Robert LeDuc > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
444 WEST LAKE STREET
SUITE 900
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States
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Work Department

Real Estate Finance; Tax; Corporate; Finance; Real Estate; Transactional Tax Planning

Position

Partner; Co-Chair, National REIT Tax Practice

Career

Robert LeDuc concentrates his practice in federal and international income taxation.

Robert also has extensive experience in the real estate and mortgage-related areas, including representation of real estate funds, debt funds, and publicly traded and privately owned equity and mortgage real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has structured dozens of debt and equity offerings, REIT mergers and acquisitions, formations of private REITs, partnership roll-ups and various mortgage REIT transactions.

In addition, Robert has provided tax advice regarding numerous cross border real estate investments and cross border financing transactions, with particular focus on advising non-US governmental investors.

Education

L.L.M., New York University School of Law; J.D., New York University School of Law; B.B.A., University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Lawyer Rankings

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) advises on REIT formation, roll-up transactions, IPOs, secondary debt and equity offerings, acquisition and financing transactions, and M&A. The client list includes Black Creek Diversified Property Fund, CNL Healthcare Properties II, KBS Growth & Income REIT, Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust and W PCarey. Recent work includes acting for WP Carey, a publicly traded, net-lease REIT, on its merger agreement with Corporate Property Associates 17 – Global, a publicly held, non-traded REIT. Raleigh office managing partner Robert Bergdolt leads the advice on non-traded, publicly offered REITs and is ‘a joy to work with, knows his stuff and has a very practical real-world approach to problem solving‘. Robert LeDuc, who splits his time between Minneapolis and Chicago, is co-national REIT tax chair; also key to the group is Kerry Johnson of the New York and Chicago offices, Chicago’s Jesse Criz and Greg Hayes, San Diego-based Darryl Steinhause, and Christopher Stambaugh and Carrie Hartley in Raleigh.