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Michael J. Brody

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Michael Brody is a member of the firm's Tax Department and former Chair of the firm's Retirement and Recruiting Committees. He has extensive experience in issues relating to real estate investment trusts, and is global Co-chair of the firm’s REIT Industry Group.

Mr. Brody's practice focuses upon the taxation of partnerships and corporations, including REITs, in a variety of US and international contexts, including:

  • Partnership and corporate formation transactions
  • REIT roll-up, conversion and IPO transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities offerings
  • Restructuring and insolvency work

Position

Tax Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/michael-brody


United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Leading lawyers

Michael Brody - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

The ‘responsive, creative and efficient’ practice at Latham & Watkins LLPknows how to get a deal across the line’. The group routinely acts across the full life cycle of REIT matters, including initial organization, partnership roll-up transactions, corporate spin-offs, public offerings, M&A and compliance issues. The global group is co-chaired by Michael Brody, held up by some as ‘the best tax expert in this space’, Julian Kleindorfer and Ana O’Brien - they teamed up with Orange County-based counsel David Wheeler to advise Digital Realty on its $7.6bn acquisition of DuPont Fabros Technology. Brody and Kleindorfer also advised Global Logistics Properties on its $1.1bn acquisition of the US logistics portfolio of Hillwood Development Company. Lewis Kneib and San Diego-based Michael Sullivan are also recommended. Named lawyers are based in Los Angeles, unless otherwise stated.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Latham & Watkins LLP’s tax practice, which has partners spread across its multiple US offices, typically advises on transactions within the technology, retail, pharmaceutical and banking sectors, among others, as well as on restructuring, finance, private equity and real estate matters. In Los Angeles, Pardis Zomorodi and Laurence Stein supported Entercom Communications in its $4bn Reverse Morris Trust merger with CBS Radio. Another highlight from this office was Samuel Weiner’s work for Golden Entertainment during its acquisition of American Casino & Entertainment Properties. Michael Brody, who structured the $7.6bn purchase of DuPont Fabros Technology for client Digital Realty Trust, is also recommended. In San Francisco, global head of tax Kirt Switzer advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on acquiring a 48% stake in GlobalLogic from Apax Funds. Andrea Ramezan-Jackson In Washington DC, Joseph Kronsnoble in Chicago, David Raab in New York and Timothy Fenn in Houston are other key advisers.

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