Lewis Kneib, Co-Chair of the firm’s Los Angeles Corporate Department, focuses 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:

  • 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 Corporation
  • CareTrust REIT Inc.
  • Chatham Lodging Trust, Inc.
  • Colony Starwood Homes
  • CyrusOne Inc.
  • DNEG plc
  • Dreamscape Entertainment Integrated Resorts, Inc.
  • Dreamscape Entertainment Properties, 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
  • Phillips Edison & Company, Inc.
  • RealD, Inc.
  • ROX Financial LP
  • SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. 
  • Spirit MTA REIT, Inc.
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.
  • Workspace Property Trust

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:

  • Agree Realty Corporation
  • 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.
  • INDUS Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Kilroy Realty Corporation
  • Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
  • Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
  • Safehold, 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.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York

Education

  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • BBA, University of New Mexico, 2001