John D. Northup III


Practice Areas

Commercial Real Estate; Zoning/Land Use; Banking; Bankruptcy/Creditor’s Rights; Corporate; Commercial Litigation; Aviation

Education and Professional Background

  • University of Virginia, B.A.
  • University of Georgia, J.D.
  • University of Georgia, M.B.A.
  • Admitted to practice: Georgia and South Carolina

Activities and Affiliations:

  • Founding Member: Metropolitan Savannah Rotary
  • Board Member and Past President: University of Virginia Club of Savannah
  • Board Member: Alumni Board of Savannah Country Day School


John Northup has a diverse practice, focusing on commercial real estate, banking, corporate law, commercial litigation and aviation.

Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Northup worked as an attorney at Morris, Manning and Martin, LLP. He has extensive experience handling a wide range of matters for commercial banks and non-depository lenders, and also represents real estate developers in all aspects of their practice, including acquisition and development, zoning and land use, economic development, and commercial litigation. He also represents aviation clients in connection with the acquisition and dry leasing of aircraft. Prior to entering into private law practice, he was a vice president of a financial services-focused investment bank in Tampa, Fla., where he specialized in capital offerings and mergers and acquisitions for community banks and thrifts.

A Savannah native, Northup graduated from Savannah Country Day School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, and his law degree and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Georgia. Admitted to practice law in both Georgia and South Carolina, he is a founding member of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary, a board member and past president of the University of Virginia Club of Savannah, and a board member of the Alumni Board of Savannah Country Day School.


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