Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

From the Ground Up


Blank Rome’s attorneys understand the importance of REITs and have had years of experience counseling them in key areas, ranging from going public and mergers and acquisitions to tax planning and litigation.  We put together teams of attorneys from these practice areas—and, of course, real estate—to service REITs in all aspects of their business.  Blank Rome has been involved in several of the biggest REIT transactions in recent years.

Blank Rome attorneys have also provided tax planning for several REITs including structuring investments in “Up-REITs”.  We have also advised REIT clients on the tax consequences of issuance of alphabet stock. 

Select Engagements

  • Acquisition of the nation's leading specialty finance company for automotive retail real estate, a publicly traded< REIT, in a merger involving 400 properties in 31 states.
  • Automotive REIT in the amendment of its senior secured credit facility, consisting of an $1.8 billion term loan and a $250 million revolving credit facility
  • Acquisition of a publicly traded< office REIT, in a merger involving more than 100 buildings.
  • Acquisition of a publicly-traded< retail REIT, in a merger involving more than 30 shopping centers, resulting in our client owning all common shares of the acquired REIT