About John

John McBride is an attorney in Stoel Rives’ Real Estate group. His practice involves a range of real estate matters, including leasing, financing, acquisition, disposition, and development. He also provides useful counsel to renewable energy developers and landowners with respect to solar and wind projects. John began his career as a community banker and attributes his client-focused approach to his experience lending to small businesses.

Before joining Stoel Rives, John was an intern in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service (2020) and a judicial intern to Justice Andrea Masley of the New York Supreme Court – Commercial Division (2020).

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Renewable Energy

  • Conducted due diligence review of wind energy leases for a leading global renewable energy developer and turbine manufacturer.
  • Conducted site control due diligence study of 2000-acre solar project in Montana and Wyoming.

Lender Representation

  • Represented lender in $36 million loan secured by portfolio of 6 Class-A office buildings in California.
  • Represented lender in $8.5 million, $9.5 million, and $12.5 million loans secured by self-storage facilities across Southern California.
  • Represented lender in $6 million loan secured by warehouse in Oregon.
  • Represented lender in $1.8 million loan with revolving credit facility to transitional living community in Washington.
  • Represented lender in $7.5 million loan secured by warehouse in California.


  • Achieved county approval for creating new parcels while dividing privately held 50-acre family ranch in central Idaho.
  • Drafted Letter of Intent, purchase and sale agreement and conducted title review while representing buyer in acquisition of new construction office space in downtown Boise, Idaho.
  • Improved local renewable energy developer form lease through extensive reviews to ensure Idaho compliance.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Research Assistant, The George Washington University Law School, Federal Income Tax, 2021
  • Member, Idaho State Bar, Real Property Section, 2021–present

Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Idaho Black History Museum, 2021–present
  • Member, Boise Young Professionals, 2018–present
  • Member, Urban Land Institute, 2018–present
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