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“Latham has an excellent national REIT practice spanning both the East and West Coasts.” — Tier 1, Capital Markets: REITs, Chambers USA 2011


Latham offers clients a robust transactional practice that works closely with first-class tax and real estate lawyers, delivering seamless service and counsel across all elements of REIT work.

Helping to Transform an Industry

Latham & Watkins is a leader on Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) transactions, handling all aspects of a REIT's formation and operation. Having advised on the market-changing Kimco REIT conversion and IPO in 1991, Latham’s lawyers have remained at the cutting-edge of this sector ever since, working on many of the most prominent and sophisticated deals in the market.

Comprehensive Coverage in REIT Matters

Latham lawyers advise on REIT matters from cradle to grave, and readily execute:

Latham’s capabilities extend to advising:

  • Equity REITs and mortgage REITs
  • NYSE-listed REITs
  • Private REITs, including those used in joint ventures and investment funds
  • SEC-registered non-traded REITs
Contact the REIT Industry Group

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