John I. Cadwallader

Columbus
T 614.559.7212
F 614.464.1737
10 West Broad Street
One Columbus Center, Suite 2300
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3484

John is a member of Frost Brown Todd and his practice areas are concentrated in the areas of commercial real estate, corporate and business transactions. He serves as general outside legal counsel to a variety of public and privately held businesses both regionally and across the country. He is regularly involved in structuring and negotiating the sale and acquisition of a wide range of businesses, both at the entity level as well as at the asset level, serving as the lead lawyer for the Frost Brown Todd team.

John has maintained a national real estate practice representing commercial, shopping center and apartment developers, owners of commercial office buildings, REITs, national hotel chains, department stores and in-line mall tenants. He regularly represents clients in the development, acquisition, leasing and financing of real estate projects across the country, handling all facets of the legal work from negotiating the development documents to the institutional or securitized loans used to finance the developments. John has also had extensive experience in representing lenders, and his background as developers’ counsel has made him well suited in representing lenders on real estate and commercial loan transactions.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Real Estate, 2005-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 1995-present
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-present
  • International Who's Who Legal for Real Estate Lawyers 2012-present
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, 2003-present
  • The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate, Executive Committee, 2013-present
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member of the ICSC U.S. Law Conference Planning Committee
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Chair of the Section Governing Council, former Vice Chair and Secretary of the Council, and former Chair of the Legislative Review Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Real Property Committee, Member; Business Law Committee, Member
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Member

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • US Bank Columbus Region Advisory Board, Member
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Board of Trustees; Member, Finance Committee
  • University of Chicago Divinity School Visiting Committee, Member

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Co-Author and Speaker: "Renovating and Expanding Existing Regional Shopping Centers"
 1999 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker: "Retooling REA’s: Evaluation of the Critical Elements of the Typical REA"
2001 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker: "Expansions: Breathing New Life into Old Shopping Centers"
2003 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Regional Law Conference

Contributing Author: "Renovating and Expanding Existing Regional Shopping Centers"
ICSC Leasing Law Handbook Crafting Lease Clauses, Volume III, 2003 

Co-Author and Speaker:  "Re-Development of Shopping Centers - Trends in 2006"
2006 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker:  "The ABCs Of Redeveloping Existing Shopping Centers"
2008 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker:  "Help! My Shopping Center Has Fallen and Can't Get Up!"
2009 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Author and Speaker:  "Are You Aware of Certain Ohio and Federal Requirements for Transactions Involving a Foreign National?"
2008 Ohio State Bar Association

Author and Speaker:  "Alternatives to Conventional Financing"
2008 Ohio State Bar Association Sixteenth Annual Bradley J. Schaeffer Real Property Institute: Foreclosure Fallout

Co-Author:  "The ABCs of Redeveloping Existing Shopping Centers"
Probate & Property - A Publication of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, American Bar Association
September/October 2009 Vol. 23 No. 5

Co-Author and Speaker:  "Reinventing The Wheel:  Re-enginnering Existing Shopping Center Projects"
2010 American Bar Association 21st Annual Spring Symposia

Co-Author and Speaker:  "HELP! My Shopping Center Has Fallen and Can't Get Up - Dealing with the Troubled Center"
2010 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker: "Lease Guaranties and Other Collateral:  So You Really Thought You were Secured?"
2011 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker:   "Letters of Intent - Considerations For Leasing and Deal Transactions"
2012 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Co-Author and Speaker:  "So Your Anchor Has Closed...Now What?"
 2013 ICSC Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania Retail Development and Law Symposium

Author and Speaker:  "Drafting Exclusive Use Clauses in Retail Leases"
2013 ICSC U.S. Shopping Center National Law Conference

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Linda M. Schengeli
Email
T 614.559.7229
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