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Ana Cristina Arumi

Ana Cristina Arumi

Ernst & Young LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Cristina Arumi is a principal in the Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department and resides in Washington, DC.  Cristina is a member of the National Real Estate and Partnerships group, with a particular focus on tax advice related to real estate transactions.

Cristina regularly advises both public and private real estate investment trusts (REITs), including mortgage REITs, closely held real estate companies, real estate funds, and non-US real estate investors on a variety of matters. Cristina has worked on multiple transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, the formation and initial public offering of UPREITs, REIT conversions, roll-up transactions, downREIT transactions and public debt and equity offerings. Cristina also advises a number of REITs on ongoing operating matters, including compliance with tax protection agreements in the course of subsequent transactions and refinancings; and has extensive experience representing clients in requests for private letter rulings from the IRS, as well as experience representing REITs and taxable REIT subsidiaries undergoing IRS audits.

Cristina advises non-U.S. clients – individuals, foreign pensions and sovereign investors – of the U.S. tax implications of investments and operations in the United States, including the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). She also advises both U.S. and non-U.S. clients regarding U.S. tax implications of a variety of cross-border transactions. 

Before joining Ernst & Young LLP in July 2013, Cristina was a partner and the global leader of the Tax Practice Area at Hogan Lovells.  During her 17 years at Hogan, Cristina advised on the tax aspects of many of the most complex and high profile real estate related transactions in the industry.  In addition, Cristina has worked with other corporate and partnership clients in numerous industries in connection with a variety of transactions, including taxable and non-taxable acquisition transactions, joint ventures, recapitalizations, and debt restructurings.

Cristina has made numerous speaking appearances at conferences hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Practicing Law Institute and the American Bar Association.  Cristina received her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and a member of the

Government Relations Committee, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Ana Cristina Arumi is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The latest in REIT M&A activity - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Global perspectives: 2016 REIT report - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues - Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues, Friday, January 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues - Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues - Evaluating the Current Tax Landscape for REITS and Dealing with the Issues, Friday, January 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Thursday, January 26, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Boston, MA
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Columbus, OH
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
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