John Stern

John Stern

John Stern
+1 617 570 1123

John Stern is a counsel in Goodwin’s Tax group. His practice focuses on federal income tax issues arising with the organization and operation of private investment funds, complex joint ventures, public and private REITs, partnerships with tax-exempt, domestic and non-US investors and other collective investment vehicles.  He also advises clients on a variety of real estate and real estate related transactions as well as corporate and partnership acquisitions, dispositions, offerings, restructurings and other transactional matters. He joined the firm in 2015.

Areas of Practice

Professional Activities

John is a member of the Boston Bar Association. 

Professional Experience

While attending law school, John was a Senior Editor of the Boston College Law Review, a tutor in the Academic Support Program, and a teaching assistant.




Boston College Law School

(summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)

MA, MPhil

Yale University


Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

(summa cum laude)


Dartmouth College

(cum laude)



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

John received the Dean Dennis Dooley Award for outstanding scholarship average in his first year of law school, and in his graduating class.