Ettore A. Santucci

Ettore A. Santucci

Partner Co-Chair of Debt Capital Markets
Co-Chair of REITs and Real Estate M&A
Ettore A. Santucci

Ettore Santucci, a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department, is co-chair of its REITs and Real Estate M&A practice, and co-chair of its Debt Capital Markets practice. He focuses primarily on capital markets transactions, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and executive compensation.





Professional Experience

Mr. Santucci has extensive experience in equity and debt capital markets transactions. He regularly represents issuers (from emerging enterprises to NYSE-listed companies), underwriters, financial advisers and institutional investors in every segment of corporate finance, from exempt offerings (private placements, PIPEs and 144A/Reg S offerings), to IPOs to investment grade bonds, high yield debt, and convertible/exchangeable securities.

In his active cross-border transactional practice, Mr. Santucci regularly advises U.S. clients in outbound investments, international joint ventures and M&A, as well as Italian and Western-European clients in similar transactions inbound towards the United States. Relying on his two law degrees (U.S. and Italian), Mr. Santucci is particularly attuned to the multi-jurisdictional issues that arise in cross-border investments, strategic alliances and business combinations.

Mr. Santucci is recognized for his representation of publicly traded REITs and real estate operating companies in corporate finance (including IPOs) and M&A, as well as corporate governance and securities matters broadly. He has focused expertise in the specialized legal structures commonly used in the real estate capital markets, such as UPREITs and downREITs, and in executing portfolio acquisitions.

Mr. Santucci is lead corporate and securities counsel for publicly traded companies in a variety of industries, advising them in all aspects of disclosure, corporate governance, corporate finance, executive compensation and securities law compliance. He also advises issuers and bondholders in debt restructurings, exchange offers and tender offers. Mr. Santucci has extensive experience in M&A, advising both acquiring and target companies.

Professional Activities

Mr. Santucci is the former chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Legal Opinions Committee, and was the reporter for the ABA Legal Opinions Committee’s report on cross-border legal opinions of U.S. counsel. He is also a member of the TriBar Opinion Committee, the American Law Institute, and member of the Board of Directors of the Working Group on Legal Opinions.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Santucci was an associate at White & Case in New York City and was on the staff of NOMISMA, an economic research foundation in Italy, where he maintains extensive contacts.


Mr. Santucci has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Corporate Law, Real Estate Law and Securities / Capital Markets Law 2022. 

Mr. Santucci has been selected for inclusion in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Capital Markets: REITs), Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Capital Markets: REITs – National and Corporate/M&A: Capital Markets – Massachusetts). He has also been listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers and The Legal 500 U.S.

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J.D., 1985
Boston College Law School

(summa cum laude)

J.D., 1982
Università Di Bologna, Faculty of Law

(summa cum laude)



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