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DLA Piper LLP (US)

444 WEST LAKE STREET, SUITE 900, CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089, USA
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DLA Piper LLP (US), Scott Kapp, Chicago, USA

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Scott Kapp

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Real Estate Finance; Real Estate Investment; Real Estate Asset Management; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Asset Based Lending; Technology; Food and Beverage; Financial Services

Position

Partner

Career

Scott Kapp represents family offices, entrepreneurial clients and a diversified group of private companies at various stages of development, including private equity and venture-backed companies.

He provides strategic advice on both legal and business issues, including capital and deal structure, litigation and transaction strategy, and strategic planning. In addition, Scott regularly advises clients in a variety of areas within the real estate industry, including in the acquisition, disposition, management, construction, development and leasing of office, industrial, multi-family and retail properties.

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law; M.B.A., The University of Chicago; B.A., University of Wisconsin


United States

Real estate

Within: Real estate

‘Very commercial in its approach, with a unique understanding of the real estate business’, DLA Piper LLP (US) handles the full range of real estate matters, including permitting, development, capital markets and joint venture transactions. Other areas of expertise include mixed-use development projects, cross-border transactions, acquisitions and sales, financing on the lender and borrower side, sports development projects, leasing, construction and design, and corporate matters. Clients include private and public companies, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, developers, lenders and government entities. Boston-based US real estate chair John Sullivan, who is ‘smart and commercial, and a great person to deal with’, recently advised Cottonwood Management on its $900m development of Echelon Seaport. Atlanta-based Maxine Hicks acted for Texas Rangers Baseball Express on advising, drafting and negotiating the documents for a $1bn mixed-use project, which includes the team’s new ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The firm continues to act as national real estate counsel for Blackstone on the acquisition, sale and financing of hotels across the country. Another key highlight included advising the Walt Disney Company on the real estate aspects of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Other clients include Uber, Prudential Real Estate Investors, InterContinental Hotels Group, Greystar Capital Partners and AIG Global Real Estate. Also recommended are Washington DC-based Jay Epstein, who co-chairs the global real estate practice, and Boston-based Cara Nelson. Chris Smith joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP; Antonio Calabrese joined from Cooley LLP, Scott Kapp joined from Dentons; and Bruce Saber joined from Arnold & Porter; they are based in New York, North Virginia, Chicago and New York respectively. Frederick Klein in Washington DC and Michael Hamilton in Los Angeles are also recommended.

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    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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