DLA Piper LLP (US)

REITs Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Serves as formation, securities and tax counsel for numerous prominent players in the field of both nontraded and exchange-listed REITs. Clients benefit from the transactional insight of its renowned national real estate practice. The firm's client base includes institutional investors, operators and owners of real estate, and private equity funds. Exhibits a particularly strong presence in work pertaining to Regulation A and SEC-qualified REIT offerings.

Strengths Clients remark that DLA Piper fields a "a stellar team; they really care, have concern for our success and are very pragmatic."

Work highlights Acted for STAG Industrial in its $600 million at-the-market offering.

Notable practitioners

Clients state that
Kerry Johnson
is "highly intelligent" and "extraordinarily knowledgeable about REIT law and securities law." She frequently handles M&A and securities offerings involving publicly traded REITs.


Robert Bergdolt
is described by sources as "an extremely good lawyer who is very knowledgeable." He is recognized for his comprehensive expertise in matters involving publicly registered, non-exchange traded REITs.


Robert LeDuc
's REIT tax capabilities include the handling of M&A and debt and equity offerings. Sources characterize him as "an outstanding practitioner" and "an excellent REIT tax lawyer who is very practical."