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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

1633 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6708, USA
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David H Kaplan

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Sullivan & Worcester LLP

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David H. Kaplan, formerly a partner, serves as of counsel to Sullivan & Worcester. His practice focuses on structuring mergers and acquisitions; structuring real estate transactions, including real estate investment trust (REIT) transactions; international tax planning for multinational clients; and other tax planning for business entities. Prior to joining Sullivan & Worcester, Mr. Kaplan concentrated on corporate law, primarily mergers and acquisitions, securities law and advice to private companies.


Minnesota, 2013
Massachusetts, 2003


American Bar Association, Tax Section Boston Bar Association, Tax Section, International Tax Committee International Fiscal Association (New England Region) Boston University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2003 Associate Editor, 2001-2002 and Executive Editor, 2002-2003, Journal of Law Reform B.A., cum laude, Claremont McKenna College, 2000

United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Sullivan & Worcester LLP's Boston-based group advises on REIT formations and conversions, debt and equity offerings, financings, real estate acquisitions, M&A, joint ventures, tax compliance, and sale-leaseback transactions. It regularly provides REIT and tax counsel for the largest public REIT in the country, American Tower Corporation; other clients include Hospitality Properties Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust and Government Properties Income Trust (GPIT). The team advised GPIT on its merger agreement with Select Income REIT. Louis Monti leads the REIT practice group, Ameek Ashok Ponda directs the tax department, John Steiner co-directs the real estate department and Howard Berkenblit leads the capital markets group. Nicole Rives and Lindsey Getz are also experienced attorneys, David Kaplan is a key of counsel, and Avinash Rao is a highly regarded associate.

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