Ms Kendal Sibley > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
United States

Work Department

Business Tax




Ms. Sibley focuses on federal income tax issues related to equity REITs and mortgage REITs, including capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private investment funds, joint ventures, and structured finance and securitization. Ms. Sibley represents issuers and underwriters in various aspects of federal income tax structuring of capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures, and in connection with public and private equity and debt offerings by REITs, including REITs investing in mortgage-backed securities, mortgage loans, hotels, excess mortgage servicing rights, commercial office buildings, and single-family rental (SFR). Ms. Sibley also advises clients on roll-up transactions, fund formation, tax protection agreements, and FIRPTA issues.


Admitted to the Virginia State Bar


  • JD, University of Virginia, Virginia Law Review; Order of the Coif, 2002
  • BS, University of Virginia, with distinction, 1996

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Renowned by clients for its market-leading capabilities in REIT transactions, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is regularly sought out by some of the leading institutional investors, insurers, and utilities companies for assistance in a host of matters. Richmond-based practice co-head Cecelia Philipps Horner  anchors the firm’s securitization and REIT offering, most recently handling a growing volume of triple-net lease and crop-loan securitizations. Also in Richmond, Kendal Sibley represents public and private REITs in all manner of qualification and structuring issues. Houston-based co-head Robert McNamara focuses his practice on renewable energy tax, including carbon capture incentives, transactions, and MLPs. Washington DC-based Hilary Lefko is recommended for renewable energy projects and tax credit matters.

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.