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
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Profile

Lewis Kneib, Co-Chair of the firm's Los Angeles Corporate Department, focuses his practice 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 focuses on:

  • 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

 

Experience

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Unites 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 11, 2016
Recognized as “outstanding in his ability to immediately solve problems and to think creatively around strategic scenarios.”Chambers USA 2019
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • New York
Education
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • BBA, University of New Mexico, 2001
Industries
  • REITs
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Healthcare Services & Providers
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity