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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
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Andrew Epstein

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Clifford Chance LLP

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Capital Markets


Andrew Epstein’s practice focuses primarily on public and private capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate finance and general corporate transactions. Andrew represents issuers, underwriters, initial purchasers/placement agents and purchasers in public and private capital markets transactions and buyers, sellers and financial advisors in M&A transactions. He has experience across a broad range of industries, including specialty finance, asset management, real estate and real estate investment trusts (REITs), hospitality and healthcare. Andrew has also advised clients in IPOs, follow-on equity and debt offerings, pre-IPO/144A offerings, Regulation S offerings and other private placements. Mr. Epstein has also advised institutional clients in the structuring of real estate opportunity funds and the continuing investment activities of these funds.


Fordham University School of Law (JD), 1992; Washington University (AB), 1989

United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Clifford Chance's REIT team in New York brings together a cross-section of lawyers from the real estate, capital markets, M&A, funds, governance, regulatory, finance and tax practices; it has experience in the US and international markets, with notable clients including Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Colony NorthStar, ReNew REIT and Corporate Property Associates 17 - Global. REITs practice leader Jay Bernstein, US tax, pensions and employment practice tax head Richard Catalano, Jason Myers, Larry Medvinsky and Clifford Cone acted for CNL Financial Group, a private investment management firm, in both the formation of an externally managed non-traded company, CNL Strategic Capital (the company), and the company's IPO; and co-head of the US capital markets practice Kathleen Werner and Catalano led advice to Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, a publicly held non-traded REIT, on its merger with WP Carey, a large, diversified net-lease REIT. Andrew Epstein and Jake Farquharson are also highly rated; Steven Mastrovich, former managing director of three major investment banks, joined as counsel.

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