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John Hamilton
John Hamilton
 
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John.Hamilton@WoodenMcLaughlin.com
(317) 860-5361 (Direct)

211 North Pennsylvania Street
One Indiana Square, Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Denise Rodgers
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Education
Davidson College, B.A. – 1986
Washington & Lee University, J.D., cum laude – 1993
(i) Washington & Lee Law Review, Editor
(ii) Recipient of the American Jurisprudence award for Contracts
(iii) Authored a note published in the Washington & Lee Law Review, 49 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1557 (1992)
Admitted to the Bar 1993 – Virginia
Admitted to the Bar 1996 - Indiana
Personal
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1963
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John W. Hamilton
Partner

John’s focus is primarily the representation of institutional investors, commercial banks, finance companies and private developers with respect to a myriad of real estate-related issues; in particular, the representation of lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions.  John also represents commercial developers in the acquisition, sale and leasing of real estate.  John has substantial expertise with regard to tax credit, bond, TIFF and other government-sponsored subsidy programs.

John has been listed annually by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the State of Indiana and as a Best Lawyer in America ®.  John is recognized nationally as an expert on multi-family lending and subsidy programs and regularly consults with borrowers and lenders in this area.

Prior to joining Wooden & McLaughlin LLP, John was an Assistant Vice President of SunTrust Bank and focused upon commercial lending for retail centers, residential developments, and resort developments.

Representative Transactions

  • Closed a $100,000,000 portfolio of multi-family high rise apartments
  • Closed over $2,000,000,000 in multi-family construction and acquisition refinance projects over the last 24 months

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John W. Hamilton - Partner

Practice Areas
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Mortgage Banking & Brokerage
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Zoning & Land Use
Industries Served
  • Financial Institutions & Services
  • Multi-family & Affordable Housing
  • Real Estate Construction & Development
Professional Profile

John’s focus is primarily the representation of institutional investors, commercial banks, finance companies and private developers with respect to a myriad of real estate-related issues; in particular, the representation of lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions.  John also represents commercial developers in the acquisition, sale and leasing of real estate.  John has substantial expertise with regard to tax credit, bond, TIFF and other government-sponsored subsidy programs.

John has been listed annually by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the State of Indiana and as a Best Lawyer in America ®.  John is recognized nationally as an expert on multi-family lending and subsidy programs and regularly consults with borrowers and lenders in this area.

Prior to joining Wooden & McLaughlin LLP, John was an Assistant Vice President of SunTrust Bank and focused upon commercial lending for retail centers, residential developments, and resort developments.

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Admitted to the Indiana Bar
Education
  • Davidson College, B.A. – 1986
  • Washington & Lee University, J.D., cum laude – 1993
  • (i) Washington & Lee Law Review, Editor
  • (ii) Recipient of the American Jurisprudence award for Contracts
  • (iii) Authored a note published in the Washington & Lee Law Review, 49 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1557 (1992)
  • Admitted to the Bar 1993 – Virginia
  • Admitted to the Bar 1996 - Indiana
Professional Associations & Achievements
  • John regularly lectures on a variety of real estate topics including:
    • Annual Real Estate Institute (2008 - Present)
    • Financing the Deal (2005)
    • Insurance Issues in Commercial Real Estate Lending (2003, 2005 and 2008)
    • Co-Lending and Participation Arrangements (2003)
    • Equal Credit Opportunity Act (1995)
  • Listed by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the State of Indiana
  • Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2008 - 2016 in the field of Real Estate Law
  • Indianapolis and Indiana State (Member, Section on Business Law) Bar Associations
  • Mortgage Bankers Association

Representative Transactions

  • Closed a $100,000,000 portfolio of multi-family high rise apartments
  • Closed over $2,000,000,000 in multi-family construction and acquisition refinance projects over the last 24 months

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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Personal
  • Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1963

Practice Areas
Banking & Financial Institutions
Commercial Real Estate Leasing
Mortgage Banking & Brokerage
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Finance
Zoning & Land Use
Industries Served
Financial Institutions & Services
Multi-family & Affordable Housing
Real Estate Construction & Development
Bar & Court Admissions
Admitted to the Indiana Bar
Professional Associations & Achievements
John regularly lectures on a variety of real estate topics including:
  • Annual Real Estate Institute (2008 - Present)
  • Financing the Deal (2005)
  • Insurance Issues in Commercial Real Estate Lending (2003, 2005 and 2008)
  • Co-Lending and Participation Arrangements (2003)
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act (1995)
Listed by Chambers USA as one of the leading real estate attorneys in the State of Indiana
Included in "The Best Lawyers in America" ® 2008 - 2016 in the field of Real Estate Law
Indianapolis and Indiana State (Member, Section on Business Law) Bar Associations
Mortgage Bankers Association