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Michael McTiernan

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Michael is a Partner in the Corporate group. He focuses his practice on advising and representing listed REITs, public non-listed REITs and underwriters in a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, mergers and acquisitions, periodic reporting, and corporate governance.


Michael began his career in 1997 at the New York office of a large international firm where he focused on real estate capital markets transactions, with an emphasis on REITs. In 2004 Michael joined the REIT group at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and during his ten years at the SEC served in a number of different roles in the REIT group, including as Assistant Director, and served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Chief Counsel. While at the SEC Michael focused on REIT IPOs and merger transactions and was responsible for analyzing all significant securities law issues related to REITs considered by the SEC during his tenure. As head of the SEC's REIT group from 2011-2013, Michael played a leading role in developing all of the SEC's recent interpretive guidance for REITs. Michael joined Hogan Lovells as a Partner in 2013.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997; B.A., The College of Wooster, 1993

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s practice is led from Washington DC by David Bonser, and has strong experience in deals concerning regulated industries, particularly healthcare, defense, life sciences, energy and financial services. Issuer mandates continue to account for the majority of instructions and highlights saw Richard Parrino advising cyber security company SecureWorks on its $112m IPO, and Eve Howard and Michael McTiernan acting for Playa Hotels & Resorts during its $100m IPO. On the underwriter side, Daniel Keating assisted UBS Investment Bank with Banc of California’s $100m public offering. In 2016, the group was boosted by the arrival of three corporate partners from Pepper Hamilton LLP: Rachael Bushey, John Duke and Steve Abrams, who co-chaired the life sciences and corporate and securities departments at his former firm, all join the Philadelphia office. Named partners are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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