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Justin Chairman

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Justin W. Chairman is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Business and Finance and Securities Practices. Mr. Chairman's practice focuses on representing private and public companies in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, and media, with a special focus on REITs. For more information, view Mr. Chairman’s biography at


Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008 & 2009); Member, Drafting Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association for the Title 15 Business Associations Code; Member, American Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association; Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review


University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995, J.D.; University of Pennsylvania, 1992, B.A.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

The securities practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, best known for its issuer-side work, handles a significant volume of energy and financial services-related deals. In New York, Thomas Giblin is a popular choice for energy and utilities issuers and recently advised American Water Works, and its finance subsidiary American Water Capital, on $1.3bn worth of senior notes offerings. Giblin also assisted Florida Power & Light with its $1bn issuance of first mortgage bonds. In Washington DC, Sean Donahue has a strong record in corporate governance matters and recently advised Clorox on a $400m debt offering. The group also benefits from the senior experience of Joanne Soslow, who acts as deputy chair of the corporate practice, and Justin Chairman, both of whom are based in Philadelphia.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's REIT practice is led by over 25 lawyers from the securities, finance, tax, M&A, real estate, employee benefits, environmental and labor groups. It advised RAIT Financial Trust, a publicly traded Maryland REIT, on its defense against an activist investor campaign that was threatened by Highland Capital Management and its affiliates. Eric Stern and Justin Chairman in Philadelphia head the team.

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