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 has ranked John as one of the top Corporate lawyers every year since 2004 characterizing him as "a very versatile lawyer who really understands business", "‘solutions-oriented' . . . [and] well versed in funds development, particularly in the real estate sector." John 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.

Spoken Languages

  • English


University of Notre Dame, BBA, cum laude

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD, cum laude
Editor-in-Chief, Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal


  • Illinois