John E Mcelhinney

Principal Attorney at  Law Office of Jack McElhinney

About John E Mcelhinney

An expert in real estate law, John E. McElhinney represents the clients of his law firm in Winchester, Massachusetts, in such legal matters as land-assembly, property acquisition, financing, and development. He successfully negotiates with local officials, landowners, and other involved parties to promote the completion of real estate transactions and developments. John E. McElhinney fosters positive outcomes for his clients via the oversight of efforts related to zoning, land use, real estate partnerships, and economic development.

Licensed to practice in Massachusetts since 1985, John E. McElhinney also oversees real estate law matters for development organizations owned by former Reebok president Paul Fireman and his wife Phyllis. He proved instrumental in the realization of programs that transformed brownfield, or under-utilized, properties into vital, revenue-generating residential and commercial projects. In addition, he serves as pro bono counsel for the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation. He facilitated a capital fundraising initiative on behalf of the organization that generated more than $200 million in private institutional capital to finance the subsidization of loans for affordable housing.
John E. McElhinney possesses more than 25 years of experience in real estate and environmental law. From 1998 to 2003, he handled all business and legal functions associated with property acquisition, capitalization, and development activities for a privately-held real estate portfolio owned by Willowbend Development, LLC. Worth approximately $2 billion, the assets he managed included commercial, hospitality, and residential projects.

As a Partner in Ropes and Gray, where he practiced from 1990 to 1998, John E. McElhinney supported the firm’s private equity and mergers and acquisitions practices. There, he represented landowners working toward the remediation of Superfund sites and those recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. John E. McElhinney graduated from Dartmouth College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Economics before completing his Juris Doctor at Harvard Law School.
In additon to his Winchester office, Jack maintains an office in Mashpee on Cape Cod to service his clients in Mashpee, Barnstable and Upper Cape Cod. To contact him regarding his services, call 1-617-816-4092.

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