Lewis W. Kneib

  • Partner
  • Elewis.kneib@lw.com
  • 355 South Grand Avenue, Suite 100
  • Los Angeles, CA 90071-1560
  • USA
  • T +1.213.891.7339


Lewis Kneib, Co-Chair of the firm's Los Angeles Corporate Department, advises clients on corporate finance and company representation. Mr. Kneib is particularly skilled with transactions in the real estate, hospitality, gaming, and alternative asset management industries. Mr. Kneib's practice includes handling:

  • IPO and first-time issuer transactions
  • Registered equity and debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • Debt tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations
  • SEC reporting and corporate governance



In the corporate finance area, Mr. Kneib has represented issuers and investment banks in connection with numerous recent IPO and first-time issuer transactions, including those for:

  • American Homes 4 Rent
  • Ares Management, L.P.
  • CareTrust REIT Inc.
  • Chatham Lodging Trust, Inc.
  • Colony Starwood Homes
  • CyrusOne Inc.
  • Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Guild Holdings Company
  • InfraREIT, Inc.
  • JBG Smith Properties
  • Linwork Properties SOCIMI, S.A.
  • MGM Growth Properties LLC
  • National Storage Affiliates Trust
  • Spirit MTA REIT, Inc.
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.
  • RealD, Inc.

Mr. Kneib continues to be active on equity and debt offerings for many of the above companies and numerous other real estate, hospitality, gaming, and technology companies including:

  • Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance Inc.
  • Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation
  • Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Douglas Emmett, Inc.
  • Four Corners Property Trust, Inc.
  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
  • Simon Property Group, Inc.
  • TIER REIT, Inc.
  • T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • Westport Fuel Systems Inc.
  • Wynn Resorts, Limited

Prior to joining Latham in 2007, Mr. Kneib served as a law clerk to Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Paul J. Kelly, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kneib was a Certified Public Accountant in the assurance practice of KPMG LLP.

Thought Leadership

  • The Latham US IPO Guide -  July 31, 2020
“A terrific lawyer”
“Delves into the details, navigates complex problems and presents solutions in a clear manner”Chambers USA 2020
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • New York
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • BBA, University of New Mexico, 2001
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • REITs
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity