King & Spalding LLP

REITs Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Displays skill in advising public and private REITs, US and foreign investors, and fund sponsors on transactions, with a particular affinity for the structuring of open and closed-end funds as private REITs. Benefits from strong ancillary knowledge of tax, restructuring, real estate and private equity. Work typically includes a variety of transactions, from fund formation and public offerings to mergers and acquisitions and the purchase of both individual assets and property portfolios.

Strengths Clients note that "the team provides efficient and effective results."

A source appreciates that "the team members are subject matter experts - the team is very pleasant to work with."

Work highlights Represented Americold Realty Trust in closing the acquisition of Lanier Cold Storage for a purchase price of $82 million.

Notable practitioners


Keith Townsend
's REIT practice is notable for its focus on formation and equity transactions. He is singled out as "a quality lawyer" by sources, who add that "he knows the area well."