Scott Chase is a partner in Goodwin’s REITs and Real Estate M&A, Capital Markets and Public Company Advisory practices. Mr. Chase works on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including public and private offerings of securities, securities law and corporate governance matters for public companies and public and private mergers and acquisitions.

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Mr. Chase serves or has served as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public and private companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, service, medical devices, life sciences and technology.

He has also represented numerous leading investment banks in connection with capital markets transactions, including BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, UBS Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Credit Suisse, Raymond James, Jefferies and Keybanc Capital Markets.

Mr. Chase has been involved in:

  • approximately $22.2 billion of equity and debt offerings;
  • approximately $5.8 billion of proposed securities offerings where the issuer was ultimately sold in an M&A transaction or pursued an alternative transaction; and
  • approximately $17.1 billion of completed public and private mergers and acquisitions on behalf of purchasers and sellers.

Mr. Chase represents public and private companies, including publicly traded REITs, and underwriters in transactions such as IPOs, follow-on public offerings, and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including the representation of:

  • Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH)
    • Representation of the underwriting syndicate of 17 banks in connection with the IPO of Invitation Homes Inc., the second largest REIT IPO in history.
    • Representation of the underwriters in connection with several over $1 billion selling stockholder offerings by a private equity sponsor totaling over $6 billion.
    • Representation of the underwriters in connection with several follow-on equity offerings and debt offerings totaling over $3 billion.
    • Representation of 22 sales agents in connection with $1.25 billion ATM program with forward component.
    • Representation of 15 sales agents in connection with $800 million ATM program.
  • Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO)
    • Representation of Terreno Realty Corporation in connection with its IPO, several public follow-on offerings of common stock and preferred stock, several ATM programs and several private placements of debt securities.
  • TIER REIT, Inc. (formerly NYSE: TIER)
    •   Representation of TIER REIT, Inc. in connection with multiple ATM programs.
  • Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE)
    • Representation of the underwriters (led by J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Morgan Stanley) in connection with a public follow-on offering of common stock.
    • Representation of the sales agents (Wells Fargo Securities, BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, Citigroup, and RBC Capital Markets) in connection with multiple ATM programs.
  • Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH)
    • Representation of underwriters in connection with multiple equity offerings.
    • Representation of the sales agents in connection with ATM program.
  • STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG)
    • Representation of the underwriters or sales agents (including, at various times, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets, UBS Investment Bank, Citigroup and Raymond James) in connection with its IPO, several public follow-on offerings of common stock and preferred stock and several ATM programs.
  • Equity One, Inc. (formerly NYSE: EQY)
    • Representation of Equity One, Inc. in connection with multiple follow-on offerings, secondary offerings and ATM programs.
  • Donahue Schriber in connection with several investments by institutional investors.
  • Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) in connection with a public follow-on offering of common stock.
  • UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) in connection with a private debt offering and public secondary stock offering.
  • Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc. (NASDAQ: RADI)
    • Representation of the initial purchasers in connection with 144A debt offering.

Mr. Chase’s work on proposed securities offerings includes, among others, the representation of:

  • Workspace Property Trust in connection with its proposed IPO and proposed listing on the NYSE.

  • The underwriters in connection with multiple proposed IPOs and proposed listings of issuers on the NYSE.
  • Archstone Inc. in connection with its proposed IPO and proposed listing on the NYSE.
  • SiGe Semiconductor Inc. in connection with its proposed IPO and proposed listing on NASDAQ.

Mr. Chase’s work on completed public and private mergers and acquisitions on behalf of purchasers and sellers includes the representation of:

  • UniFirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF) in connection with numerous acquisitions.
  • Donahue Schriber in connection with its sale to First Washington Realty.
  • TIER REIT (formerly NYSE: TIER) in connection with its merger with Cousins Properties.
  • ZOLL Medical Corporation (formerly, NASDAQ: ZOLL) in connection with its sale to Asahi Kasei.
  • Boston Capital Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. in connection with its merger with an affiliate of BPG Properties.
  • Salesnet in connection with its sale to RightNow Technologies.
  • A hotel chain in connection with its merger with an affiliate of The Blackstone Group.
Professional Experience

Mr. Chase was a summer associate at Goodwin and served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Recognition

In 2022, 2021 and 2015, Mr. Chase was recognized in The Legal 500 United States for his corporate work.

In 2021, 2020 and 2019, Mr. Chase was recognized by IFLR1000 – the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms.

During law school, Mr. Chase was an Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law.

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JD, 2005
Duke University School of Law
BA, 2000
Amherst College

(magna cum laude)

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