Stradley Ronon represents real estate investment trusts (REITs) in a broad spectrum of sophisticated transactions, including:
- equity offerings
- joint ventures
- public offerings
- sale-leaseback arrangements
- takeover bids
We provide guidance on issues related to all types of commercial properties, including office, retail, hotels, industrial facilities, and mixed-use and residential properties.
Working collaboratively with our tax, corporate, securities and finance attorneys, our team of REIT advisers offer cost-effective, comprehensive counsel, advising on the full range of issues affecting our clients. These include REIT structuring, management, financing, and operations, as well as securitization, tax matters and concerns that arise in the course of issuing publicly traded and privately held securities.
We devise sophisticated tax-planning strategies, structuring real estate transactions to maximize their tax advantages and using common, preferred and convertible securities to structure acquisitions. We also regularly counsel clients on the use of securities as a form of currency when acquiring assets.
OUR Value-Added Services
Our attorneys assist with loan documentation and ensure that the interests of lender clients are protected. Further, we are experienced in advising on capital raises through public and private offerings and providing ongoing counsel to public companies regarding SEC disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters. Clients also call on us for counsel regarding day-to-day operational matters and for assistance in negotiating commercial leases, property management contracts and brokerage agreements.