Mr Michael Schiffer > Venable LLP > Baltimore, United States > Lawyer Profile

Venable LLP
750 E. PRATT STREET
SUITE 900
BALTIMORE, MD 21202
United States

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

Venable LLP ‘has excellent knowledge of the relevant laws, a commercial approach and is responsive‘. The team stands out for its advice to publicl traded Maryland REITs on Maryland corporate law in relation to IPOs, stock and debt offerings, M&A deals and spin-offs. It also regularly assists boards and board committees of publicly traded REITs with corporate governance; Vornado Realty Trust, Alexandria Real Estate Equities and Hudson Pacific Properties are active clients. Patricia McGowan led advice, as Maryland counsel, to large-cap REIT Invitation Homes on the acquisition of Starwood Waypoint Homes; the combined company became the largest single-family rental company in the US. Sharon Kroupa is ‘a superstar who is smart, commercial and experienced‘; Christopher Pate is also ‘a standout lawyer, who is highly responsive and knowledgeable‘; and James Hanks is ‘a senior partner who has helped write many of the real estate and corporate laws in place‘. Carmen Fonda and Michael Schiffer are also key contacts. All named advisers are in Maryland.