Mr David Wright > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets and Securities, Real Estate Capital Markets, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Investment Funds, Hotel REITs, Mortgage REITs, Corporate


Partner and head of the Real Estate Capital Markets practice


Mr Wright’s practice focuses on capital markets transactions particularly for equity REITs and mortgage REITs, real estate operating companies and companies in the hospitality industry, and specialty finance companies. Mr Wright regularly advises companies and leading investment banks on public and private issuances of debt and equity securities and M&A transactions. He heads the firm’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group, which has handled over 1,100 capital markets transactions for more than 210 public and private real estate companies, including more than 155 IPOs and Rule 144A equity offerings, in recent years.


Admitted to the Virginia State Bar


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1981
  • BA, University of Virginia, highest honors, 1978

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is intensely focused on the energy (including oil and gas, renewables and energy transition), utilities, retail and consumer, and REITs sectors. The Houston office has experienced a notable uptick in debt offering engagements from energy clients and is also making an impact in green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds thanks to the efforts of Courtney Cochran Butler and others. Susan Failla is driving forward the retail and consumer side of the practice, and Peter O’Brien, Steven Friend and Michael Fitzpatrick are leaders in power and utilities transactions. Richmond’s David Wright is a key name in real estate and REIT deals.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP continues to primarily operate in the REITs, power, energy, retail and financial services sectors. The firm has achieved a significant market share of REIT IPOs over the last few years and the power and utilities groups are also active in equity offerings. The capital markets team has an evenly balanced emphasis on issuer and underwriter clients. New York partners Peter O’BrienChristina Kwon and Michael Fitzpatrick are key figures in power and utilities transactions and Richmond partner David Wright  is prominent in REIT offerings.

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

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP capital markets-based practice is based out of Richmond and is led by George Howell and David Wright . The team represents issuers and underwriters on high-value transactions and is skilled in public and private securities offerings, SEC compliance matters and IPO’s — James Davidson is the contact here. In Washington DC, Robert K. Smith  handles capital markets work, particularly 144A offerings and private placements. Federal income tax issues related to equity and mortgage REITs are dealt with by Kendal Sibley who is highly praised by clients.