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Event Date Tue Jan 11 EST (13 days ago)
Location Online
Region Americas

This full-day course was designed to equip practitioners and analysts with strategic, practical knowledge to remain competitive in this unique sector by providing dedicated professionals with up-to-date instruction in the field of real estate mergers and acquisitions and REITs.

Throughout 2021, professionals specializing in REITs saw dynamic economic market and legal changes in high-stakes real estate M&A causing many to rethink prior strategies and practice modules. In addition to COVID-19, the rise in ESG demands and changes in the SEC and IRS regulatory framework have all contributed to significant changes in principles of governance and timing of REIT transactions.

Because go-to legal advisors to sophisticated clients must be ready with proactive guidance and deep insight into industry factors including regulatory changes, no one practicing in the REITs space can afford to miss this program.

What You Will Learn?
• Market factors including COVID-19, ESG activism, and real estate development trends
• State of REIT governance and activism
• Current technology in deals
• Tax consequences of REIT distributions and spin-offs
• Changes in Delaware and Maryland law
• SEC disclosures, practice points
• • Impact of COVID-19 on business models and capital structures

Who Should Attend?
Real estate, corporate, tax, and restructuring professionals who must understand the complexities of REIT and M&A and capital markets transactions, including in-house counsel, practitioners, law and business professors, analysts, and financial and investment advisors, will benefit from this popular, instructional program.


2022 Speakers


John T. Haggerty
Partner and Co-Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

Robin Panovka
Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz


Julanne Allen
Principal, PwC

Cristina Arumi
Partner, Hogan Lovells (US) LLP

Jason Barnett
Vice Chairman and General Counsel, RXR Realty

Michael Bilerman
Managing Director, Citigroup, Inc.

David W. Bonser
Attorney, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Aneliya S. Crawford
Global Head of Activism & Defense, Managing Director, UBS Group AG

Samantha Sacks Gallagher
General Counsel and Secretary, VICI Properties

Lauren Goldberg
EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, VEREIT, Inc.

Christopher Green
Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

James J. Hanks, Jr.
Partner, Venable LLP

Jeffrey D. Horowitz
Managing Director, BofA Securities

Julian T. Kleindorfer
Partner, & Co-Chair, REIT Industry Group, Latham & Watkins LLP

Matthew J. Lustig
Chairman of Investment Banking, N.America; Head of Real Estate & Lodging, Lazard

Brandon J. Moore
Exec VP/Secy/Gen Counsel, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.

Edward S. Nekritz
Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, Prologis, Inc.

Sabastian V. Niles
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Chad D. Perry
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

Sherry Rexroad
Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary, STORE Capital

Edward M. Schulman
Executive Vice President-General Counsel and Secretary, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Kendal A. Sibley
Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

David P. Slotkin
Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Karen F. Turk
Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Benjamin R. Weber
Partner in the Commercial Real Estate Group, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Seth Weintrob
Managing Director and Global Head of Real Estate, Morgan Stanley