Real Estate Investment Trust

Woods Oviatt's Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Group has extensive experience in representing and advising public and private REITs as they navigate through complex corporate, securities, tax, real estate, and bankruptcy law issues. Our multidisciplinary practice combines technical knowledge with in-depth practical experience and includes real estate, business and finance, and tax attorneys.

We assist clients with:

  • Real property acquisitions, dispositions and leasing matters (including sale-leaseback and build-to-suit transactions) in the United States and Canada for various property types (including commercial real estate, multifamily and single-family homes).
  • Tax-deferred exchanges and UPREIT transactions
  • REIT formations and conversions, including through partnership roll-up transactions and corporate spin-offs
  • REIT mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions
  • Public offerings of securities, including IPOs, common and preferred stock, ATMs, as well as high yield and investment grade bonds; including convertible and exchangeable bonds
  • Private placement and PIPE transactions
  • Financing transactions, including secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset-level secured financing and securitizations
  • Investment fund structuring involving REITs
  • Ongoing company representation and REIT compliance issues

Real Estate Investment Trust Practice Leader