Polsinelli’s national practice advising real estate investment trusts (REIT) comprises a multidisciplinary team of attorneys with significant experience in capital markets transactions; real estate transactional work; securities and corporate governance compliance counseling; and tax planning and structuring. The REIT group reflects the strategic enhancement of the firm’s strengths in two of its key focus areas, real estate and financial services, by the recent addition of attorneys with more than 40 years of combined experience advising REITs on their most critical capital markets, securities, tax and other strategic matters.
Attorneys in Polsinelli’s REIT practice have significant experience in structuring, forming and counseling REITs investing in a variety of real estate asset classes, including:
In addition, attorneys in the Polsinelli REIT group have represented REITs and their investment bankers in a full range of capital-raising transactions, including:
- Initial public offerings
- Secondary offerings for significant selling shareholders
- Follow-on offerings of common equity, including “at-the-market” continuous offering programs
- Serial public offerings of perpetual preferred securities
- Registered and Rule 144A offerings of debt securities
- Revolving credit facilities and term loans
- Structuring UPREITs and downREITs
- Establishing REITs for Foreign Investors and Sovereign Wealth Funds
Our real estate finance attorneys also have national experience in structuring, securitizing and servicing commercial loans and other assets, including in connection with commercial mortgage backed securitizations, collateralized debt obligations, and other asset backed securitization transactions. We have represented issuers, loan originators, loan sellers, conduits, master and special servicers, and investors in structured finance and secondary market transactions. Our work on a significant number of large, complex securitization and structured finance transactions, including over 300 CMBS transactions, and our strong presence in the capital markets allows us to help our clients take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges in all market conditions.