Christopher Stambaugh > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Raleigh, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
RALEIGH, NC 27612-2350
United States

Work Department

Finance; Corporate; Real Estate; Capital Markets; Real Estate Finance




Chris Stambaugh advises public and private real estate funds on corporate and securities matters including fund formation, public securities offerings, private placements, tender offers, joint ventures, corporate governance and ongoing securities law compliance.

Chris focuses his practice on public REITs and has a thorough knowledge of recent trends and issues facing these companies, whether it relates to M&A, earnings releases, non-GAAP financial measures, risk factors, executive compensation, corporate defenses or Green Street scorecards. Chris handles all aspects of ongoing SEC reporting requirements, including periodic reporting, proxy statements, executive compensation disclosure and Section 16 compliance, as well as helping clients comply with stock exchange requirements. With respect to offerings, Chris has experience with numerous private placements as well as registered offerings on Form S-11, Form S-3 and Form S-8.

Chris also counsels broker-dealers on compliance with applicable regulations of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in connection with the distribution of securities. Within the non-traded REIT space, Chris has been very active with clients and regulators in developing new offering structures with multiple classes and trail commissions, as well as customized share redemption programs and improved valuation procedures and disclosure.


J.D., Fordham University School of Law; M.E., Duke University; B.E., Duke University

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.