Gil Menna is co-chair of the firm’s REITs and Real Estate M&A practice. He also participates in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Public Companies, Real Estate Tax, and Private Investment Funds practices. Mr. Menna is a former member of Goodwin’s Management and Executive Committees, and former chair of the firm’s global Real Estate Industry (fka Real Estate Capital Markets) group.

Mr. Menna represents many of the nation’s leading publicly traded real estate operating companies in connection with their merger and acquisition, corporate finance and corporate governance matters. In addition to his extensive knowledge of public REITs and REOCs, Mr. Menna also has significant experience representing real estate investment managers in connection with their private equity capital, merger and acquisition, and portfolio acquisition transactions.

For the past 10 years, Mr. Menna has captained Team Goodwin in the Pan-Mass Challenge, a charity bike ride raising money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has participated in the Challenge for over 20 years, and in that time, Team Goodwin has raised over $1,000,000 for cancer research and treatment. Mr. Menna is also a board member of Shatterproof, a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.

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Mr. Menna has assisted clients in structuring and executing some of the highest profile and largest public real estate transactions in recent years, including M&A transactions and equity and debt offerings.

Most recently, he has represented:

  • LaSalle Hotel Properties in connection with its proposed $4.8 billion privatization transaction with Blackstone
  • Brookfield Property Partners in connection with its proposed $15.3 billion restructuring of General Growth Properties
  • Monogram Residential Trust in connection with its structured $3 billion privatization transaction with Greystar and a consortium of foreign investors
  • Underwriting syndicate in Invitation Homes’ $1.8 billion IPO, the largest U.S. IPO since October 2015 and the second largest REIT IPO ever
  • MAA (Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.) in its $3.9 billion acquisition with Post Properties Inc.
  • The Scion Group LLC in its $1.4 billion acquisition (in joint venture with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) of University House Communities Group, Inc.
  • Paramount Group Inc. in connection with its $2.6 billion IPO, the largest IPO in the REIT industry ever
  • Essex Property Trust in its $15.4 billion merger with BRE Properties, creating the third-largest multifamily REIT in the country
  • MAA (Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.) in its $8.6 billion acquisition of Colonial Properties Trust, Inc.
  • CreXus Investment Corp in its $1 billion acquisition by Annaly Capital Management, Inc.
  • Cole Credit Property Trust II in its $7.1 billion acquisition by Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.
  • AvalonBay Communities, Inc. in its $16 billion acquisition (in joint venture with Equity Residential) of Archstone Enterprise LP
Professional Activities

Mr. Menna is a Board Associate member of NAREIT, a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, and an Advisory Board member of the REIT Center at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, a forum which was established in 1998 for the study and analysis of publicly traded REITs and REOCs. Mr. Menna is also a member of the REIT International Appeals Board (IAB).

Mr. Menna is an adjunct professor and lecturer in law at Columbia University, where he regularly teaches a workshop on real estate M&A and restructurings. He has also written and lectured extensively on topics involving real estate securities and mergers and acquisitions, as well as on tax law issues facing the real estate capital markets.

Recognition

Mr. Menna is widely recognized as one of the United States’ leading publicly-traded REIT REOC attorneys, and has practiced in the real estate M&A and real estate securities area for over 35 years. He is credited with spearheading the creation of the first public UPREIT structure in the Taubman Centers, Inc. IPO in 1992. In 2010, during NAREIT’s 50th anniversary, he was honored with the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the REIT market. He is annually recognized as a “Star Individual” in Nationwide REITs by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and was named to the Legal 500’s inaugural Hall of Fame list for his work in the REIT market. Mr. Menna has also been selected for inclusion in the Lawdragon 500, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

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专业资格

Education

M.L.T., 1983
Georgetown University
J.D., 1982
Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., 1978
Syracuse University
(magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

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Massachusetts
California
New York

Courts

U.S. Tax Court
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