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DLA Piper LLP (US)

1251 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104, USA
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Work +1 212 335 4500
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Fax +1 212 335 4501
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Kerry Johnson

Tel:
Work 1 212 335 4948
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/j/karolyn-johnson-e/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate; Real Estate Finance; Real Estate Investment Trusts; Public Company and Corporate Governance

Position

Partner

Career

Kerry Johnson concentrates on securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters and general corporate law. Her primary focus is the real estate industry, particularly exchange-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their underwriters.

A significant portion of Kerry's practice includes representation of exchange-listed REITs in initial public offerings, secondary offerings, at-the-market offerings and follow-on public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as private securities offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation D. Kerry also represents leading investment banking firms in initial public offerings and follow-on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Kerry regularly advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and general corporate matters, Securities Act and Exchange Act disclosure and compliance matters, NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements and capital raising, investment and other strategic transactions.

Education

J.D., Wake Forest University; B.A., University of Pennsylvania


United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Within: 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.

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