John Noell is a corporate and transactional attorney. In the course of his practice, John represents issuers in private placements of partnership interests, debt and common stock and sponsors of real estate investment funds for investment by institutional and other investors. In addition, he negotiates and structures joint-venture arrangements, and he represents buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions and mergers.
Chambers USA 2012 notes that John “has a God-given talent in negotiation, he sees both sides of the argument and is very persuasive.” Chambers USA 2004–2005 characterized John as "‘solutions-oriented' . . . [and] well versed in funds development, particularly in the real estate sector." He joined Mayer Brown in 1985, later leaving the firm to accept positions as General Counsel with JMB Institutional Realty Corporation (1990–1994) and, subsequently, with the Heitman Capital Management Corporation (1994–1997). John returned to Mayer Brown as a partner of the firm in 1997.