“One of the best and most capable REIT lawyers in the market.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He is an excellent resource in the REIT space. From transactional capital markets to corporate governance, his expertise is extremely valuable.”
Chambers USA 2022
“Absolutely fantastic to work with; super responsive, business-focused and always helpful.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He's a top-quality lawyer, extremely good to work with and collaborative.”
Chambers USA 2021
“His particular strengths lie in being able to work on complicated transactions.”
Chambers USA 2021
“He is good at structuring and thinking through technically complicated situations.”
Chambers USA 2021
Hall of Fame – Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
The Legal 500 US 2022
Julian Kleindorfer is Global Co-Chair of Latham & Watkins' REIT Industry Group. He primarily advises on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general company representation. Mr. Kleindorfer brings significant experience to transactions in the real estate, hospitality, and gaming industries, including:
Registered equity and debt offerings
Public and private acquisition transactions
Board counseling and representation of special committees
REIT roll-up and IPO transactions
In the corporate finance area, Mr. Kleindorfer has represented numerous issuers and investment banks, including in many significant REIT IPO and first-time issuer transactions, such as those of:
American Assets Trust, Inc.
American Homes 4 Rent
Chatham Lodging Trust, Inc.
Colony Starwood Homes
Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
Douglas Emmett, Inc.
Essential Properties Realty Trust
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.
MGM Growth Properties LLC
MPG Office Trust, Inc.
National Storage Affiliates Trust
Rexford Industrial Trust, Inc.
Spirit MTA REIT, Inc.
Spirit Realty Corporation
Mr. Kleindorfer continues to be active on equity and debt offerings for the above companies and numerous other real estate and hospitality companies, and has advised on securities offerings raising in excess of US$100 billion in proceeds.
In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Kleindorfer has in recent years represented:
Nestlé Health Sciences in its acquisition of The Bountiful Company
The Special Committee of Brookfield Property Partners LP in the acquisition of the minority by Brookfield Asset Management Inc. for US$6.5 billion in cash, stock, and preferred stock
Ares Management in its acquisition of Black Creek, a non-traded REIT management platform
Ares Management in its US$2.9 billion acquisition with Pretium Partners, of Front Yard Residential, a home rental company
Ares Management in its joint venture with Pretium Partners
Cole Office & Industrial REIT II in its US$4.9 billion merger with Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT
Invitation Homes in its agreement to form a US$375 million venture with Rockpoint Group
Nestlé in its sale of the Buitoni pasta brand to Brynwood Partners
Cole Office & Industrial REIT II in its terminated US$5.9 billion merger with CIM Real Estate Finance Trust, Inc.
Simon Property Group in its US$3.4 billion acquisition of Taubman Centers, a real estate investment trust, and acquisition of an 80% stake in Taubman Realty Group
Digital Realty in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of InterXion Holding, a European colocation and data center services provider
Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.4 billion sale of its North American Data Center Portfolio to Mapletree Investments
Eastdil Secured Management in its management-led buyout from a multinational financial institution
Digital Realty in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of Ascenty Data Centers e Telecomunicacoes, the premier Brazilian data center provider
Digital Realty in its US$1.2 billion joint venture with Brookfield Infrastructure to invest in Ascenty Data Centers e Telecomunicacoes
Spirit Realty Capital in its US$3 billion taxable spin-off of Spirit MTA REIT
Nestlé in its strategic investment Before Brands
Spirit Realty Capital in its US$2.7 billion asset sale by SMTA REIT
Kennedy Wilson in the sale of Meyers Research's business
Nestlé USA in its acquisition of Blue Bottle Coffee
Nestlé USA in its acquisition of Chameleon Cold Brew
Digital Realty in its US$7.6 billion acquisition of Dupont Fabros Technology
Phillips Edison in its US$6.3 billion merger with Phillips Edison Grocery REIT II
Phillips Edison in its US$1 billion sale of its real estate assets to Phillips Edison Grocery Center Operating Partnership
Guidance Software in its US$350 million sale to Open Text Corporation
Sentio Healthcare Properties in its US$825 million sale to Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
InvenTrust Properties Corp. in its spin-off of Highland REIT to its shareholders
Xenia Hotels & Resorts in its spin-off of US$4 billion in full service hotel assets from Inland American Real Estate Trust
Westwood Financial Corporation in its private roll-up of 80 retail properties with a value in excess of US$1.2 billion
Primary Provider Management Co., a management service organization, in its sale to Clayton, Dublier & Rice, a private investment firm
LifeStorage in its US$1.35 billion sale to Sovran Self Storage
Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx
Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Attero Staffing
Hudson Pacific in its acquisition of a US$3.7 billion portfolio from The Blackstone Group
The Special Committee of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II in its US$4 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
Nestlé USA in the sale of its PowerBar Business to Post Holdings, Inc.
Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft in its sale of Windsor Health Group, a managed healthcare service provider, to The WellCare Management Group
InvenTrust Properties Corp. in the sale of its net lease portfolio to affiliates of AR Capital for US$1.9 billion
Kennedy Wilson, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of a real estate loan pool from the Bank of Ireland
J.P. Morgan in connection with the merger of MAA and Colonial Properties Trust with a transaction value of US$8.6 billion
MPG Office Trust, Inc. in its merger with an affiliate of Brookfield, with a transaction value of US$2.3 billion
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. in its US$7.4 billion merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II
Realty Income Corporation in its US$2.9 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust
Confie Seguros in its sale to an ABRY partners fund
Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Advantage Resourcing US and Europe for US$410 million
Recruit Co. in its acquisition of Staffmark Holdings for US$295 million
The special committee of CNA Surety Corporation in connection with the purchase by CNA Financial Corporation of the minority interest in CNA Surety for US$475 million
American Assets Trust, Inc. in its roll-up acquisition of more than US$1.7 billion in real estate assets
Health Net, Inc. in the sale of its Northeast business to Oxford Health Plans, LLC for more than US$600 million
Nestlé USA in its purchase of Kraft’s North American pizza business for US$3.7 billion
Adecco SA in the acquisition of MPS Group, Inc. for US$1.3 billion
Pathmark Stores in its sale to The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. for US$1.3 billion
JD, Yale Law School, 1994 Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of International Law
BA, Yale University, 1990 summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar
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