Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Led by Gerald Thomas, chair of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s REIT Committee, our team counsels public and private REITs throughout their life cycle, from formation to final divestiture.

McGuireWoods advises public and private REITs involving different asset classes, including office, industrial, retail, multifamily, hospitality, medical, mortgage, healthcare, specialty finance and others. The firm represents issuers, underwriters and financial institutions in raising billions of dollars in capital for real estate investment trusts through equity and debt offerings and lending transactions. McGuireWoods also has experience advising REITs in the acquisition, financing and disposition of their real estate assets. In addition, the firm advises real estate owners/operators, tax-exempt institutional investors, foreign investors and private equity funds in private REIT transactions.

McGuireWoods also has significant experience in using private REITs as part of the organizational structure of private equity funds to minimize taxes for foreign investors. Our tax lawyers also work closely with our nationally recognized McGuireWoods Consulting on legislative matters affecting REITs. In addition, our litigators have advised clients on indemnification and fiduciary duty issues for REIT directors and officers and various other litigation issues.