Mr James Davidson > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Richmond, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
RIVERFRONT PLAZA, EAST TOWER
951 EAST BYRD STREET
RICHMOND, VA 23219
VIRGINIA
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Partner

Career

Mr. Davidson’s practice focuses on all aspects of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and real estate transactions, with a particular emphasis on REITs. Since joining Hunton Andrews Kurth, he has advised on nearly 200 REIT transactions, aggregating to more than $30 billion in gross proceeds. Mr. Davidson has been named counsel on more REIT IPOs over the past five years than all but a handful of lawyers in the country. He regularly advises on complex or novel REIT financings and industries, including capped call and equity forward transactions, the only postal REIT, cannabis REITs, and the first Mexican FIBRA. He regularly represents issuers and investment banks in connection with public and private offerings of equity debt securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, “at the market” offerings, tender offers and private placements. Mr. Davidson has particular expertise with respect to Agency and commercial mortgage REITs, hospitality REITs, and office REITs. He has experience in Latin American, Asian and European cross-border transactions and is a frequent speaker and author on REIT transactions.

Languages

Spanish

Memberships

Admitted to the District of Columbia, New York and Virginia State Bars

Education

  • JD, New York University School of Law, 2009
  • BA, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, Miami University, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

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

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James DavidsonHunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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.