Johnny Carpenter - Senior Counsel

About Johnny

John A. Carpenter, Jr. (Johnny) joined Rosenberg Martin Greenberg’s real estate group in October 2012 from the Washington DC office of Locke Lord LLP. Johnny represents lenders in all facets of commercial financing, including, acquisition, construction, interim and conduit financing, loan assumptions and distressed asset workouts involving loan modification and restructure transactions. Johnny has particular experience representing institutional lenders in their capacities as lender and as agent for a lending syndicate, in loan facilities secured by hotel, multifamily, retail and office properties. Prior to joining Locke Lord, Johnny was an associate at the Washington DC office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Some of Johnny’s representative transactions and experience include:

  • Represented agent to a lending syndicate in a $405,000,000 syndicated construction loan facility involving 10 lenders for the renovation and expansion of a luxury hotel and conference center;
  • Represented agent/servicer to a lending syndicate in a $1,015,000,000 construction loan facility secured by an entertainment and retail center located in Meadowlands, New Jersey for the construction loan origination, construction-related loan servicing matters and leasing approvals, multiple loan restructure transactions and, ultimately, enforcement actions and post-enforcement REO asset management matters;
  • Represented lender in a $209,450,000 multistate loan portfolio involving the acquisition and interim financing secured by a portfolio of full-service and limited service hotels; and
  • Represented lender in the restructure and extension of an $111,490,000 multistate loan portfolio secured by a portfolio of full-service and limited service hotels.

Prior to attending law school, Johnny served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, H & S Co., 4th CEB in Baltimore, Maryland as a Field Wireman/Radio Operator from 1996 until 2000. Johnny is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


  • University of Baltimore, School of Law (JD, 2004)
  • University of Maryland, University College (BA, 1999)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (BA, 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court of Maryland


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