Kelsey Lemaster is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax Practice. His practice includes corporate mergers and acquisitions, fund formations, private equity and venture capital investment structuring, the qualification and operation of REITs, transactions involving REITs, investments in real estate by tax-exempt and foreign investors, and joint venture and other partnership transactions.

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Mr. Lemaster’s recent transactional experience includes representing:

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  • Geometric Intelligence in its acquisition by Uber
  • Chariot in its acquisition by Ford Motor Company
  • Curse in its acquisition by Amazon
  • Fitbit, GoDaddy and Twilio in various acquisitions
  • Yatra Online in its combination with Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation
  • in its acquisition by LinkedIn
  • Trulia in its $3.5 billion tax-free combination with Zillow
  • Essex Property Trust in its $15.4 billion acquisition of BRE Properties
  • Trunk Club in its tax-free acquisition by Nordstrom
  • Dropcam in its $555 million sale to Nest Labs
  • GrubHub in its combination with Seamless Holdings
LLC/Partnership Transactions
  • Norwest Venture Partners in acquisitions of controlling and 100% ownership stakes in a number of businesses organized as pass-through entities
  • Perzo in its platform roll-up transaction involving a consortium of leading investment banks
  • Numerous clients organized as LLCs in designing and implementing profits interest structures, allocations and distributions and M&A transactions
Real Estate Structuring
  • Chinese and other non-U.S. investors in structuring inbound investments into U.S. real estate assets, including residential, office and hotel assets
  • A private real estate investment fund in developing a feeder structure for foreign investors
  • A private real estate investment sponsor structuring a single-investor fund for a foreign sovereign entity
Private Equity
  • M&A and financing structuring work for private equity clients, including JMI Equity, Thoma Bravo, Norwest Venture Partners
  • REIT offerings for Equity One, DCT Industrial Trust and Terreno Realty Corporation 
  • Numerous technology and biotech company IPOs, representing both underwriters and issuers 


While attending law school, Mr. Lemaster was the Editor-in-Chief of The Tax Lawyer.

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LL.M., 2008
Boston University School of Law
J.D., 2002
Georgetown University Law Center

(cum laude)

B.A., 1999
Boston University

(magna cum laude)



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