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Chapman and Cutler's REIT practice group consists of lawyers from our Banking, Corporate, Corporate Finance and Securities, Tax, Real Estate and Environmental Groups. We regularly represent underwriters, REITs and other capital markets participants in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities issued by REITs and other real estate entities. Members of our REIT practice group have also been involved in REIT formations and the purchase or sale of REIT entities. We also represent REITs and other transaction participants in the acquisition, leasing and disposition of portfolio assets. Our experience includes working with both equity and mortgage REITs.

REIT practice group members are affiliated with the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT") and have access to the vast information resources that membership provides.

Our lawyers have significant experience in the representation of purchasers and sellers of improved and unimproved commercial real estate. These transactions include the purchase or sale of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial and warehouse facilities, apartment projects, retail facilities and other commercial enterprises. We also have extensive experience in multiple-site, multiple-jurisdiction real estate transactions and in real estate finance transactions.

Members of the firm's Tax Department have been involved in the formation of REITs and other real estate funds and also advise REITs on an ongoing basis with respect to compliance with the REIT qualification requirements of federal tax laws.

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