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Berliner Cohen Welcomes New Real Estate Associate John Whisman

August 14, 2017

Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce the arrival of John M. Whisman Jr. as an associate to its Real Estate Group. John’s practice primarily focuses on a variety of commercial real estate transactions, including leasing, development and finance.

Previously, John was a real estate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Prior to that time, he was a Commercial Underwriting Counsel at First American Title Insurance Company. John received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from San Francisco State University and his J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.

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Berliner Cohen’s real estate attorneys have been advising clients for over forty years. We began by representing some of Silicon Valley’s earliest developers with the development of concrete tilt-up buildings. Over the years, our real estate practice has grown, matured and evolved into one of the largest transactional real estate groups in Northern California. Our group has been involved in thousands of projects, both locally, the Central Valley, and throughout California, such as Santana Row and the San Jose Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles and the Paseo Nuevo Center in Santa Barbara. 

Today, we represent a wide variety of sophisticated real estate clients, including some of Silicon Valley’s largest and most active developers, technology companies, multinational corporations, housing developers, construction lenders, individual owners and investors, and nonprofit corporations.