Proposed Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) Reforms: Expanding REITs Opportunities

Broadcast Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Carl J. Riley
John P. Napoli


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With more than 800 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP offers a national platform and an international gateway to serve clients’ changing business and legal needs in real estate, corporate, litigation, employment, and employee benefits. The firm’s REIT practice is interdisciplinary, comprised of specialists with corporate, securities, financial, real estate and tax law expertise. Firm attorneys represent several public and private REITs as outside general counsel and in specific finance, development, acquisition and disposition transactions. Seyfarth has comprehensive experience in all stages of REIT operations, including formation issues, qualifying and maintaining REIT status, conducting operations (including the purchase and sale of REIT assets) and, in some instances, structuring REIT liquidations. Attorneys from the REIT practice represent public REITs in the full range of their reporting obligations under Sarbanes-Oxley and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  For more information, please visit