John S. Stolz Partner

New YorkNew Jersey
T 973.597.6228 | F 973.597.6229

John S. Stolz is a Partner in Lowenstein Sandler's Real Estate Practice Group. John represents a broad array of clients nationally in all facets of real estate, with a focus on complex transactions involving the acquisition, disposition and leasing of commercial properties, including multi-family projects. John also counsels borrowers in securing financing from institutional lenders, life companies and pension funds, and is well-versed in documenting securitized and insured financing arrangements through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and various HUD programs. His transactional background includes representing clients in connection with the purchase and sale of loans, including distressed debt, as well as forming joint ventures and coordinating the deployment of private equity alongside funds, REITs and other investors. John also regularly represents national restaurant franchisees in connection with site acquisition, store development, fee and leasehold financing and portfolio management.

In addition to his transactional practice, John represents real estate developers in both obtaining local land use approvals and navigating the complex regulatory framework related to environmental permitting, including wetlands, waterfront development and CAFRA permits. In his development practice, John regularly appears before local planning boards and zoning boards of adjustment, and has represented parties in both prerogative writ actions and administrative appeals in connection with either local land use approvals or permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. He also represents parties in the redevelopment context, including both redevelopers and objectors to redevelopment plans and related blight determinations, and has been involved in the planning and implementation of significant mixed use projects throughout the State.

Over the past several years and with the combined effort of Lowenstein Sandler's Tech Group, John has developed a niche practice in representing venture-backed companies negotiating leases in New York City's "Silicon Alley". Representation in this dynamic sector requires a sensitivity to the unique needs of emerging tech companies receiving their first capital raise, or evolving companies which are either growing out of their first space or making their final approach toward a big exit. By representing a wide range of virtual unknowns to household tech names, John has gained valuable insight into the life cycle of these companies, and their real estate needs at each stage of that cycle.

Representative Engagements

Represented a major geomarketing cloud technology company in connection with the lease of its corporate headquarters in NYC's Flatiron District (consisting of approximately 66,000 square feet).
Represented a national retailer and its affiliates in connection with the disposition of its national real estate portfolio.
Represented an operator of health care facilities in the disposition of a portfolio of five long term care facilities in Oklahoma.
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Other Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers (2009–2011) – Recognized as a "Rising Star."


Real Estate Leasing
Real Estate Newsletter, July 2012
Edward Hunter, John Stolz, Maureen Montague
Real Estate Lending
Real Estate Newsletter, July 2012
Edward Hunter, John Stolz, Maureen Montague
Absolute Assignment of Rents Does Not Always Bar Debtor's Use of Business Income for Reorganization Efforts
ABI Committee News - Real Estate Committee, August 2011
John Stolz, Wojciech Jung
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Press Mentions

John Stolz comments on the recent Supreme Court ruling in Iron Mountain Information Management Inc. v. The City of Newark which impacts whether or not commercial tenants are entitled to notice of a proposed blight designation under the provisions of New Jersey's Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. , , August 2010
Lowenstein Sandler's announcement of new Members of the Firm, David B. Haber and John S. Stolz, is highlighted. , NJBiz, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , February 2009

Related Areas

Real Estate


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 1997 ) , cum laude, Member, Seton Hall Constitutional Law Journal
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( B.A. , 1993 )

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey


  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Union Center National Bank, Advisory Board (2008-present)
  • National Association of Office and Industrial Properties (NAIOP)
  • Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
  • Homes Fit for Heroes Foundation, Secretary (2010)
  • ReCon Advisors - President (2007-present)
  • Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter - Board of Directors (2000 - 2006)
  • Lady Liberty Academy Charter School - Board of Trustees