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Robert Bergdolt

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Real Estate Finance

Position

Partner and Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Raleigh Office

Career

Robert Bergdolt leads DLA Piper's representation of non-traded, publicly offered real estate investment trusts. Since 1992, Robert's practice has focused on securities regulations, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions for traded and non-traded REITs. Over the last six years, Robert has headed his legal practice's representation with respect to 19 non-traded REIT public offerings.

Education

JD, Yale Law School; AB Duke University


United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Efficient, business savvy and knowledgeable’, DLA Piper LLP (US)’s REIT practice is composed of ‘specialists in their fields’. Most notably, Raleigh-based Robert Bergdolt is ‘a nationally recognized expert in private REITs’ and heads a team that is particularly well known for its experience in the formation of public non-traded REITs. Bergdolt acted for an impressive raft of high-profile clients over the past year including Blackstone REIT. New York-based rising star Kerry Johnson had a banner year and led on several significant deals, such as handling Highwoods Properties’ $300m senior notes offering. REIT tax lead Robert Le Duc, who splits his time between Minneapolis and Chicago, is ‘a prominent name’.

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