US REITs for Foreign Investment: Understanding Advantages under FIRPTA Proposed Reforms

Broadcast Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Carl J. Riley
Robert J. Le Duc
John P. Napoli


About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. GT is among the Top 10 law firms on The National Law Journal's 2013 NLJ 350, an annual ranking of the largest firms in the U.S.

GT provides integrated legal services for clients worldwide. It offers a multidisciplinary team, including senior lawyers who have been the chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political and legal environments of major commercial centers. GT’s experience in more than 100 practice areas and network of contacts throughout the world position the firm to help clients achieve their objectives both domestically and in the global marketplace.


About DLA Piper LLP

DLA Piper is a global law firm, with approximately 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.


About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 800 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of corporate, real estate, labor and employment, employee benefits, and litigation. The firm is a recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, and its acclaimed SeyfarthLean client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media.

Seyfarth Shaw’s REIT practice is interdisciplinary, comprised of attorneys with corporate, securities, real estate and tax law expertise who represent public and private REITs as outside general counsel and in specific finance, development, acquisition and disposition transaction, as well as advising on reporting obligations under Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC filings. Attorneys in the practice have comprehensive experience in all stages of REIT operations, and represent every type of REIT including equity, mortgage, hybrid, special purpose REITs, public and private REITs, and funds that invest in REITs.