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F: 844-670-6009
T: 313-223-3160

Education

Michigan State University, James Madison College

B.A., 1993

Wayne State University School of Law

J.D., 1996
  • cum laude

Bar Admission

Michigan

John P. Gonway

Member

Overview

Mr. Gonway specializes in real estate, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, family offices and secured lending. His experience includes the acquisition, financing, construction, development and leasing of all types of commercial real estate (with particular expertise in multi-family housing), as well as the representation of clients in all aspects of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, including complex franchise acquisitions and private equity syndications.

In his Family Office practice, Mr. Gonway assists high net worth families, asset managers, and advisors in wealth protection strategies including strategic planning, due diligence, investment management, family philanthropy, office formation and operation, counseling clients on tax efficient structures and strategies for wealth management and wealth transfer.

Mr. Gonway received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Wayne State University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he received his undergraduate degree in Political Theory from James Madison College at Michigan State University, with additional studies in history and political economics. He is a member of the Real Property, Business Law and Taxation Sections of the State Bar of Michigan.

Prominent Assignments

Regional Lead for Multifamily Portfolio Acquisition with a Purchase Price in Excess of $1 Billion

Lead Attorney in Multi-State Franchise Acquisitions

Lead Attorney in Multi-State Industry Rollups

Lead Attorney for the M1 Concourse

Representative Clients

  • Atlas USA Holdings LLC
  • EventLink
  • EventMetric
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Harbinger Capital Advisors LLC
  • Ibis Investment Company
  • JetPack Marketing
  • Level One Bank
  • LinTech Global
  • M1 Concourse
  • Petzold Enterprises
  • Portable Storage Master Trust, a PODS Franchisee
  • TCF National Bank
  • Third Palm Capital LLC
  • Uniprop

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)