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John Busey Wood

Partner at Akerman LLP
New York, New York
John is a Partner in the New York City office of Akerman LLP. John advises public and private companies on real estate acquisitions, facilities management, construction and development, commercial leasing, developable ground and master leasing, commercial property management, and litigation. John has national experience in developable land, improved property acquisitions and ground leasing, large scale retail and office developments, and leasing and management programs. John directed the legal team in a national portfolio acquisition program with a value in excess of $2 billion and participated in the development, leasing, and financing of over 4 million square feet of regional shopping malls and retail centers nationwide. John was noted in the New York Times as structuring and closing one of the largest leases of its kind in New York City of 2 million square feet. John is the senior author of the two volume National Commercial Leasing Treatise - Negotiating and Drafting Office Leases which is published by the American Law Journal Press and supplemented twice a year.

John is listed in Who’s Who in Real Estate, Who’s Who in American Law, 2nd and 4th editions, Who’s Who Registry of Global Business Leaders, 1993 and 1994 editions and New York Super Lawyers and has received the highest preeminent peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and was peer-nominated and elected an American Bar Foundation Fellow. John is a National Neutral Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and is also a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Broker in New York and Florida.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
American Bar Association Foundation, Peer Elected Fellow

The Legal 500 2012, Recommended for Real Estate

Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015, Listed in New York for Real Estate

Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated-Preeminent
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Good Guy Guaranties: Landlord Tenant Law Update, Hot Topics in Retail Leasing, Current Hot Topics in Lease Escalations: Avoid Theft by Additional Rentals


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Association Position
International Facilities Managers Association NYC Chapter, Member
Sons of the American Revolution Member
American Bar Association Fellow
American Bar Association - Commercial Leasing K-4 Committees Past Chair
Scottish Rite and Masonic Organization Member
Equestrian Club Estates POA Board Member and President
American Arbitration Association - National Neutral Arbitrator Commercial Panel MembersAmerican Arbitration Association - National Neutral Arbitrator Commercial Pane
American Management Association Member
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member
American Arbitration Association - National Neutral Arbitrator Commercial Panel - National Dispute Resolution Committee Co-Chair
Reformed Church in America, Commission on Judicial Business Member
Soldiers Sailors Airman and Marines Club Board Member and Assistant Secretary
Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants Member
National Eagle Scout Association Life Member
Equestrian Club POA Board Member; Past CEO
Boy Scouts of America Westchester Putnam Counsel Board of Advisors
Crozier Fine Arts Inc Board of Directors


School Degree Graduation Year
Washburn University School B.B.A 1973
University of Kansas M.B.A. 1975
Washburn University Law J.D. 1977

Contact Information

Akerman LLP

666 5th Ave Fl 20
New York, NY 10103