Our Taxation Practice plays an active role in representing clients in many real estate capital markets transactions, including the formation of real estate funds, real estate financings, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and dispositions. We regularly represent both sponsors and investors through every stage of the real estate investment life cycle. We represent private fund sponsors and public and private (and public “non-traded”) REITs in a broad range of matters — from fund formation and deal flow, to day-to-day operations, including executive compensation and related matters. Our Tax attorneys have a thorough understanding of fund structures and securities, tax, and ERISA issues and are particularly adept at implementing practical and efficient structures that accommodate special kinds of investor pools (such as institutional, tax-exempt, or non-U.S. investors), niche and specialized markets (such as hospitality, timber, or energy), and exit strategies (such as public offerings, sales, deeds in lieu, and recapitalizations). We maintain critical institutional knowledge of constantly evolving trends within the domestic and global real estate markets and the real estate investment fund world. We have the ability to leverage the size and strength of our internationally recognized Real Estate Practice to assist you in acquiring, financing, and disposing of a myriad of portfolio investments, independently or through joint ventures with developers, public companies, REITs, and other real estate investment funds.