“He has terrific command of transactions, he’s incredibly commercial, very proficient and a real pleasure to work with.”
Chambers USA 2022
“Lewis is responsive, incredibly knowledgeable and his vast industry experience was amazingly helpful.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He has been helpful to use in looking forward and driving execution.”
Chambers USA 2021
“I would say he's extremely responsive, really confident and has a very strong reputation.”
Chambers USA 2021
Next Generation Partner – Real Estate: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
The Legal 500 US 2022
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
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
Dreamscape Entertainment Integrated Resorts, Inc.
Dreamscape Entertainment Properties, Inc.
Essential Properties Realty Trust, Inc.
Guild Holdings Company
JBG Smith Properties
Linwork Properties SOCIMI, S.A.
MGM Growth Properties LLC
National Storage Affiliates Trust
Phillips Edison & Company, 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.
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.
JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2005 summa cum laude
Multidisciplinary deal team led by members of the firm’s M&A Practice and REITs Industry Group advised Simon, a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations.
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