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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: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Hogan Lovells US LLP's 'available and responsive team is one of the most knowledgeable practices in the market when it comes to corporate and securities works for REITs'. It is actively involved in every aspect of the REIT industry, including IPOs, M&A, capital markets, joint ventures and corporate governance. The client list includes Apple Hospitality REIT, Colony Capital, Cousins Properties, Greystar Real Estate Partners, JBG Smith Properties and Kite Realty Group Trust. The team advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, a property developer, investor and manager, on its $4.6bn acquisition of Education Realty Trust, a Memphis-based college housing REIT; and acted for the special committee of the board of directors of Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT II in its merger with Phillips Edison & Company. Group head David Bonser is 'a business-minded, results-oriented lawyer, who sees the practical as well as the technical side of any matter'; and Prentiss Feagles, is 'the pre-eminent tax lawyer in the REIT space and incredibly skilled in structuring complex transactions'. Other key advisers include Michael McTiernan, Matt Thomson Jr and Stacey McEvoy. Named advisers are in Washington DC, unless otherwise stated; Stuart Barr and Cameron Cosby left for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.

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