings of all real estate asset types across the country. In addition, John works with clients in the formation of real estate investment funds.

He advises clients on the acquisition of distressed hotels and multifamily apartment projects and distressed real estate asset management issues, loan workouts, restructurings and enforcement proceedings on behalf of commercial lenders, investors and borrowers. Investment funds and developers benefit from John’s general advisory services.

John is the recipient of the District Alliance for Safe Housing 2011 Pillar Award, which recognizes community partners for their outstanding service to the organization. 

Shown below is a selection of John’s engagements.


Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2018–2019
John D. Muir


  • JD, Brooklyn Law School
  • BA, Vanderbilt University

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • New York


Best Lawyers in America
Real Estate Law, 2018–2019
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