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Julian T. Kleindorfer

Julian T. Kleindorfer

Latham & Watkins LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Julian Kleindorfer is global Co-chair of Latham & Watkins' REIT Industry Group. His practice focus on mergers and acquisitions,  corporate finance transactions and general company representation. Mr. Kleindorfer brings particular expertise to transactions in the real estate, hospitality and gaming industries.

Profile

  • Public and private acquisition transactions
  • Board counseling and representation of special committees
  • Registered equity and debt offerings
  • Private placements
  • REIT roll-up and IPO transactions

Experience

In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Kleindorfer has in recent years represented:

  • LifeStorage in its US$1.35 billion sale to Sovran Self Storage 
  • InvenTrust Properties Corp. in its spin-off of Highland REIT to its shareholders
  • Digital Realty Trust in its US$1.89 billion acquisition of Telx 
  • Hudson Pacific in its acquisition of a US$3.7 billion portfolio from The Blackstone Group
  • Xenia Hotels & Resorts in its spin-off of US$4 billion in full service hotel assets from Inland American Real Estate Trust
  • Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II (special committee) in its US$4 billion sale to NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.
  • InvenTrust Properties Corp. in the sale of its net lease portfolio to affiliates of AR Capital for US$1.9 billion
  • J.P. Morgan in connection with the merger of MAA and Colonial Properties Trust with a transaction value of US$8.6 billion
  • MPG Office Trust, Inc. in connection with its merger with an affiliate of Brookfield, with a transaction value of US$2.3 billion
  • Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. in its US$7.4 billion merger with Cole Credit Property Trust II
  • Realty Income Corporation in its US$2.9 billion acquisition of American Realty Capital Trust
  • Kennedy Wilson, Inc. in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of a real estate loan pool from the Bank of Ireland
  • American Assets Trust, Inc. in its roll-up acquisition of more than US$1.7 billion in real estate assets
  • Nestlé USA in its purchase of Kraft’s North American pizza business for US$3.7 billion

In the corporate finance area, Mr. Kleindorfer has represented numerous issuers and investment banks, including in many significant REIT IPO and first-time issuer transactions

Education

JD, Yale Law School, 1994, Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of International Law

BA, Yale University, 1990, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; National Merit Scholar

Bar Qualifications

California, New York

Languages

German, Japanese

Recognition Highlights

Mr. Kleindorfer has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA (Band 1) and in The Legal 500 US guide for his expertise in corporate finance and the area of real estate investment trusts and corporate finance, and by Best Lawyers in America in the securities law category.

Chambers USA writes that Mr. Kleindorfer is "very experienced and easy to work with, a smart guy and a hard worker" and "is highly sought after by major underwriters and REITs for his expertise in M&A and capital markets work." The guide also notes that he “is ‘highly knowledgeable,’ ‘well respected,’ and 'excellent on IPOs'.” He “wins very high praise from market commentators for the ‘formidable competition’ he offers on the West Coast in the REIT space. ‘He nailed the tax and securities aspects in a way that was efficient, practical and down to earth,’ according to a one greatly impressed peer.”

Chambers USA also describes Mr. Kleindorfer as “a great project manager and an extremely practical, solutions-oriented lawyer." Clients say "He's very smart, and really able to resolve problems."
Julian T. Kleindorfer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Treasury Department Issues Final Regulations on Real Property Definition for REIT Purposes (September 12, 2016) - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment SEC Developments Unique to the REIT Industry - Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio SEC Developments Unique to the REIT Industry - SEC Developments Unique to the REIT Industry, Friday, January 20, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg SEC Developments Unique to the REIT Industry - SEC Developments Unique to the REIT Industry, 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, Boston, MA
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, Pittsburgh, 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, Mechanicsburg, PA
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, Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2018, Friday, January 19, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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