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Jack Thomas Cairns Jr

About Jack Cairns

About me

Real estate and business law counselor and hands-on “dirt lawyer” with over thirty years of diverse experience representing clients in the real estate, retail, hospitality, travel and aviation industries. Expertise in all aspects of real estate finance, workouts, bankruptcies, dispositions, acquisitions, development, subdivisions, construction, sales and leasing.  Extensive transactional and litigation experience including:


*   Developers’ counsel on over 50 major development projects, including office and industrial parks, shopping      centers, hotels, resorts, condominiums and apartments


*   Representation of both borrowers and lenders in scores of multimillion dollar financings of retail, office, industrial, hotel  and residential projects


*   Engagements as Special Real Estate Counsel to both debtors and creditors in contested bankruptcies


*   Recognized authority and sought-after lecturer on real estate workouts and foreclosures, leases,  subdivisions, condominiums, resort development, and hospitality and travel industry law


*   Lead counsel for purchasers in acquisition and financing of $70+ million resort/hotel portfolio


                *   Negotiation and documentation of hundreds of retail, office and industrial leases


*   U.S. General Counsel to world’s largest student travel company, with over 200 offices worldwide


         *   Extensive litigation and trial experience in federal, state and bankruptcy courts, including over 50 bench trials and 8 jury trials to verdict, many with millions of dollars in controversy