Capital Markets: REITs (Band 1)Illinois
Tax (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Handles various tax matters, including complex partnership transactions, real estate investment trusts, debt offerings and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment joint ventures and financings, Section 1031 like-kind exchanges, project financings, sale/leaseback transactions and tax-exempt financings. Advises on foreign investments in the United States involving the Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act and issues involving tax-exempt organizations. Tax adviser for various partnerships, investment companies, REITs and foreign governments. Frequently featured in articles discussing REITs and tax law.
Career: LLM, University of Michigan, 1980; JD, Wayne State University, 1979 (cum laude); BS and BA, Michigan State University, 1977 (with Honors).