John Jacobsen



John Jacobsen is an Associate at Arnold & Porter, where he focuses on real estate and hospitality. He has experience representing clients on a variety of real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, development, joint ventures, management agreements, and the leasing of commercial properties with a particular focus on hotel real estate assets. Mr. Jacobsen has assisted real estate funds, developers, lenders, and institutional and non-institutional investors with their real estate needs.

Before attending law school, Mr. Jacobsen was an acquisitions associate at a private equity real estate investment firm and participated in the acquisition of over US$3.5 billion of commercial real estate assets.



Currently Teaching



Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law 2011
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies 2011
  • BS, Cornell University 2005 (with distinction)