John O’Laughlin joined the company’s predecessor in 2007 as its General Counsel. Since 2015, Mr. O’Laughlin has been serving as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Kairos and is responsible for overseeing all investment transactions and the compliance department. Mr. O’Laughlin’s exposure to a wide range of business operations as well as his litigation and transactional background provides the company with added advantages and insight into its legal matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O’Laughlin headed his own private practice focusing primarily on corporate and real estate litigation and transactions. From 1982 to 2004, Mr. O’Laughlin was a member at the law firm of Butterwick, Bright & O’Laughlin, Inc., serving as the firm’s managing partner from 1990 to 2004. Over his 40 years of practice, Mr. O’Laughlin has represented a broad spectrum of clients, including business owners, landowners and operators, developers, contractors, brokers, and agents in all aspects of the litigation process, including real property, construction, eminent domain, contract, and lease disputes. His experience extended to representing clients in real property transactions such as acquisitions, sales, commercial leasing, and development. In addition, he has negotiated, documented, and closed numerous loans secured by various types of real property including shopping centers, multifamily, and office complexes.
Mr. O’Laughlin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego, School of Law from which he graduated magna cum laude.