Real Estate Investment Trusts
We offer our REIT clients one of the nation’s broadest and most experienced multidisciplinary legal services platforms serving the REIT industry. The practice is led by more than 25 nationally recognized lawyers from our Securities, Finance, Tax, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Environmental, and Labor and Employment practices. To address the myriad issues encountered by our REIT clients, we combine a very strong transactional practice providing counsel in general corporate matters, tax, finance, and securities with a nationally known real estate practice and highly valued expertise in executive compensation and employee benefits, environmental due diligence, and access to the premier labor and employment practice in the United States.
Our approach to serving our REIT clients is built on our commitment to assisting them achieve their business objectives. We offer innovative approaches anchored in deep experience and industry knowledge in addressing both the present and future challenges of our clients. Whether in corporate governance, ongoing acquisitions and dispositions of assets, or the structuring of financings, we bring insights to anticipating future transactions and preparing for the cyclical nature of the industry.
In addition to our national platform, we have a rapidly expanding international presence. With one of the largest U.S.–Japanese transactional platforms, through our joint venture with TMI Associates in Tokyo, we offer U.S. and Japanese clients an excellent resource in understanding the intricacies of international regulations affecting REIT transactions in both U.S. and Japanese jurisdictions.
The Morgan Lewis REIT practice handles all facets of REIT work, including structuring of the initial private or public REIT organization; structuring of partnerships; supporting all phases of REIT operations, such as UPREITs and DownREITS; mergers and acquisitions; private placements and public offerings; and subsequent financing transactions.