Meet the Founder

John Galley


For decades, John Galley was a licensed Real Estate Attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin. He is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth and received his law degree from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law.

A Starker Exchange legal writing assignment in law school marked the beginning of his interest in 1031 Exchanges. And this eventually led to the formation of his 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediary Company.

Specific Exchange Credentials

  • Has acted as a Qualified Intermediary for decades doing thousands of 1031 Exchanges.
  • Schooled by the two lawyers who wrote the 1991 Exchange regulations for the IRS and Treasury Department.
  • Charter Member of the Midwest Chapter of the national Federation of Exchange Accommodators (FEA).
  • Faculty for State Bar CLE presentations.
  • Exchange Presentations on behalf of eight State Bar Associations.
  • Featured Exchange Presentations at several American Land Title Association (ALTA) annual conventions.
  • Consultant and Expert Witness for 1031 Exchange lawsuits.
  • Published Exchange Articles in Title News (the official publication of ALTA), the Illinois Real Estate Journal, the Maine Lawyers Review, the Maine Business Monthly, and a published interview in Lawyers Weekly USA.