Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Partner John P. McNearney has been appointed Group Chair of the Real Estate Financing Group of the American Bar Association. McNearney is the Real Estate Development Department Co-Chair in the firm’s downtown St. Louis office.
McNearney states that he will be “responsible for the activities of five committees of the ABA: Mortgage Lending, Securitized Finance, Construction Lending, Foreclosures and Workouts, and Opinion Letters.” The group and committees assist with financing techniques that involve real estate as collateral. The group presents instructive programs and generates written materials to educate attorneys on real estate finance, as well.
The American Bar Association is a professional association that provides law school accreditation, legal knowledge, and strives to better the legal system. The ABA’s mission is to represent the legal profession by serving the public and aiding lawyers by promoting and giving value to honesty in law.
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Law, a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and voted as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer three years in a row, McNearney earned his J.D. (1983) from Northwestern University and his B.A. (1979) from the University of Virginia. He has been a member of the ABA since 1987 and has held the title of Group Vice Chair of the Real Estate Financing Group and Chair of the Workouts and Foreclosures committee. McNearney says he feels that this position as Group Chair of the Real Estate Financing Group is “a great opportunity to increase [his] involvement in important issues of commercial real estate finance on a national level.”