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Real Estate Investment Trusts

As a leading real estate law firm we are uniquely positioned to represent private and public real estate companies. We are particularly adept at representing real estate investment trusts (REITs) and the sponsors of such companies. We have represented or continue to represent nearly every institutional REIT and other major real estate-focused public company (e.g., investment banks, regional banks, developers, asset management companies, etc.) in connection with their day-to-day operations or corporate, real estatelabor or other transactional matters.

Our corporate, securities and tax attorneys regularly advise clients in the structuring, formation and organization of REITs, including private, public and non-traded public REITs. We offer our public clients a public company team with extensive experience advising clients on securities matters, including public offerings of securities, and federal and state disclosure laws and regulations. We work together to add value to a clients' business objectives and deliver legal services in the most cost-effective and responsive manner. Together, this cohesive team can service all of our client’s securities offering and disclosure legal needs in the form of integrated and practical solutions.

Our attorneys also have broad practical experience advising public companies on regulatory matters inherent in being a public company, including:

  • The organization of boards of directors
  • Audit, compensation, nominating, and corporate governance committees
  • Proxy solicitations and contests
  • Related party transactions
  • Director and auditor independence
  • Officer and director compensation
  • Codes of ethics and whistleblower policies
  • D & O insurance coverage
  • Insider trading policies and reporting of trades by insiders
  • Pension fund blackout periods
  • Rule 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Officer certification of periodic filings
  • Internal and disclosure controls review
  • Attestation of internal controls effectiveness