Tax issues often arise when structuring real estate funds, joint ventures, REITs and transactions, particularly when doing so across borders. Our real estate clients turn to Goodwin’s tax experts to help them overcome the hurdles that these issues present. Our tax expertise is at the core of the firm’s real estate transactional practices with dedicated real estate tax experts who are recognized and differentiated by their global industry knowledge, creativity, clarity, and integration with client planning. Working seamlessly with other members of our transaction teams and knowing and understanding a client’s business, allows them to appropriately balance tax considerations and business objectives to achieve the best possible results.
We are at the forefront in representing real estate funds, real estate developers, public and private REITs, pension fund advisors and investors on the structuring of real estate fund formation, acquisitions and dispositions, financings and joint ventures. Our lawyers drafted the original Real Estate Investment Trust Act 1960 in the U.S. and later helped create the first U.S. UPREIT structure in 1992 proving to be a turning point in the modern REIT era. Our REIT tax practice covers IPOs and rollups, including the largest-ever REIT IPO; equity and debt offerings; M&A, joint ventures, taxable and tax deferred acquisitions and dispositions.