John helped my husband and I do a very tricky 1031 tax exchange deal with the sale of our New York City co-operative apartment (NY uses only lawyers to do real estate deals, no title companies) and our purchase of a single family house in San Francisco. Not only did John help us with negotiating with the NY Agent for the buyer, our New York lawyer, the 1031 National Company, the SF Title Company, and the Los Angeles lawyer working for a family Estate, but also, he did it with humor, grace, and efficiency. I have recommended John to several friends here in San Francisco who have bought and sold properties with him. He is straightforward, honest, effective and very knowledgeable about the market. He is also very well regarded by his professional colleagues in San Francisco, which really helps his clients during the deal-making process.