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Hogan Lovells US LLP
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Prentiss Feagles is a nationally recognized tax authority in real estate investment trusts (REITs) and partnerships. He has worked with the largest REITs and real estate companies in the country for more than 25 years. He does it all in this area – initial public offerings (IPO), mergers, joint ventures, and going private transactions.

He is not interested in telling clients all of the rules and the problems that they will face; instead, he offers them practical solutions. He works as part of an integrated team of more than 40 professionals that focus on public real estate companies and REITs, handling some of the largest merger and acquisition, IPO, and joint venture transactions in that space.

Prentiss also has served as the Global Chief Financial Officer for Hogan Lovells. He was instrumental in the 2010 transatlantic merger of Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, the largest ever merger of two law firms. From those experiences, he understands the demands of running a business and the need for solutions, not problems, and he keeps those lessons in mind when advising clients.




Member, Government Relations Committee, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT); Member, Tax Section, American Bar Association


J.D., Duke University School of Law, with distinction, Order of the Coif, 1976; A.B., Cornell University, with distinction, 1973

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

(Hall of Fame)

Prentiss FeaglesHogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong record in the REITs area and is singled out for its expertise in high-end transactional mandates for several leading real estate clients. The team fields a deep bench of experts across New York and Washington DC, well-versed in handling large, cross-border matters, including capital markets offerings, and is led by David W. Bonser . Highlights include advising on a $7.5bn REIT merger between Kite and Retail Property of America. The team has considerable experience in high-value IPO’s and REIT-specific taxation work — Prentiss Feagles is the key name here with Cristina Arumi leading the national REITs tax practice. Paul Manca advises multinational clients on corporate and securities matters, with strength in the real estate sector, as does Mike McTiernan. Other key contacts include Stacey McEvoy and Andrew Zahn who handle M&A and complex capital markets transactions, respectively. The group also works closely with its offices in Denver and Baltimore. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

With multiple offices on both coasts, Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a myriad of big-ticket transactions and advisory mandates for a formidable roster of blue-chip entities from the worlds of tech, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services, and sovereign wealth funds. The team is highly rated by clients for its capabilities in REIT transactions, where Cristina Arumi and Prentiss Feagles routinely structure various complex investments – often with a significant cross-border element. Practice head Siobhan Rausch focuses her practice on tax-exempt organizations, working with a mix of private foundations, impact investors, and research institutions. Jasper Howard handles the full spectrum of transactions, including tax-free spin-offs and restructurings, while Scott Lilienthal is recommended for public finance matters. In San Francisco, Josh Scala regularly advises on joint ventures and  partnerships for real estate investors and private equity firms. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless noted otherwise.