John M. Trott
John is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Institutional Investor Team. He represents financial institutions, real estate developers and owners, and institutional investors in complex commercial real property acquisitions, dispositions and financings, and in restructuring the financial arrangements of troubled assets.
John joined RPTE as an associate to take advantage of the numerous opportunities for continuing legal education that RPTE provides. In addition to the educational programs provided by RPTE, he quickly realized that the Section provides invaluable opportunities to network and develop friendships with attorneys who practice throughout the country.
John currently serves as chair of the Workouts, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Committee of the Real Estate Financing Group and as an assistant editor of RPTE’s eReport. He was recently appointed an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission’s Drafting Committee on Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers. John has spoken at RTPE’s Spring Symposium and in eCLE presentations on issues relating to bankruptcy and acquisition of distressed debt.
In addition to his participation with RPTE, John is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has been voted a Super Lawyer in the practice of real estate law by his peers in the Southern California legal community. He received a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.P.A. and J.D. from Columbia University. John was admitted to practice in California in 1997.
John is native of Los Angeles and lives with his wife, dogs, and cats in Venice. In his spare time he enjoys classical music, running, cycling, and driving his Morgan Plus 8.