Gerald V. Thomas II, chair of McGuireWoods’ Tax & Employee Benefits Department, has been
selected for another term as leader of the Real Estate Investment Trusts
(REIT) Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property,
Trust and Estate Law.
The committee focuses on real estate, tax and securities issues related to
REITs and provides programming and publications for section members. The
committee also examines the use of REITs in private equity funds, foreign
investment in U.S. real estate and capital-raising efforts. Thomas will
begin his new term as committee chair on Sept. 1.
“This is a fitting recognition of Gerald’s impressive contributions in the
field of tax law and the high regard in which he is held nationally,” said
J. Tracy Walker IV, McGuireWoods’ managing partner.
Thomas focuses his practice on complex transactional tax matters and has
represented numerous REITs in public offerings, joint ventures, and mergers
and acquisitions totaling billions of dollars. He is sought out by media
for his insights on REITs.
“I am honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of chairing this
group nationally and look forward to a productive year,” Thomas said.