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DLA Piper LLP (US), Jesse Criz, Chicago, USA

Jesse Criz

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Co-Chair of DLA Piper's US National REIT Tax Practice


Jesse Criz represents institutions, investors, developers and entrepreneurial companies in all aspects of the real estate capital markets area, consisting of a wide variety of complex domestic and international real estate, corporate, and partnership transactions, including public and private securities offerings, formation of private real estate funds and all forms of public and private REIT transactions.

Jesse has extensive experience in the real estate area, including representation of real estate opportunity funds and publicly traded and privately owned real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has represented sponsor and investors in connection with the formation of many private real estate funds in the US, Europe and Asia. He also has structured and closed many REIT transactions, including REIT mergers and acquisitions, formations of private REITs, partnership roll-ups and UPREIT transactions. In addition, Jesse has structured inbound real estate investments by foreign real estate funds and the formation and establishment of domestic and international real estate funds, including certain funds as private REITs.


JD, Loyola University Chgicago School of Law; BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne; CPA

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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