James Lobo joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 and practices in the real estate investments and transactions group. James represents institutional investors, private equity firms, developers and financial institutions in a range of complex transactions across the commercial real estate space, including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, joint ventures and repurchase facilities. James has also advised clients in the areas of land use and zoning, construction mitigation and leasing.
James maintains an active pro bono practice and routinely partners with GLAD to assist transgender clients in New England with legal name changes and gender marker updates.
- Represents several leading real estate investment trusts in the negotiation, formation and modification of master repurchase facilities, and the ongoing sales of mortgage and mezzanine loans thereunder.
- Represents an investment firm as capital partner in negotiating and implementing a complex joint venture platform, and the related acquisitions and financings of office and industrial facilities in California and Washington.
- Represented the real estate arm of a global investment firm in the sale of a multi-campus life science portfolio of 18 buildings in North Carolina’s Research Triangle.
- Represented a leading private equity firm in acquiring an initial portfolio and subsequent add-ons of fitness center franchises with gym locations across the southeastern United States.
- Represents the capital partner in a multi-tiered joint venture program focused on the acquisition, financing and construction of self storage facilities across the United States.
- “Vindicating the Vaccine: Injecting Strength into Mandatory School Vaccination Requirements to Safeguard the Public Health,” 57 B.C. L. Rev. 261 (2016)
- “Behind the Venire: Rationale, Rewards and Ramifications of Heightened Scrutiny and the Ninth Circuit’s Extension of Equal Protection to Gays and Lesbians During Jury Selection in SmithKline v. Abbott,” 56 B.C. L. Rev. E-Supp. 106 (2015)
- JD, Boston College Law School, 2016; articles editor, Boston College Law Review
- BA (Journalism; Latin American Literature & Culture), cum laude, New York University, 2011